Depp Defends Iraq Comments

Hollywood heart-throb JOHNNY DEPP insists he never called America "dumb" for starting the war in Iraq.

The PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL star caused a furore in his native America last year (03) when German magazine STERN reported he said the country was "a dumb puppy that has big teeth".

In the latest edition of VANITY FAIR magazine, Depp explains, "I would never insult the American people. I used the metaphor of a puppy dog, but I never said ignorant puppy dog.

"I said it's a very young country compared to old Europe, or Asia."

Depp admits he received a barrage of hate mail from "right wing military types".

He says, "If I want to say that I don't agree with the president's choices or words or intentions, so what?

"Even if I had said what they printed - which I didn't - what's the big deal?"

06/10/2004 03:19

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