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SNL Mocks Johnny Depp Amber Heard Trial, Receives Huge Criticism From Fans

The Johnny Depp- Amber Heard trial continues on the 16th of May 2022. It has garnered a lot of media and fan attention since April when it started. The 50 million dollar suit has seen Depp and Heard fight tooth and nail for their reputation and future careers. The stakes are high, and fans on both sides are invested in the trial and its outcome. Amidst all this, the folks at SNL have aired a skit that mocks the trial between the estranged couple.

This has apparently not gone down well with fans. Many took to Twitter to air their criticism while others complained that such mockery was wrong considering the serious charges of domestic violence involved. We take a closer look at this issue in this article. What do you think of the SNL skit? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.

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The SNL Mocks Johnny Depp Amber Heard Trial

SNL makes fans angery for mocking Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial
A still from the SNL skit mocking the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial

Saturday Night Live (SNL) mocked the ongoing Depp-Heard trial in a cold open. The spoof joked about the drama in the whole dispute. References were made to the episode involving fecal matter being allegedly left on her marital bed by Amber Heard. