Willie Wonka was supposed to be "dark" from the beginning. It was never supposed to be a remake of the Gene Wilder movie. I like him as an actor. I haven't really paid attention to him as a person.
ANYONE who says shit like this, regardless of who the target is, should be prosecuted under incitement laws.
I don't mind it not being like the Gene Wilder movie. I did like the kids and Christopher Lee. I despised the CGI cloned Oompa Loompa's... and I didn't like how Depp was acting like a Barbie Doll. I read the "Glass Elevator" book, and that Wonka is nothing like Depp's Wonka. In fact.. considering the maniacal mood swings of Gene Wilder's Wonka.. and the psychedelic tunnel, and the sinister Mr. Slugworth made the ORIGINAL darker.
To me.. one thing stood out in the newer one that ruined the movie.. and it was those damned Oompa Loompas. The original one's had character and personalities. The CGI clones were empty and out of place.
Gene Wilder considered the Depp Wonka movie to be an "insult" https://youtu.be/ezfVc5MGmIU?t=1181