Johnny Depp fans outraged by Amber Heard’s casting in Aquaman sequel

Amber Heard, who played a role in Aquaman, is once again under the spotlight and it’s not for a new role. Fresh details have emerged in her infamous legal skirmish with ex-husband, Johnny Depp, sparking a resurgence of the #JusticeForJohnnyDepp movement on Twitter. The new information has stoked the ire of Depp supporters, leading to a barrage of tweets questioning Heard’s integrity.

Johnny Depp fans outraged by Amber Heard's casting in Aquaman sequel

The couple’s contentious court case last summer made headlines worldwide. Following Heard’s 2018 Op-Ed in The Washington Post, where she alleged herself to be a victim of domestic violence, Depp responded with a whopping $50 million defamation lawsuit. Heard fired back with a countersuit of $100 million. In a dramatic conclusion, both parties were found guilty of defamation, with Heard receiving a heavier penalty. The fallout from this highly publicized case has been severe, with Depp’s reputation taking a significant hit and his consequent replacement in several high-profile films.

Twitter has become a hotbed for reactions to these unfolding developments. User @wonkamatters wrote, “The comments restore faith in humanity. Nobody wants to watch a proven abuser on screen, especially not one who made false allegations and lied about donating millions to dying children and abused women. #AmberHeardIsAnAbuser #BoycottAquaman2 #JusticeforJohnnyDepp“. Another user, @b_evexo, expressed their outrage, saying, “ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING. they fire Johnny Depp from fantastic beast for being innocent and yet keep this abusive lowlife on in a [s***] film anyway. Disgusting. If she was a man his career would’ve been ended. #BoycottAquaman2 #AmberHeardIsAnAbuser #justiceforjohnnydepp!!!!!”.

Despite the escalating criticism, Heard still enjoys support within the industry. Her confirmed role in the upcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom serves as proof. Some, like Twitter user @Targ_Nation, stand with Heard amidst the firestorm: “while johnny depp remains unemployed and decomposing EXACTLY”. The entire scenario underscores the ongoing issues surrounding accountability and double standards in Hollywood, fueling public outrage.