Johnny Depp really doesn't like photoshoots. At all. He recently told Vanity Fair that he hates doing photoshoots so much that it's almost like being raped. Since having your photo snapped is not the same thing as sexual assault, at all, Mr. Depp is now having to publicly apologize for his comment.
He told the November issue of Vanity Fair how he feels about having his photo taken, "Well, you just feel like you're being raped somehow. Raped...it feels like a kind of weird - just weird. But whenever you have a photo shoot or something like that, it's like - you just feel dumb," says Depp.
Usually the only drama Depp ever causes is by wearing a floppy hat, refusing to cut his hair and scowling at paparazzi. Now Johnny Depp is in some hot water with RAINN (the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.)
The RAINN organization wants to make sure Depp understands that having your photo taken is not the same thing as being raped.
"While photos may feel at times intrusive, being photographed in no way compares to rape - a violet crime which affects another American every two minutes," says RAINN spokesperson Katherine Hull, "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."
A few hours after they released their statement, Depp was quick to apologize.
"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," Depp said. "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."
While he may have spoken carelessly in that Vanity Fair article, Johnny wasted no time in apologizing. Way to take the high road Johnny, you're still okay in my book.
RAINN responded to his apology, "We hope to work with him to provide hope to victims of rape and make sure they get the help they deserve."
Last year, another edgy celeb also made the poor choice of comparing the paparazzi to being raped. Kristen Stewart explained her disdain towards the paparazzi to Elle magazine when she said, "The photos are so...I feel like I'm looking at someone being raped. A lot of the time I can't handle it. I never expected that this would be my life."
RAINN also reached out and scolded the actress for comparing two very different things. Kristen also issued a heartfelt apology. "I really made an enormous mistake - clearly and obviously. I'm really sorry about my choice of words."
"People thinking that I'm insensitive about this subject rips my guts out. I made a big mistake," she adds.