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Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 3:42 pm

I read this yesterday and then this morning he decides to take back what he said...Giving some stupid excuse like it was taken out of context. If he cant stand up for what he belives in and stand by what he says, dont bloody well say it in the first place!!! He reminds me of those Dixie Chicks or whatever they're called from Texas, they slag off Bush then realise the implications of their comments and try to take it back-these people only care about their publicity and the harm it could do if they get negative publicity.
Any respect I had for Jonny is long gone now. I dont agree with things Turkey or the UK do but I wouldnt go as far as openly slagging them off on the world stage. Shame on you!


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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 3:48 pm

Put into the same category as Brittney's "endorsement" of GWB and Susan Sarandon, et al's slamming of the current administration. All of these "entertainers" need to remember that's whatthey are and pour themselves a steaming mug of Shut the Phuque Up! If he doesn't like this country, and that's his perrogative, that's fine. Just don't accept any monies from movie-goers in this country!

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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 3:49 pm

Actually What is the quote.

From what you describe is more of an Alec Baldwin style hypocrite
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Here's What He Said

Fri Sep 05, 2003 3:56 pm

BERLIN - Actor Johnny Depp (news) likened the United States to a "dumb puppy that has big teeth" in an interview published Wednesday, ridiculing Washington's confrontation with France, where he lives, over the war in Iraq.

The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star — who spends much of his time in the south of France with his companion, Vanessa Paradis (news), and their two children — told the German magazine Stern he couldn't see himself paying more than short visits to his Los Angeles residence in the present political climate.

"America is dumb, is something like a dumb puppy that has big teeth — that can bite and hurt you, aggressive," Depp was quoted as saying.
Depp recalled that French fries were renamed "Freedom fries" in the House cafeteria on Capitol Hill at the height of U.S. anger over France's refusal to back the administration of President Bush (news - web sites) over the war in Iraq.

"Nothing made me happier than when I read that — grown men and grown women in positions of power in the United States government," Depp said. "I was ecstatic because they revealed themselves as idiots."
Depp said he wanted his two children, ages 1 and 4, to experience the United States "like it's a kind a toy — a broken toy maybe. Investigate a little bit, check it out, get this feeling and then get out."

 
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:00 pm

Well I do give him more credit the Alec then.

At least Johnny had the good sense to get the hell out of the country.

If he wants to live in a country that is putting American lives at risk by blocking international participation in Iraq then so be it.
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:05 pm

Just out of interest-What exactly did Alec Baldwin say??? I am not a follower of his film & I missed the comments you refer to. Thanks

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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:16 pm

Alec made the comments during the 2000 presidential election that if G.W. won he would leave the country. I belive it was the same tirade on the Tonight show where he was trying to encourage somebody to beat up Henry Hyde, a well respected congressman.

Needless to say G.W. won but Alec is still in the US.

So he is just one big welcher.
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 5:11 pm

If he wants to live in a country that is putting American lives at risk by blocking international participation in Iraq then so be it.

I thought he lived in France?  Laugh out loud - on a more serious note, the only thing that's putting American lives at risk is GWB, especially his "Bring it on" comment  Insane
 
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 5:56 pm

I'd have to add that his comment on the 'Freedom Fries' debacle was spot on - it did indeed reveal a frighteningly childish side to Capitol Hill...
 
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:02 pm

If he wants to live in a country that is putting American lives at risk by blocking international participation in Iraq then so be it.

Wow !! I didn't know my country had the power to send the US troops in Iraq !

In fact, Chirac is the head of th US army. Well said L188 !!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

By the way, how many times did the US veto resolution at the UN ? (That's not the same, that's the USA).
 
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:21 pm

I think that when you look at these types of people, they only seem to say these comments in the land and amongst those who appose the US and her actions.

Jonny Depp saying this in France (and being married to a French bird) is no biggie. It shows their weakness in different surroundings and getting carried away with the situation. Dixie Chicks is another that springs to mind, they performed at a concert, were amongst lots of young people, some factions were probably very harshly against the US administration & apposed the war, they got carried away with the occasion and said really stupid stuff just to please the people, get a chear and get people to be on their side as apposed to against a US band coming over in a time of impending war.

weak and pathetic if you ask me!

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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:04 pm

"...a dumb puppy with big teeth...." Well Mr Scissorhands, if the description fits..... LOL
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 10:00 pm

I steer clear of LA too....

