As we reported yesterday, Johnny Depp recently told Vanity Fair that constantly being photographed by the paparazzi and having his privacy invaded by is like being "raped… it feels like kind of weird .. just weird, man."
Naturally, with words so loaded, the actor felt a backlash.
RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, issued a statement addressing his comments.
And while we were a bit shocked as well, we knew he by no means meant to use the word in the worst connotation. We just felt that he, as a public figure (adored by many women), could have prepared with more sensitivity and chosen better words.
Fortunately, he agrees and offers more pleasant words in his apology:
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Sometimes, people don't appreciate the power of their words.
In the next Vanity Fair, Johnny Depp gives a candid and in-depth interview for the mag about being such a huge star in the business. One of the topics discussed was paparazzi and the numerous photo shoots he's obligated to do a year and Johnny admitted that he feels somewhat violated while being photographed. In fact, he went so fact as to likened the process to rape, saying:
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When stoopid things come out of those rabbit teeth of hers, we are the first ones to call her out on it. But now, there are some other folks who are pissed off at Kristen Stewart and they have a solid argument.
In a recent interview, KStew likened her fame and the constant media scrutiny she faced to being "raped," saying “I never expected that this would be my life.”
The Rape and Incest National Network (R.A.I.N.N.) heard about KStew's analogy and were understandably put out by it. A spokesperson for the group released the following statement, saying:
“Stewart's comments are regrettable. Portraying a rape survivor in the film ‘Speak’ should have led her to use a more appropriate metaphor to describe the intrusive nature of the paparazzi. Rape is more than an intrusion, it's a violent crime, that causes serious long term mental health effects for victims.”
Oh yeah! Hey remember that, KStew? Did you even do any research before that role? We think you'd be more sensitive if you had.
R.A.I.N.N isn't the only organization upset with Kristen's word choice. RapeIs.org and the Men Can Stop Rape Organization also made statements asking Kristen to "reevaluate" her word choice when she talks to the media she hates so much.
An apology is in order, KStew. We recommend having your publicist write it for you so you don't eff it up!
[Image via WENN.]
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