Johnny Depp can’t help himself, can he?
You’ll recall that people were (rightfully) upset at the end of last month when Dior, in their infinite wisdom, decided to release a video starring Johnny Depp and Native Americans promoting their new perfume called Sauvage. Which of all the tone-deaf, boneheaded, racist s*it to pull in 2019, that’s certainly something.
Johnny Depp decided to whine about the swift backlash to The Hollywood Reporter because in 2019 there are a lot of “worst” people to actively dislike, and he wants to remind you not to forget him in the shuffle between Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, and all the other horrible people out there.
Per People, who has to pretend to present this s*it objectively because they ultimately still want access to Johnny Depp:
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, campaign star Johnny Depp, explained that the brand is planning on working with those who were offended to resolve the issue.
“There was never — and how could there be or how would there be — any dishonorable [intent],” Depp said. “The film was made with a great respect for the indigenous people not just of North America but all over the world. It’s a pity that people jumped the gun and made these objections. However, their objections are their objections.”
Don’t worry, he continued to dig that hole …
“I can assure you that no one has any reason to go out to try to exploit. It was a film made out of great respect and with great respect and love for the Native American peoples to bring light to them. They haven’t had the greatest amount of help out of the United States government,” he said. “The idea is as pure as it ever was, so we will come to an agreement so that everyone is happy.”
If I come up to you, kick you in the shins, spit in your face, and then steal your wallet, you have a right to be angry. It doesn’t matter if that was really a performance art piece I’ve been working on which is supposed to show the dangers of canned tuna—because my “pure” intentions had very real consequences for other people.
What I’m ultimately getting at is that maybe you shouldn’t name your stupid perfume “Sauvage” and then decide to utilize native American imagery to sell that sh*t, especially when your entire board of directors appear to be white Europeans. But if you do decide to go ahead with this very poorly thought out and offensive idea and get called out on it, your celebrity spokesperson shouldn’t be framing it as a “you problem” not a “me problem.”
But when you have Johnny Depp, who again, is just a sh*tty not nice person that I would imagine my dog, who loves everyone, would growl at if he ever has the displeasure of meeting him, you get what you get.
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