Say What?! Celebrity Foot-In-The-Mouth Moments (PHOTOS)
In the November issue of Vanity Fair, Johnny Depp revealed his extreme disdain for photo shoots, and even went as far to compare it to violent sexual assault.
“Well, you just feel like you’re being raped somehow. Raped…It feels like a kind of weird–just weird,” the Rum Diary actor said. “But whenever you have a photo shoot or something like that, it’s like–you just feel dumb.”
Depp’s quote didn’t fare well in the public spotlight. The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) vehemently disagreed with the statement, which Depp quickly responded to with a sincere apology on Tuesday, saying:
“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,” the actor remarked. “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.”
The Pirates of the Caribbean star isn’t the only celebrity under heat for controversial statements. Brad Pitt’s comments about his former marriage to Jennifer Aniston during a Parade interview caused the Moneyball star to think twice about his statements.
“All I know is that my point was, the best thing I’d done as a father is be sure that my kids have a good mother….That’s all I was, or am, trying to say, ” he told Matt Lauer. “It has no reference to the past. And I think it’s a shame that I can’t say something nice about Angie without Jen being drug in. You know, she doesn’t deserve it.”
Brad’s comments got us thinking about John Mayer’s infamous 2010 commentary about ex-girlfriend, Jessica Simpson. “That girl, for me, is a drug, “said the 33-year-old singer. “And drugs aren’t good for you if you do lots of them. Yeah, that girl is like crack cocaine to me…Sexually it was crazy. That’s all I’ll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm…”
Then, late last week, country crooner, Hank Williams Jr.’s comparison of Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler during a Fox & Friends interview caused jaws to drop across the nation. ESPN pulled his theme song from its Monday Night Football opening, and Williams issued an apologetic reply afterward.