I Write Letters

[Trigger warning for sexual violence.]

Dear Johnny Depp:

Since your despicable rape apologia on behalf of your pal Roman Polanski, I've had no illusions that you are anything but an epic failmonster on the subject of sexual violence, but even despite my subterranean basement garbage expectations, my breath was taken away by your casual comparison of photo shoots to rape: "Well, you just feel like you're being raped somehow. Raped. It feels like a kind of weird—just weird, man."

No, Mr. Depp. Sitting for a photo shoot to which you have consented does not feel like being raped.

What a privilege you have to not know what a terrible comparison that truly is.


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