Apparently, Johnny Depp can do wrong: during an interview with Vanity Fair, for which he's appearing on the November cover, Depp, talking about his feelings towards photo shoots, failed to choose his words wisely. He said:
"Well, you just feel like you're being raped somehow. Raped… It feels like a kind of weird… just weird, man… But whenever you have a photo shoot or something like that, its like — you just feel dumb."
In response to the provocative analogy, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) made the obvious point that, "While photos may feel at times intrusive, being photographed in no way compares to rape — a violent crime which affects another American every two minutes." The group went on to say that they welcomed the opportunity to speak with Depp, educate him about what survivors go through, and hopefully enlist his services in helping the organization.
Obviously not really meaning what he said, Depp acted quick to defuse the situation, apologizing late Tuesday, just as Twilight's Kristen Stewart had to ask forgiveness last year for similar remarks. Depp said:
"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. 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."