Why Would Johnny Depp Compare A Photo Shoot To Rape?

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One of Hollywood's sexiest and most highly regarded celebs slips up in the public eye.

Over the years, Johnny Depp has become one of America's most beloved celebrities, despite the actor's tendencies to lean towards more whimsical projects. The Alice in Wonderland star grossed $100 million last year and essentially has his pick of any Tim Burton movie ever created. But, in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the actor, for once, made a faux pas. 10 Men Sexier Than Johnny Depp

Yes, Johnny told the magazine (which has not released the full contents of the interview yet), that he doesn't mind taking the "stupid money right now." But that's not what America has been upset about. Rather, he went on to comment (according to The Huffington Post) that he finds photo shoots comparable to rape.

“Well, you just feel like you're being raped somehow," he said about the experience of posing for the cameras. "Raped ... It feels like a kind of weird — just weird, man."

Since then, groups such as RAINN (the Rape and Incest National Network) have expressed their anger towards his insensitive statements. The Secret To A Good Relationship With Johnny Depp

The Rum Diary star has since backtracked and issued an apology. "I am truly sorry for offending anyone in any way. I never meant to. It was a poor choice of words on my part in an effort to explain a feeling," Depp said in a statement. "I understand there is no comparison and I am very regretful. In an effort to correct my lack of judgment, please accept my heartfelt apology."

Interestingly enough, Kristen Stewart, another famous person who's uncomfortable with media attention, made a similar comparison last year when she told Britain's ELLE Magazine (via MSNBC), "The photos are so … I feel like I'm looking at someone being raped. A lot of the time I can't handle it."

Like Johnny, she issued a statement of apology soon afterwards. 

Why do you think celebrities repeatedly compare the experience of fame to something so horrible?

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