It certainly isn't a desireable place to hang out if you don't have to. And like mentioned before, his observation on the "freedom fries" thing is "spot on".

I don't see what the big deal is with these comments. And if we hang on everything that celebrities say, why don't they have a right to say something that some disagree with???
 
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 10:53 pm

Depp makes one point though. I mean, we were VERY immature over the situation as a country. "FREEDOM FRIES" in response to another democratic country making its mind? How childish can you get?

The whole Freedom Fries thing and that it originated in Washington is completely ridiculous and shameful. And that is coming from a proud and embarassed American!
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 10:56 pm

The day I care what Johnny Depp or any celebrity for that matter says, is the day my life hits rock bottom.

And as stupid as the whole freedom fries thing is/was, it was born out of support for the country. There is nothing wrong with that, but the actuall attempt was very poor.
 
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:01 pm

L188 btw the US is in Iraq so guess France didn't a do a good job at putting your life at risk. In fact it is bush that has put Americans in danger when he sends them to Iraq.
 
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:51 pm

Why can't America take criticism from foreigners? You can't improve yourself without knowing your faults. Not all criticisms are correct, but at least you should think about it before doing the usual Bushie knee-jerk reaction of being anti-American

It's also the right of every American to criticize our country, it's one of the foundations of patriotism. If we didn't, then we'd be living in a dictatorship right now. What I find scary are the Bush worshipers who believe that any negative thing toward the Administration comes from anti-Americans that should leave the country. It's those people who are the biggest threat to our freedom. Bush worshipers who think freedom of speech means agreeing with the Prez at all times are the most anti-American people in the world. The gov't and its policies are not what makes America great, it's the people and its varying opinions on everything. I love America and because of that, I'll criticize the gov't when I believe it needs to be done.
 
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:58 pm

Wow, it must have been 16 years since I saw "21 Jump Street"...
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:55 am

Hartsfieldboy is right. Of course trying to alert people to the fact that the country you love is heading straight to a catastrophe is a patriotic act.

And L-188, you are HILARIOUS. As though France is endangering American troops. I thought France tried to STOP the invasion?!
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:07 am

Who cares, he's a right, what he said seemed pretty tame really, he's not made any death threats like those on the other side of the argument has he?
He knows probably a bit more about the world than some fat, in-bred, redneck country singer penning 'were gonna kick some a-rab ass' style ditties.
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:49 am

"All of these "entertainers" need to remember that's whatthey are and pour themselves a steaming mug of Shut the Phuque Up! If he doesn't like this country, and that's his perrogative, that's fine. Just don't accept any monies from movie-goers in this country!"

The above response as translated into English is as follows: Ruff ruff ruff - ruff ruff ruff - bow wow wow - ruff ruff ruff.

Or as Johhny (who just made millions in a hit movie that I'm sure a lot of you paid good money to see) would say: "All these a.net right wing rednecks need to realize what they are and pour themselves a steaming mug of "Eat crow."
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Sat Sep 06, 2003 2:43 am

He can say whatever he likes. Honestly, I really don't understand why so many of you care one way or the other. He's said it, you agree, you disagree, so what?
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:25 am

I think the comments are childish. Not so much by their content, but by the fact that sometimes I think these entertainers get carried away in effort to appease people around them. They say whatever they want to hear, and then complain of the backlash. Oh well, you gotta do what you gotta do I guess.
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RE: Jonny Depp Slagging Off America

Sat Sep 06, 2003 8:05 am

Or as Johhny (who just made millions in a hit movie that I'm sure a lot of you paid good money to see) would say: "All these a.net right wing rednecks need to realize what they are and pour themselves a steaming mug of "Eat crow."

Forget Jonny Depp, look at Jaysit. He never uses facts, but resorts to inane "redneck" remarks and comparisons to Saudis and Ayatollahs. Sad really.

Yes, I saw Pirates of the Carribean, I agree with Depp that Freedom Fries was plain immature, but calling a whole nation "a dump dog with big teeth."!? "Freedom Fries" is undeniably more tame.

I can watch movies with actors with differing points of view because I don't let politics consume my whole life. Jaysit must only hang out with a few hard core liberals and shun the rest of society. Everyone else back in reality can get along.

Perhaps you should pour youself a steaming cup of "Eat Crow" Jaysit.

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