June 10, 2023

Johnny Depp drew laughs from journalists with a weird assertion evaluating his presence on the Cannes Movie Pageant to consuming McDonald’s.

The actor was on the 2023 competition for the world premiere of his new film Jeanne du Barry—his first since final 12 months’s defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard.

Throughout a press convention he was requested what he’d say to individuals who assume he should not be on the competition. He proposed an uncommon hypothetical together with his response.

“So we’re speaking theoretically about what would I do if there have been individuals who did not need me to return to the Cannes Movie Pageant?” Depp mentioned, answering a journalist’s query.

Johnny Depp is pictured on the 76th annual Cannes Movie Pageant on the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, on Might 17, 2023. Depp drew laughs from journalists with a weird assertion evaluating his presence on the movie competition to consuming McDonald’s.
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“What if in the future, they didn’t enable me, in no way, it doesn’t matter what, I can’t go to McDonald’s, for all times,” he mentioned.

The response drew some chuckles and Depp continued, “as a result of someplace should you received them multi function room there will be 39 offended folks watching me eat a Huge Mac on a loop. Only for enjoyable. Who’re they? Why do they care?”

He added: “Some type of, some species. Some tower of mashed potatoes. Protecting the sunshine of a pc display screen. Nameless, with apparently a whole lot of spare time. I do not assume I am the one who needs to be nervous. I feel folks ought to take into consideration what it is all about actually.”

Depp’s reply to this query was shared a number of occasions on-line, and drew feedback from each followers and detractors.

“I simply do not get why they must maintain referring again to authorized case now,” Instagram consumer @shazziemay wrote, insisting that as a result of Depp had gained, he should not have to debate it any extra.

“I beloved the best way he dealt with the query and himself although,” they added.

Different Depp followers believed his remark about mashed potatoes was a reference to Heard’s declare that Depp smeared mashed potatoes and gravy round their home in Australia throughout an incident which noticed him lose a part of his finger.

In April and Might 2022, the world watched as particulars of Depp and Heard’s marriage, together with the story of Depp’s severed finger, had been made public in a multi-million greenback defamation trial. Depp sued his ex-wife for a 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Publish that insinuated Depp was responsible of sexual violence and home abuse throughout their marriage. The jury sided with Depp, although in addition they deemed that Heard had been defamed in one other smaller case.

Each side appealed the decision and in December 2022 reached a settlement.

Whereas lots of Depp’s followers praised the actor for his reply in Cannes, others had been much less impressed.

“That is how I do know he isn’t a survivor,” wrote verified Twitter consumer Zandra, whereas Vegetano1 merely shared three barfing emojis.

After Depp’s reply at Cannes, some followers dug up an previous tweet by McDonald’s, posted on January 24, 2021. Twitter consumer @axelsbabeylamb had mentioned: “I need to eat McDonald’s with Johnny Depp.”

McDonald’s merely replied: “Similar.”

Replace 5/17/23, 11:05 a.m. ET: This text has been up to date with particulars of on-line feedback by Depp’s followers and detractors.