The trial between megastar Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard is almost at the end as only the verdict is left to be released. However, over the course of the trial, many have come to hate Amber Heard on the internet and almost everyone seems to be supporting Johnny Depp. Wanna know the reason why the internet hates Amber Heard soo much? Looks like you are in the right place as we will tell you why many have started to hate her on the internet in this article.
If you have no idea about Johnny Depp and the Amber Heard case then you probably have missed a lot. Well, Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million in Virginia’s Fairfax County Circuit Court over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.”
The headline of the op-ed is “Amber Heard: I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.” As we can see from the title of the op-ed, she claimed that she was a victim of domestic violence.
But the reason why she is being hated all over the internet might be attributed to a combination of different things. In this article, we will be discussing three particular reasons: Johnny Depp is one of the most popular of all time, fans believe that she has been lying in her testimonies and statements, and Heard abused the “Me Too” Movement.
However, people often see an ongoing trial from only one side because they are already biased spectators from the beginning. As a result, the hatred toward Amber Heard is mostly due to the fact that she is up against one of the most popular and loved celebrities in the world. Let’s find out more about why she is hated all over the internet.
The reason why the Internet hates Amber Heard
It’s clear that a large portion of the people on the internet believes Johnny Depp and she is constantly getting hate from the internet. Let’s discuss three main reasons behind the hatred down below.
The Effect of Johnny Depp
The hatred against Amber Heard began when she and Johnny Depp called off their marriage and after she made allegations that she was abused during the subsistence of their marriage. Johnny’s name was ruined and a British newspaper called him a wife-beater as the allegations of abuse were first brought up in 2018.
Thus, Johnny subsequently sued for libel but unfortunately, he lost because the burden of proof was o the newspaper to show that he was indeed a wife beater. There were 12 incidents that the court found out of Depp abusing Amber Heard. So, he lost the case and he was even removed from his roles as an actor such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic Beasts.
However, Amber didn’t stop there as she wrote an op-ed where she stated that she was a victim of domestic violence and abuse. Johnny Depp didn’t stay silent as he instituted a separate case for defamation in Virginia’s Fairfax County Circuit Court. The case is almost over as the only thing that is left is for the verdict to be released.
Johnny Depp lost a lot of roles ever since Amber Heard made the allegations of abuse and since then the internet has been all over Amber. As mentioned earlier, Disney removed him and his character Captain Jack Sparrow character from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and Warner Bros also removed him from his role as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts movie series. He was simply canceled as nobody wanted to be associated with a wife-beater.
As you can guess, fans of Johnny Depp weren’t happy as Johnny Depp got dropped from his different roles which led to the internet ganging up on Amber Heard. Moreover, the people who have been following this case are mostly the fans of Johnny and they have been fans of the actor since the 90s while he was just starting his career and was a young heartthrob that warmed the hearts of sixteen-year-old fans all over the world.
However, his acting prowess surfaced when he began taking on odd rules in Tim Burton movies because the roles highlighted his ability to play almost any kind of character imaginable. Ultimately, it was his work with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise that earned him fame worldwide as he perfectly portrayed the role of Captain Jack Sparrow.
So, many people love him as he is one of the most popular and most notable actors at the present so naturally many would be biased against Johnny Depp. He could have contributed a lot to the entertainment industry only if someone wouldn’t have stopped him after causing issues surrounding her case with the megastar Johnny Depp.
One might call it the effect of Johnny Depp as there are already preconceived biases in favor of an actor who has been one of the most loved and admired Hollywood celebrities for decades. Amber wouldn’t have to face hatred from the internet if Johnny hadn’t been loved by millions of fans across the globe. In the eyes of the general public, she is the one who took away their most loved actor roles and ruined some of the fond memories that fans had of him in those roles.
Johnny even declared that he won’t be returning to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise even if Disney offer him $300 million and a million alpacas. It’s really hard to imagine Pirates of the Caribbean without Johnny Depp. Even though Mads Mikkelsen portrayed the role of Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beast, fans believe that the role could have been portrayed much better if Johnny had done it.
