Right now, somewhere under a rock, Kathy Griffin is smiling:
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JOHNNY DEPP, ACTOR: When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
I want to clarify. I'm not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it's been a while and maybe it's time.
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Oh, he's drunk.
Anyway, that moment sums up Depp's declining career. In a desperate attempt to be edgy, he figured he could win over the British audience with the joke about killing Trump. When all else fails, go there. It reveals a truth about Depp: He was never a trailblazer, but an imitator. It's why he still impersonates Keith Richards wherever he goes. Remember how Rachel Dolezal decided to as black? Depp is doing the same thing. He is culturally appropriating Keith Richards. But now Depp is 54. A member of AARP, it's time to stop dressing like your mother's hat rack.
Now he has since apologized, saying he intended no malice. He probably didn't. What he intended to do was maintain his relevance, clinging to a coolness that is dwindling. And the easiest way is to say stuff Hollywood thinks it's dangerous when it's really not. The real dangerous comment is saying that you like Trump.
But the bloated parrot that is Depp reveals that all celebrities do is copy other celebrities. Act like Keith Richards, talk like Kathy Griffin, drink like Oliver Reid. Who is Johnny Depp? I don't even thing he knows.
So, it's not the joke that is the real outrage. It's the banality of it. How desperate must you be to say you want to kill the president just for applause? Johnny Depp desperate. He wants so badly to be a Rolling Stone, but he's just rolling stoned.
Greg Gutfeld currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) The Greg Gutfeld Show (Saturdays 10-11PM/ET) and co-host of The Five (weekdays 5-6PM/ET). He joined the network in 2007 as a contributor. Click here for more information on Greg Gutfeld.