Provocation of Johnny Depp fans, ousted from Fantastic Beasts 3: if Amber Heard’s faults have also been proven, it shouldn’t be in Aquaman 2. The petition starts.
There is a certain irony in the petition just started on Change.org, he wants Amber Heard fuori da Aquaman 2, as a retaliation for completing her ex-husband’s Hollywood career that counts Johnny depp, a few days ago ousted from Fantastic Beasts 3. At first in 2016 the whole environment sided with the Amber Heard complaints, who claimed to have been beaten by her drunk husband: over the years and after the actor’s counter-complaint in 2019 for defamation, however, public opinion has been less convinced of what the truth is, and more than a shadow has fallen on Amber’s personality, without erasing Depp’s problems. It is not up to us to say how things actually went, as the internet cannot replace a court of law and both sides could be artfully lying, yet the reaction of Johnny Depp fans with this petition elicits some reflection.
Amber Heard out of Aquaman 2, like Johnny Depp is out of Fantastic Beasts 3?
In fact the Warner Bros produces both Fantastic Beasts 3 and Aquaman 2, and fans are not only asking for the reinstatement of Depp (however, paid anyway), but a coherence: if the presence of Johnny now “dirty” the Fantastic Beasts saga, not even Heard at the media level is more so candid, so she doesn’t dirty Aquaman 2 too? If Johnny comes out, Amber comes out too. Basically: a weight, a measure. Of course one could argue that the long history of abuse of women in Hollywood and in the entertainment world in general you do not deserve a “revenge” of this type: it is true. It could even be dangerous for those who have been seriously abused: in addition to injury, insult. Had we been in the shoes of these fans, we would not have launched an initiative of this kind that can be easily exploited in bad faith. At the same time, however, it is there for all to see as the riot of accusations and complaints that the social as a crafty rough court has exploded in recent years, and a precedent of this kind would perhaps bring a balance: not in the due legal complaints, but in the media sounding board that guides the choices of those who produce audiovisuals, and with extreme haste decides the life and death of stars while quoted and appreciated for their profession.
A non-vindictive alternative? Leave to Depp and Heard their respective roles in Fantastic Beasts 3 e Aquaman 2, dropping a veil on their sad private confrontation, to be resolved as it should be in court. We spectators or passionate supporters of a star have the task of resisting a dangerous temptation, that of being used as supporters in damn serious matters, without ever being able to be seriously informed of how things really are.