Social Media Users Are Calling Rihanna Out For Including Johnny Depp In Her Coming Savage X Fenty Fashion Show
The official Savage X Fenty account was flooded with tweets Thursday criticizing Depp’s cameo, which was first reported by TMZ.
Johnny Depp will appear in the fourth edition of Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty fashion show, NBC News has confirmed. News of his cameo was met with backlash by some online, who have called on Rihanna’s brand to #DitchDepp.
Rihanna’s 40-minute show will stream Wednesday on Amazon’s Prime Video, which described the program in a news release as “a seductive fashion fever dream.” The backdrop is a forest-like setting, and various celebrities — including dancers, models, singers and actors — make appearances.
Many Online Have Been Divided In Their Sentiments Toward Depp After He Won His Defamation Case Against His Ex-wife, Amber Heard, In June.
Heard, whom he married in 2015 and divorced in 2017, published an op-ed essay in 2018 calling herself a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” A jury found that she defamed Depp in saying he had abused her over the course of their relationship. The jury also awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages for a defamatory statement Depp’s former attorney made about her.
In 2020, Depp lost a libel case in the United Kingdom over allegations that he had hit Heard. Depp sued the parent company that owns The Sun, and the newspaper’s executive editor, for calling him a “wife beater” in 2018. Justice Andrew Nicol ruled against Depp, saying The Sun had presented substantial evidence to show that he was violent against Heard on at least 12 of 14 occasions.
After the U.S. trial, Depp said in a statement that he felt like the “jury gave me my life back.”
On Thursday, The Official Savage X Fenty Account Was Flooded With Tweets Criticizing Depp’s Cameo, Which Was First Reported By Tmz.
“Delete the Johnny Depp scene now if it ever existed,” another wrote.