Johnny Depp Is Sorry, Didn't Mean to Compare Photo Shoots to Rape

johnnydepp-300.jpgAfter an excerpt of his Vanity Fair interview hit yesterday in which he compared being photographed to being raped, Johnny Depp (whose Rum Diary hits screens in a few weeks) thought better of his word choice. ""I am truly sorry for offending anyone in any way. I never meant to. It was a poor choice of words on my part in an effort to explain a feeling. I understand there is no comparison and I am very regretful. In an effort to correct my lack of judgment, please accept my heartfelt apology." No worries, Johnny. It's Apology Wednesday! Stick around for more Buzz Break.


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  • Sassafras says:

    I just knew he'd be apologizing for that when I read his interview. Kirsten Stewart made the same error not too long ago and had to apologize about using rape as a comparison. Neither meant any harm by it, just poor word choice. Hey, they're human.

  • AS says:

    OH MY GOD!!!! Can you say anything without apologizing for it anymore? Jesus Christ, I mean really. Its a good thing I'm not a celebrity or I would have been put in front of a firing squad by now.

  • DWG says:

    When you are getting (and complaining about) $300 million for your services - it ain't rape... more like 'pay-for-play'.

  • casting couch says:

    So, George Lucas "violated" my childhood now?

  • stolidog says:

    He meant sodomy, not rape. He's sorry.