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Quotables: Johnny Depp Apologizes for Rape Comments With the Help of RAINN

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“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. 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.”

This, in response to RAINN’s statement (RAINN, if you’re unaware, is the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) about Johnny Depp‘s rape quip:

“While photos may feel at times intrusive, being photographed in no way compares to rape — a violent crime which affects another American every two minutes. RAINN welcomes the opportunity to speak with Mr. Depp and educate him about the real life experiences faced by survivors every day, and ways that he can work with RAINN to help.”

Do correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think even Kristen Stewart waited for this organization to make a statement before her publicist was wise enough to poke her and say, “Hey, girl, maybe you should rethink what you said.” I’m totally kidding about that last part, anyway, a lot of these morons, collectively, don’t generally take a minute for a second thought after words leave their mouths. Their publicists are paid to speak for them, and screenplay writers and directors are paid to put words in their mouths and make them move. I mean, why should they think for themselves, either?

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  • What i do not like about this country is everyone’s obnoxious demands for political correctness. It was an exaggeration to make an expression. (or maybe it wasn’t, maybe he HAS been raped before. Has anyone stopped to think that?) If not, get a life people. It’s a free country.

    • Oh yeah? If he had said “lynched” instead of “raped”, idiots like you would screaming for his head on a plate….and a whole bunch of other idiots just like you.

  • Didn’t he make those comments (or at least, the comments went public) like, two seconds ago? At least the apology sounds sincere, and it’s not one of those “it’s my fault but it’s really your fault or the magazine’s fault” apologies…

  • The power of words… seems necessarily to be SO UBER precise to avoid political incorrectness and backlash…

    Next time Johnny… qualify “rape” with “emotional”:

    Photo sessions are like emotional rape… something like that…

    Maybe when the term “sexual assault” becomes the norm… the word rape will lose some of its charge…