Did Johnny Depp say Americans were stupid?

Johnny Depp might be in hot water again for taking aim at his homeland by suggesting that Americans are unintelligent in his latest interview.

Actor Johnny Depp had another deep-thinking moment during an interview with Britain’s Guardian newspaper when he suggested that the reason why his latest film, The Rum Diary, hasn’t done too well in his homeland is because it’s too much of an “intelligent film.”

Depp, who is currently in London promoting the flick, reflected on why he thinks his film will fare better in Europe saying, “Most definitely. It’s something that will be more appreciated over here, I think. Cos’ it’s — well, I think it’s an intelligent film.” He then paused before saying, “And a lot of times, outside the big cities in the States, they don’t want that.”

This isn’t the first time Depp, who lives in France with his partner Vanessa Paradis and their two children, has taken a jab at Americans and American culture. In 2003, the actor described the United States as “dumb,” saying in an interview with Reuters, “America is dumb, it’s like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive.”

During his interview with the Guardian, the Kentucky native also added that even though he lives mostly in France, he won’t be giving up his American citizenship because of tax purposes and that there are some things he likes better about European culture compared to American ways.

Asked if there’s anything he dislikes about Europe, Depp said, “No. Not that I can think of, no. It’s a very old and beautiful culture, people know how to live. You know, here you have Sunday roast or the pub lunch, that kind of thing. It’s comforting. We don’t have that in our culture in the States. Sunday is football day, so it’s chicken wings and pizza.”

So, tell us ladies, what would you rather do? Have pizza and watch Sunday football or have dinner in Paris with Depp? Pretty easy answer, right?

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