Supporters of Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom actor Amber Heard are concentrating on the Cannes Movie Competition with a social media marketing campaign that, partially, denounces the occasion’s promotion of Johnny Depp and his newly-premiered film.
Per Selection, Heard fanatics created a brand new marketing campaign with the hashtag #CannesYouNot days forward of the annual pageant in southern France to name out their alleged penchant for “celebrating abusers for 76 years.” The distinguished pageant, which opened on Could 16 with Depp’s new movie, Jeanne du Barry, was referred to as out for celebrating Depp resulting from previous allegations of abusive conduct in direction of Heard.
Certainly one of Heard’s shut buddies and journalist/activist Eve Barlow posted the hashtag on Instagram with the message, “Cannes appear pleased with their historical past supporting rapists and abusers,” earlier than including “Plus ça change,” which basically interprets to, “The extra issues change, the extra they keep the identical.”
Moreover, Barlow posted a sequence of pictures that includes Depp, Roman Polanski, Harvey Weinstein and Woody Allen, amongst different Hollywood figures, with the caption, “For those who help Cannes, you help predators,” alluding to the pageant’s highlighting of them and their work.
Jeanne du Barry chronicles the titular chief royal mistress of Louis XV, performed by French actor Maïwenn Le Besco, with Depp starring because the controversial King of France himself.
Whereas the movie is taken into account controversial in and of itself, the much-talked-about defamation trial involving Depp and Heard, in addition to Heard followers’ emotions of injustice after the eventual ruling, add to its polarizing nature. A Heard supporter named Rebecca, who’s behind the @LeaveHeardAlone Twitter account, revealed lots of the #CannesYouNot campaigners are sexual abuse survivors whereas claiming the Depp vs. Heard trial was “heartbreaking and scary.”
Depp sued Heard for defamation following a 2018 op-ed piece within the Washington Put up the place Heard alleged Depp abused her and was being protected in Hollywood regardless of the allegations. Depp additionally claimed Heard was the one who abused him.
After the case went to trial in Virginia between April and June of final yr, the jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, whereas Heard acquired $2 million in compensatory damages. Depp and Heard, who had been married between 2015 and 2017, reached an out-of-court settlement final December following an enchantment from each events.
Jeanne du Barry marks Depp’s first feature-length movie because the trial, whereas Heard is ready to reprise her position as Mera in Misplaced Kingdom. Nevertheless, not like the unique Aquaman film, the place Mera was a central character, Misplaced Kingdom sees Heard in a much less outstanding position, one thing she revealed through the above-mentioned trial. Regardless of rumors Heard was reduce from the Aquaman sequel altogether, recently-released footage of Misplaced Kingdom proven at CinemaCon confirmed she continues to be in it.
Heard’s Hollywood profession is up within the air after a Every day Mail report earlier this month claimed she “stop” the performing scene and quietly moved to Spain together with her younger daughter. A good friend of the actor advised the English publication Heard is not actively looking for Hollywood roles and has settled in her new dwelling outdoors Madrid after promoting her California dwelling final July. Her most up-to-date look got here as Mera in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
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