Amber Heard is a big liar in the eyes of the general public
The public has painted her in a bad light as they believe that she lied her way through the divorce just so she could get some of Johnny’s wealth. After their divorce, she had pledged $3.5 million to the ACLU when she penned the op-ed that is the subject of the case between her and Johnny. In this way, she would have become a spokesperson for them and this is how she bought herself into the “Me Too” movement.
Unfortunately, she is yet to fulfill her promise because she hasn’t donated to ACLU what she had promised them. Johnny Depp had already given the money to Amber Heard but she hasn’t still fulfilled her promise to that group.
Fans now believe that she was only after Johnny Depp’s wealth as he has been a successful actor for decades and already has a huge net worth as compared to the humbler net worth of Amber Heard. They believe that she claimed to be a victim of abuse just so that she could cash in on her ex-husband’s wealth. It might be due to the fact that it is far too common in many different marriages where one spouse is seeking to get a huge piece of the wealth of the other spouse during a divorce.
Many have claimed that Amber is only after Johnn’s wealth and she had lied her way through the divorce and made false allegations. As a result, fans have been mocking Amber Heard’s statements and testimonies because they felt that she was lying. Furthermore, there were numerous discrepancies between her story and that of actual facts. Some companies even called her out by releasing information that isn’t in line with what Heard has been saying the entire time.
To conclude, she became a big liar in the eye of the general public who only wanted to make money from Johnny Depp and ruined her ex-husband’s career for the sake of a personal vendetta against him.
The “Me Too” Movement
As you might know, Amber Heard was the new ambassador of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which is gender-based violence for the civil rights group. And as the new ambassador, she wrote an op-ed about her being a victim of domestic abuse. She had already found her allies in the “Me Too” movement because it is a movement wherein different victims of domestic violence are called to make their voices heard.
Furthermore, it’s only natural that any member or ally of a gender-based group will always ally themselves with Amber Heard because they know what it takes to speak up in relation to domestic violence and how it is to live with the fact that they had to endure from their spouses or partners. However, Amber isn’t exactly an angel herself even though she tries to portray herself as innocent. In the trial, there were numerous pieces of evidence that point out the possibility that she took advantage of her status as a woman to inflict harm and abuse on Johnny Deep as well.
Additionally, she was found mocking Johnny by telling him that nobody would believe him even if he tries to defend himself as a victim of abuse because he is a man and is up against a woman. Basically, she admitted that the whole world, jury, and the law would side with her just because she is a woman. Amber herself admitted that she was hitting Johnny during one recording. As she was found a perpetrator of abuse she is no longer fit to be representing the “Me Too” movement.
This angered many fans on the internet and in the eyes of the internet, she took advantage of her status as a woman to perpetrate abuse toward Johnny as she believed that nobody would believe him and the entire world and jury (civil rights groups) would side with her as she is a woman. We are not claiming that Johnny hasn’t committed any acts of violence toward Herad as he was found guilty in the past. But the thing is that both seem to have abused one another and only Amber Heard is feigning ignorance regarding the acts of violence and abuse she committed against Johnny Depp. So, many people on the internet hate her because nobody likes a person who doesn’t practice what she preaches.
Is Amber Heard’s career over?
At this point, Amber Heard is at the no point of return because even if the jury side with her and exonerate her of any of her civil liabilities against Johnny Depp in the defamation case. It seems her career is almost over because the public already had its own biases. She would always be seen as a lying gold digger narcissist on the internet even if her name is cleared to the eyes of the law.
It would be near impossible for any producer to market a movie that includes her as one of the cast members. Ultimately, the general public stands above all regardless of what law and what filmmakers think about her because it is the public who buys the movie tickets and pays for the salaries of everyone involved in the film industry. To put it simply, no movie will ever start Amber Hear if there is no audience.