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Depp angers anti-sexual violence group over rape comment

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Oct 06, 2011 at 01:42pm IST

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Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Johnny Depp's recent comment where he compares photo shoots to being raped has angered an anti-sexual violence organisation.

The 48-year-old in the November issue of Vanity Fair magazine compared being photographed to being raped. His statement quickly drew reaction from anti-sexual violence organisation, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), reported Aceshowbiz.

"While photos may feel at times intrusive, being photographed in no way compares to rape - a violent crime which affects another American every 2 minutes. RAINN welcomes the opportunity to speak with Mr Depp and educate him about the real life experiences faced by survivors every day," said Katherine Hull, a spokesperson.

Depp compares photoshoot to rape, angers many

The comparing of photo shoots to being raped has angered an anti-sexual violence organisation.

Depp had made the comparison to give an illustration why he despises photo shoots.

"You just feel like you're being raped somehow. The whole thing. It feels like a kind of weird - just weird, man. Whenever you have a photo shoot or something like that, it's like you just feel dumb. It's just so stupid," Depp had said.

The actor isn't the first Hollywood star to make similar comparison. 'Twilight Saga' actress Kristen Stewart had earlier compared the hounding paparazzi to being raped.

After facing backlash from the group for the statement, Stewart had to issue an apology.

"I really made an enormous mistake clearly and obviously. And I'm really sorry about my choice of words. 'Violated' definitely would have been a better way of expressing the thought," Stewart had said.

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