"Can we bring Trump here? I think he needs help,” Depp told the audience. "This is going to be in the press, and it’ll be horrible, but I like that you’re all a part of it."
“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" he asked, seemingly referring to John Wilkes Booth shooting President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. "I want to clarify, I'm not an actor. I lie for a living."
Much like the reactions to Snoop Dogg aiming a gun at a Trump clown in a music video or Kathy Griffin holding a bloody Trump-like prop head, many Americans are expressing their outrage over the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star's comment on Twitter.
"While #SteveScalise is in critical condition, you 'joke' about assassination of the President of the United States?" fellow actor James Woods tweeted.
Others, however, are equally bothered by the hypocrisy of Trump supporters' outrage, since well-known conservative Ted Nugent -- who even visited Trump in the White House earlier this year -- has a history of encouraging violence against Hillary Clinton.
Take a look at a mix of the Twitter reactions below:
Jokes about killing people are never funny. Just stupid. #SitDown!— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) June 23, 2017
Johnny Depp joins the list of idiot celebrities to glorify violence & threaten to kill the man we elected President. pic.twitter.com/k9xJe8JKby— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) June 23, 2017
Johnny Depp was joking people... that means it is not serious, stop being such snowflakes. It shouldn't even be a story.— Jim (@JimTouz) June 23, 2017
Johnny Depp assassinating Trump is about as likely as Depp sobering up and becoming vaguely relevant again.— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) June 23, 2017
Johnny Depp: "When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?"— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) June 23, 2017
Probably around the same time you were last in a good film. pic.twitter.com/z8ZUdfLMkX
Good morning to everyone except Johnny Depp— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 23, 2017
Hey, maybe "Johnny Depp" will get Invited to the Whitehouse just like Ted Nugent did after saying👇 pic.twitter.com/aMgiu5xcFs— Mompreneur #DemForce (@Mompreneur_of_3) June 23, 2017
Trump supporters: Johnny Depp is a moron, but I noticed you were really fucking quiet when Ted Nugent threatened Obama with assassination.— Charles Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) June 23, 2017
Johnny Depp pretends to be someone else for a living. Pretty smart because the real Johnny Depp is an ass.— Dale1Chair (@dale1chair) June 23, 2017
Police officers KILL innocents, no one bats an eye.— Neo Don (@Don_DaPilgrim) June 23, 2017
Johnny Depp JOKES about killing Trump, everyone loses their mind.
Terrorists threat the whole world with attacks and death and people are worried about #johnnydepp joking on Trump! I m scared 😳 I AM SCARED!— Juliae (@juliaeumei) June 23, 2017
we should believe women when they speak up about abuse, but for those who demanded more proof about Johnny Depp - read those court papers— Lex Croucher (@lexcanroar) June 23, 2017
In case Johnny Depp does not know, the answer is 1865. The actor was a Democrat. What is it with Democrats and violence?#JohnnyDepp— That Greek Guy! (@DesignGreek) June 23, 2017
Kathy Griffin: I ruined my career, no one can ever screw up as badly as I did.— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) June 23, 2017
Reza Aslan: Hold my beer!
Johnny Depp: Mind if I join you?
Johnny Depp: "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) June 23, 2017
Well Depp does have experiencing killing a career and marriage!
Hasn't Johnny Depp embarrassed himself enough with another horrible Pirates movie and blowing $625 million?— EAG35 (@UofMGophers) June 23, 2017
Confirmed: Johnny Depp is an abusive, lying cunt (just in case u were still giving him a free pass bc he was fit in the 90s/you hate women)— Keava (@keavaoloan) June 22, 2017
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And here we go again, y'all mad about Johnny Depp making a joke but wasn't saying nothing when people was talking about assassinating Obama. pic.twitter.com/HI9xxuiDqn— Xavier (@bigcheeksweeks) June 23, 2017