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Johnny Depp says he’d ‘destroy’ anyone bullying his kids


Johnny Depp has revealed his protective side after making some controversial comments about bullying.

Destroy the little booger

Speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival, the 52-year-old actor said, “If somebody tried to bully my kid, if they didn’t destroy the little booger, I would.”

New film

The topic came up during a discussion of Depp’s latest film, true crime thriller Black Mass, in which his character, the notorious James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, tells his son to use violence at school. During the scene the gangster says, “It’s not what you do, it’s when and where you do it.” Depp told reporters that he doesn’t find this quote “at all strange”.

Advice from mum

According to E! News, Depp went on to explain that his attitude towards bullying stems from advice given to him by his mum. “When I was a kid and I was little, like maybe six years old or something like that, there was a little horror at the school who was needling me or whatever and I think I told my mom or something,” he told a press conference. “I come from nothing but hillbillies, and my mom said to me, ‘All right, here’s the deal, next time anybody puts their hands on you, pick up a brick and lay them out.’”

The father of two admitted that he had “taken that advice ever since” because “it worked for me.”

Depp’s Children

Depp is married to model Amber Heard and has two children with former partner Vanessa Paradis – 16-year-old Lily-Rose and 13-year-old Jack John Christopher. We doubt either of them will have any trouble from bullies in the near future!

Would you give your children the same kind of advice? Obviously bullying is disgusting behaviour but is violence the way to deal with it?










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