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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Depp joins the Trumpenfreude List

The Daily Mail reported, "EXCLUSIVE: Hide the rum! Johnny Depp is OUT as Jack Sparrow in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise as actor battles financial issues and personal dramas."

Wow. Disney raked in $3.6 billion off this franchise thanks to Depp channeling Keith Richard, and now Depp is out.

Oh well, he still has that $650 million he made from those and other films, right?

Wrong.

Deadline Hollywood reported in June, "Johnny Depp’s $650M Film Fortune 'Almost All Gone,' New Rolling Stone Exposé Says."

Well, he still has that hot wife, Amber Heard, right?

Wrong. They divorced. She said he beat her.

The New York Post reported, "Amber Heard’s best friend details Depp’s alleged horrifying abuse."

Wow, that's some rotten luck. Lose your job, your fortune, and your wife.

It's as if the man is cursed.

What could have triggered this?

Metro reported on February 1, 2016, "Johnny Depp plays Trump in new Funny Or Die mockumentary."

The Hill reported on May 11, 2016, "Johnny Depp: Trump would be last US president."

The Guardian reported on June 23, 2017, "Johnny Depp jokes about killing Donald Trump in Glastonbury appearance."

And so Johnny Depp is the latest to volunteer for the Trumpenfreude List.

Don't get me wrong. People have the right to speak out, and make hateful jokes. But there is a price to pay when your target is Donald John Trump.

About $650 million in Depp's case.

UPDATE: A reader suggested "Trumpenfreude." Brilliant. Trumpenfreude is the new name although the category will go unchanged because I am too lazy to fix it.