Johnny Depp appeared to threaten President Donald Trump during a speech at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
The star asked the audience, as he introduced a screening of his film The Libertine: “Can you bring Trump here?”
After receiving jeers from the crowd, Johnny Depp added: “You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
He added: “I want to clarify, I’m not an actor. I lie for a living [but] it’s been a while. Maybe it’s about time.”
Johnny Depp acknowledged that his comments – which may have been a reference to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth in 1865 – would prove controversial.
“By the way, this is going to be in the press and it’ll be horrible,” he said.
“It’s just a question, I’m not insinuating anything.”
Johnny Depp is not the first celebrity to allude to killing the president.
At a rally in Washington DC, Madonna said she thought “an awful lot about blowing up the White House” and Snoop Dogg shot a toy gun at a Donald Trump character in a music video.
However, on social media, some have criticized Johnny Depp’s comments – which come days after a gunman shot and injured Republican congressman and four others in Virginia.
According to ABC News, the Secret Service is aware of Johnny Depp’s comments,.
Glastonbury audience met Johnny Depp’s comments about President Trump with laughter, albeit mixed with shock.
Johnny Depp – wearing distressed jeans and a black fedora – was mobbed by fans as he arrived at Worthy Farm.