Last week Johnny Depp cologne “Sauvage” was accused of “racism” and “cultural appropriation” against Native Americans.
Now, Johnny Depp doesn’t understand why y’all find his new Dior campaign, Sauvage, so offensive! Read on for more on Johnny Depp Sauvage…
CelebNMusic247.com has the latest from the embattled star who addressed the visual which was pulled last month after being considered offensive to Native Americans.
Johnny Depp said at the Deauville Film Festival over the weekend that the Sauvage teaser did not reflect the depth and sensitivity of the full project.
But isn’t the Sauvage teaser version the one that will play on everyone TV during their favorite series?
Johnny Depp explained:
A teaser obviously is a very concentrated version of images and there were objections to the teaser of the small film. The film has never been seen.
Depp goes on to state:
There was never — and how could there be or how would there be — any dishonorable [intent]. The film was made with great respect for the indigenous people not just of North America but all over the world. It’s a pity that people jumped the gun and made these objections. However, their objections are their objections.
How could there be dishonorable intent, he asks?
Maybe Depp doesn’t get the simple fact that the cologne’s name is the French word for “savage”? The word that the pilgrims used to justify killing the Indians when “discovering the new world” which we all call the United States today.
Our history is built on slaughtering native Americans, enslaving African Americans, enslaving Chinese to build our railroad, and forcing Mexicans to pick grapes and do all the hard labor jobs for little money.
Did you notice ALL people of color were oppressed to help people like Trump prosper and continue to oppress people of color knowing one day each race would rise up? That day is now, and White people continue to say “I don’t see the problem?”
The fact Dior thought it was cool to use Native American imagery along with it is what many took as dishonorable intent. Not to mention the cluelessness of Johnny Depp is EPIC.
Oh, it gets better, Depp said there has been no final decision to pull the ad.
He adds the creative teams were planning to meet and work with those who were offended by the clip to come to a resolution.
I can assure you that no one has any reason to go out to try to exploit. It was a film made out of great respect and with great respect and love for the Native American peoples to bring light to them. They haven’t had the greatest amount of help out of the United States government. The idea is as pure as it ever was, so we will come to an agreement so that everyone is happy.
The actor noted the creative team had worked with the Comanche Nation and other indigenous advocacy organizations during the making of the film.
Johnny was was on hand at the Deauville Film Festival to present his latest film, Waiting for the Barbarians. He also receives a career honor from legendary actress Catherine Deneuve.
Depp poked fun at his career while addressing the honor, joking:
I’ll probably be trying to figure out why I have for the next 20 years — if I last that long.