Johnny Depp says he is “truly sorry” for comparing photo shoots to rape during an interview with Vanity Fair magazine.
In the November issue of the magazine, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star says he doesn’t enjoy taking part in photo shoots because “[y]ou just feel like you’re being raped somehow. Raped. The whole thing. It feels like a kind of weird…just weird, man…Whenever you have a photo shoot or something like that, it’s like — you just feel dumb. It’s just so stupid.”
Soon after the comment was reported online, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network raised concerns, telling E! News that “being photographed in no way compares to rape.”
On Wednesday, RAINN provided ABC News Radio with Depp’s apology, in which he stated, “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 continued, “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.”
RAINN says it accepts Depp’s apology.