Johnny Depp’s fans previously lashed out at Amber Heard after the Hollywood celebrity was labelled a “wife beater” upon losing his court libel battle against his former wife in the wake of her Washington Post op-ed, where she alleged she was the victim of domestic violence.
Supporters of American actor Johnny Depp have streamed his films for 24 hours in protest against his former wife Amber Heard’s new show, The Stand.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star, whose career has been in tatters following his unsuccessful libel court tussle with the publishers of The Sun tabloid, whom he sued over an article where he was labelled a “wife beater”, has a staunch army of fans who have rallied around the fallen celeb.
Currently, Amber Heard is playing a supporting role in CBS’ The Stand, based on the book by Stephen King. The fact that she is nabbing new roles while Johnny Depp has been dogged by headlines spawned by his disintegrated marriage after his former spouse’s claims he had repeatedly physically and verbally abused her has incensed fans.
The latter organised to go online to watch favourites like Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and Transcendence online, getting the hashtag #DeppMovieNight trending on Twitter.
Earlier, around 1.5 million fans signed a petition for Warner Bros. to have Amber Heard fired from Aquaman 2, and threatened to boycott Fantastic Beasts 3 after Mads Mikkelsen took…