As a father, I’ve repeatedly told my son the rule of threes when it comes to school bullies. If a person bullies him once he should politely say it’s not nice and the person should stop. If the bully does it again, he should tell the teacher or an adult. If the bully does it a third time, he should haul back and crack him in the mouth as hard as he can since he didn’t get the message the first two times.
Johnny Depp is also teaching his kids to fight back but his advice sounds more suited for fending off a would-be mugger and not a playground asshole.
The actor told the crowd during the press conference that he doesn’t find Bulger’s quote “at all strange.”
“I remember when I was a kid and I was little, like maybe 6 years old or something like that, there was a little horror at the school who was needling me or whatever, and I think I told my mom or something.”
He continued, “I come from nothing but hillbillies, and my mom said to me, ‘Alright, here’s the deal, next time anybody puts their hands on you, pick up a brick and lay them out.'”
The father of two further shared that he’s “taken that advice ever since” because “it worked for me.”
I’m not sure about anyone else in the audience but I don’t recall random bricks laying around the school yard. I grew up in the suburbs not Super Mario land.
Depp went on to explain what would happen if his kids were unable to defend themselves against schoolyard jerks.
“If somebody tried to bully my kid, if they didn’t destroy the little booger, I would,” Lily-Rose and Jack’s dad told the room.
Let this serve as warning to any potential bullies of the Depp kids — if neither kid kills you with a brick, their old man will.
[via E! Online]