Hollywood Vampires’ Johnny Depp Addresses The Dangers Of Cancel Culture
Johnny Depp is a successful person in both the music world and Hollywood. However, he was recently labeled a ‘wife-beater,’ and because of the allegations against him from his ex-wife Amber Heard, he is being canceled by both the industry and society. During a recent interview, the famous actor claimed that the cancel culture is dangerous and stated that it can also target innocent people.
As you may remember, Amber Heard filed a restraining order and sued Depp for physical and verbal abuse back in 2016 when she was spotted with a bruise on her face. Depp and Heard’s lawsuit is still not finalized, but Depp’s reputation took a hit when The Sun labeled him a ‘wife-beater.’
The musician/actor sued the paper for defamation, but the court ruled against Depp because the statement was accurate. Since then, he has come face to face with the downfall of his career. In 2019 Disney planned to remove him from ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise, and he was fired and replaced by Mads Mikkelsen in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series.
After facing the cruel aspects of cancel culture, he recently made a statement about its dangers by stating that no one is safe. Depp also claimed that not only people from the art world but also normal people could face injustices with the cancel culture. He defended his innocence and stressed that he’s a victim.
Here is what he stated about the cancel culture:
“It doesn’t matter if a judgment, per se, has taken some artistic license. When there’s an injustice, whether it’s against you or someone you love, or someone you believe in – stand up, don’t sit down. ‘Cause they need you. It’s so far out of hand now that I can promise you that no one is safe. Not one of you. No one out that door. No one is safe.
It takes one sentence, and there’s no more ground. The carpet has been pulled. It’s not just me that this has happened to, it’s happened to a lot of people. This type of thing has happened to women, men. Children have suffered from various types of unpleasantries. Sadly at a certain point, they begin to think that it’s normal. Or that it’s them. When it’s not.”
Even with the allegations made against him, the dedicated fans of the actor continue to stand by him until he is proven to be innocent. However, justice seems to currently be against him, as Heard’s allegations were proven true. People are concerned about what it might mean for other abuse victims if Depp wins the lawsuits.