Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has caused controversy and criticism on social media for a joke he made on stage at Cineramageddon, a film festival held in Glastonbury, U.K. While introducing his 2004 film The Libertine” to gathered fans, he started speaking about Trump.

Depp asks if he can bring Trump to the U.K.

Depp asked his around 1,500 fans in the audience if he could bring Trump to the U.K. and received a loud round of jeers and boos.

A woman yelled out that Trump needs "love and rehabilitation," so Depp went on to tell the audience that they had misunderstood him and that he believes Trump needs help, saying there are a lot of dark places the U.S. President could go.

Reference is made to President Abraham Lincoln's assassination

Depp went on to tell fans he wasn’t insinuating anything and noted that his speech would end up in the media and that would be “horrible.” His next words were to ask the audience when a president was last assassinated by an actor.

According to a report by the Telegraph, Depp was making reference to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth, an actor.

In the video included below, Depp then went on to clarify things by saying he’s not an actor. He said he lies for a living. However, he went on to say it has been a while and maybe it’s time.

Trump supporters strike back at Depp

As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, Trump supporters immediately hit back at Depp with comments on Facebook and Twitter.

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Some even asked for Depp to be detained in the U.K. before being allowed back in the U.S.

Even Alex Jones had words on Twitter.

Some kind of stood up for Depp though.

As noted by the Huffington Post, Depp’s attitude towards Trump is nothing new, however, as in May last year he was heard to say if Trump was elected, he would be the last president of the U.S., adding that it just wouldn’t work after that.

Depp also did an impersonation of the U.S. president in the film “The Art of the Deal: The Movie,” produced by FunnyOrDie.com.

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor is not alone among celebrities criticizing or making veiled references to Trump’s assassination. Comedian Kathy Griffin has been in the news recently for a controversial photo shoot where she posed with a replica of Trump’s decapitated head.

Back in January, Madonna also made waves by telling the gathered crowd at the Women’s March that she had thought about blowing up the White House.

Even more recently, Shakespeare in the Park’s production of “Julius Caesar” in New York City lost a number of corporate sponsors, as the lead was portrayed by a Trump-like figure, who was assassinated.

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