Unless “photo shoot” means something complete different and 10,000 times more horrible than we think it means, Johnny Depp’s rape comments in his new Vanity Fair interview are bizarrely off-base, and not in the fun way Johnny Depp normally is. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Well, you just feel like youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re being raped somehow,” the Rum Diary actor tells the magazine about photo shoots. “Raped … It feels like a kind of weird — just weird, man.” Yes, the word “weird” seems fitting here. Not so much the sexual assault comparison. Someone get this man a thesaurus!
Depp isn’t the first celebrity to compare getting their photo taken to rape, just the latest. Last summer Kristen Stewart’s rape comments drew criticism from virtually everyone with a grasp of the English language, after the Twilight star said paparazzi photos “make me feel like IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m looking at someone being raped.” People are still using standard camera to take celebrity photos, right? Not some kind of crazy terror lasers? We’re just checking, because…that’s the only possible explanation we can come up with.