New Delhi: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s court trial continues to get nastier with each passing day. The Pirates of the Caribbean star has sued his ex-wife in a defamation case over an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post. In the said piece, Heard identified as a domestic abuse survivor. While Heard did not name Depp in her write-up, she did not leave any room for speculations as well. As Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s case spirals in the court, the court of social media is already here with a judgment. And, Heard is not in anyone’s good books courtesy her viral clips from the court room. From laughing at inappropriate moments to adopting Johnny’s style, netizens have brought out instances that are not in favour of the Aquaman actor.
Johnny Depp, on the other hand, has garnered immense support from netizens. Posters on Twitter and TikTok have been showcasing widespread support for Depp, with hashtags like ‘JusticeForJohnnyDepp’ getting over 3 million views on TikTok alone. Instagram is not any different where clips lauding actor are going viral. Meanwhile ‘JusticeForAmberHeard’ has not been getting as much interest.
In the recent, a video of Heard made it to internet where she called it was so weird to see Depp crying. “I have never seen an adult man crying. My father never cries. So it was weird to see him crying,” she testified. This statement, for obvious reasons, did not go well with the internet. In fact, many users are calling her out for casual sexism as they called it utterly ignorant to presume that men are not supposed to cry.
She has also been accused of physically hurting Depp, even hurling a vodka bottle at him that left him with a severed fingertip.
In court filings before the trial, Heard said she hit Depp only in self-defence or in defence of her younger sister “Amber Heard got a free pass for her lies and violence for 6 years. This gender bias must end now. Make her accountable for her actions, Virginia, we trust you,” a fan on Twitter wrote.
“I don’t know who needs to hear this but you can be a feminist and still support Johnny Depp. In fact, a real feminist would stand beside the real victim instead of the abuser,” wrote another social media user.
first published:May 11, 2022, 2:45 p.m.