Depp: Sorry for Comparing Photo Shoots to Rape

Plus: six other stars who have used the word insensitively
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2011 10:42 AM CDT
US actor Johnny Depp poses for the cameras as he arrives the the UK premiere of the film 'Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides ' in London, Thursday, May, 12, 2011.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

(Newser) – Johnny Depp really stepped in it in a recent Vanity Fair interview, when he compared photo shoots to rape. "Well, you just feel like you’re being raped somehow," he said. "Raped … It feels like a kind of weird—just weird, man." Anti-rape activists, of course, were not amused. "While photos may feel at times intrusive, being photographed in no way compares to rape," a spokesperson for the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network tells Radar. Depp also got called out on blogs. But he was quick to apologize in a statement today, admitting to his "poor choice of words."

The Huffington Post has his full apology—and The Frisky has six more celebrities who have used the word "rape" less-than-sensitively:

  • Kristen Stewart: Once said that when she looks at paparazzi photos, she feels like she's "looking at someone being raped."
  • Khloe Kardashian: Compared a TSA pat-down to being raped in public.
  • Ashley Judd: Wrote in her memoir about the "rape culture" of rap and hip-hop music.
Click for the full list, including one star who tweeted about date-raping her husband.

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