'P**s poor rockstar': Sam Fender slammed for APOLOGIZING for 'heroes' selfie with Johnny Depp

'It was naive and disrespectful to those who relate to any of the issues highlighted in the trial and the broader issues it poses,' the singer said


                            'P**s poor rockstar': Sam Fender slammed for APOLOGIZING for 'heroes' selfie with Johnny Depp
Sam Fender apologizes for sharing photo with Johnny Depp (Getty Images/Luke Walker/ [email protected]_fender/Twitter)
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English singer-songwriter Sam Fender has been ridiculed online after he apologized for a selfie he took with “Some serious heroes” — Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck at The Bridge Tavern on Quayside in Newcastle. He posted the now-deleted-photo on his social media page on June 1 – the day of the judgment into the defamation case brought against Amber Heard by the 58-year-old actor.

Gary Spedding, the rugby player, also met Depp and shared a photo on Twitter with a caption that read, "Met Johnny Depp in Bridge Tavern Newcastle just now... that was quite surreal." The general manager of The Bridge Tavern, Janine Latchford, said: “Johnny came first, was with some friends but he was so cool. He didn’t want anyone to see who he was. We gave him a private space and he was the most beautiful man I’ve ever seen. My assistant is very pregnant and he was telling her how beautiful it was to be a parent. He was really down to earth, he was beautiful.”

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The manager also spoke about Fender and ‘The Rum Diary’ star’s meeting: “I don’t think Sam has met Johnny before. Johnny is doing a show tomorrow at The Sage. It must have been everyone who knew Sam Fender so they arranged to meet. Sam Fender came about half an hour later when the balcony was closed. It was unbelievable for a pub, I had never seen anything like it before. It was the most surreal day of my life without a doubt! It’s crazy.”

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But days later, on June 4, Fender removed the picture and instead posted an apology statement on his Instagram Story that said, “I want to apologise. I was invited to briefly meet a musical legend and an actor who has been in almost every film I’ve watched growing up. I went – we chatted music and without thinking I took a photo and posted it as it was pretty surreal.”

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He also went on to clear what he meant by “heroes” as he continued that the word “was meant in reference to their careers”. But noted that “in the context of the trial [it] was severely misinformed.” He wrote: “I now realise that it was a poor choice of words and timing, but that’s irrelevant. It was naive and disrespectful to those who relate to any of the issues highlighted in the trial and the broader issues it poses. I didn’t think it through and I should have.”

“I can’t really say anything other than it was ill-judged and I was ignorant with regards to the trials as a whole, and thoughtless on what my post could imply. I realise this entirely, and for that I’m deeply sorry,” Fender added.

However, the ‘Spit Of You’ singer’s apology has not been taken well by many people as a user slammed, “Wtf? He apologised? What a wet wipe.” The second user tweeted, “There was no need for Sam Fender to apologise for getting a photo with Johnny Depp. Blown way out of proportion as always."

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A tweet read: “Media narrative and perjury counts more than evidence. Let’s hope Fender doesn’t need support one day.” Another tweet stated: “Sam Fender issues a weak nonsense apology for taking a photo with Johnny Depp. Piss poor excuse for a rockstar. You can't be cool buying into the woke stuff.” “What a fucking soft world. @samfendermusic what a wet tissue you are lad,” a person added.

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