Johnny Depp stood up for the now-pulled ads for Dior Sauvage after critics ravaged the clip with complaints about appropriating Native American culture.
Last month, teasers of Dior's "We Are the Land" came under fire. The videos were branded as "an authentic journey deep into the Native American soul." One of the clips showed a woman wearing a wolf skin and a man dressed in traditional Native American dancing in the desert.
Many were upset by both the visuals and the language used by the campaign, noting that settlers used "sauvage" was a slur against Native Americans.
“There was never — and how could there be or how would there be — any dishonorable [intent],” Depp, 56, told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview released Tuesday. “The film was made with a great respect for the indigenous people not just of North America, but all over the world. It’s a pity that people jumped the gun and made these objections. However, their objections are their objections.”