In the current political climate, one wrong comment or attempt at humor could land someone in hot water. For actor Johnny Depp, he's facing that criticism head on.

Depp on Trump

When Donald Trump announced he was going to run for president, he quickly got on the wrong side of most celebrities when he referred to illegal immigrants from Mexico as "rapists" and "murderers." Throughout the entire 2016 presidential election, it was made clear that the more liberal-leaning celebrities out in Hollywood were not fans of the former host of "The Apprentice," and voiced their opposition in a variety of ways.

Talk show hosts and comedians often made Trump the butt of the joke, with actor Alec Baldwin receiving rave reviews for his satirical portrayal of the President on "Saturday Night Live." Bill Maher has made it a weekly routine to rip into Trump, with the likes of Stephen Colbert doing the same on an almost nightly basis. Others, however, have crossed a line that didn't work out to well for them in the long run.

Earlier this month, comedian Kathy Griffin posted a photo on her Twitter feed where she was holding up a mock severed head of Trump, which was also covered in blood. The reaction from conservatives was universally negative, as many liberals and independents in the mainstream media even spoke out, resulting in Griffin losing her New Year's Eve gig on CNN. As reported by The Guardian on June 22, Johnny Depp is now coming under fire for comments he made about the commander in chief.

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While appearing at the Cineramageddon drive-in theater in Somerset, England on Thursday, Johnny Depp made controversial comments pertaining to Donald Trump. "I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go," Depp said when asked about the president.

"It is just a question. I'm not insinuating anything. By the way, this is going to be in the press. It will be horrible. I like that you are all a part of it," Johnny Depp continued. "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" Depp humorously asked those in attendance. "I am not an actor.

I lie for a living," he continued, before adding, "However, it has been a while and maybe it is time."

Trump supporters react

As Johnny Depp's remarks made the rounds, it didn't take long before Donald Trump supporters went viral with their thoughts on social media. "Depp should stay over in France where he will be safe from being beaten to a pulp," one tweet read.

"God dammit I actually liked Johnny Depp," another Twitter user went on to post.

"It must be nice be a billionaire to not care about America. We have over 68 million supporting DJT. As a fan, you made a mistake!" another tweet added.

"Johnny Depp should know better. Another fantasist. At least hate Trump for his policies, not simply because of who he is," an additional post noted. "It's interesting that Johnny Depp has admitted his only acting 'talent' comes from LYING, instead of empathy or introspection," one tweet went on to read. As the backlash continued, it was clear that Depp's remarks triggered the president's base.

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