by John Hawkins | September 4, 2003 10:22 pm
As I mentioned yesterday, Johnny recently trashed not the Bush administration, but America itself. He said…
“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.”
…”I was ecstatic they re-named ‘French Fries’ as ‘Freedom Fries’. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots,” he told Stern.”
If you read that last post, you noticed that I tore into Depp as did a lot of other right leaning blogs. But at the Democratic Underground, the reaction was a little different. You see at the DU, they apparently love it when people attack America and they heartily approved of Depp’s comments. Don’t believe me? Just look at this thread on DU where they overwhelmingly approved of what Depp had to say. Here’s just a few comments to give you an idea of what the DUers had to say…
Soloflecks: Good for him! I just gained some respect for the guy.
xchrom: if only i could move to the south of france! sigh. he’s right about the country though — but it ain’t gonna change any time soon. we are way to convinced of our own ”righteousness”. and aggressive toward each other in the extreme. i just don’t know the answer because i no longer wish to get along corporate facists and phony religous zealots. it sounds harsh — but i didn’t make these current conditions — i’m forced to accept them. and i have become unforgiving.
liberalmuse: Bravo, Johnny Depp!
I’ve noticed lately that more and more actors are speaking out again. I’m going to have to see ‘Pirates of the Carribean’ while it’s still in the theatres, to throw a bit of my dough his way. I knew he was my favorite actor for a reason. He has a lot of soul.
Mari333: Yes, true,
Been to Europe, seen it…very very very good …took me months to get used to living in the US again…it was like visiting a beautiful forest of peace and then being thrust back into a loud, dirty , angry mob. I stay here only because my adult children and my sick mother are here.
Aristus: My Republican wife adores Johnny Depp.
I wonder if she realizes he’s a pinko liberal like me? Good for him. I’ve liked him since “Platoon”. He’s amazingly talented, and now it looks like he’s smart, as well.
Hey, maybe Howard Dean should start trashing America and comparing it to a “dumb puppy”. That sort of message seems to go over pretty well with the type of people who make up his base…
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