Saturday, November 19, 2005

Et Tu, Johnny Depp?

Mr. Depp (a brilliant actor - but oh such a #$@!) has often bashed his native land whilst whiling away the days at his manor in the hillsides of France - perhaps never more viciously than this September 2003 diatribe:

America is dumb, it's like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive," he said.
"My daughter is four, my boy is one. I'd like them to see America as a toy, a broken toy. Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling and then get out," said the star of the off-beat films "Edward Scissorhands" and "Dead Man."
Depp slammed George W. Bush's administration for its criticism of French opposition to the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

Snooty bastard, bad-mouthing Americans while drinking wine in his chatau; Americans whom had shown him love, showered him with riches beyond avarice, and whom had forgiven him for "21 jump Street". But it looks like Johnny's getting a bit scared out there in the French countryside:

Hollywood star
JOHNNY DEPP is so shocked by the riots raging through France, he's considering abandoning his home in the country.
The FINDING NEVERLAND heart-throb moved to Europe when life in Los Angeles became too violent.
He has since divided time between the two continents - but he fears France will be scarred permanently by the current troubles.
He says, "It's insane, that setting cars on fire is the new strike.
I went there (to France) to live because it seemed so simple.
"Now it's anything but. I don't know how they'll recover from this

Will we have to take Johnny Depp back into our collective bosom once again?
It's can come back home now...

Depp 2003 link:
Depp 2005 link:


The probligo said...

Truth is that the problem lies with the right...

"If you don't live your life the way that I say, you can not be a true American."

How sad...

As this kind of reaction (shown almost universally among those of the right in both the real world and the blogword) shows, the principle of "freedom" in the United States is sadly, perhaps fatally, flawed.

How sad...

happykat said...

I understand Depp's feelings of disenchantment with the U.S. I'm also glad that he's getting a taste of reality. (meaning: the whole world is fucked up; not just the U.S.) We are what we are....every where. There is no Neverland. Even if there was, it certainly wouldn't be in France.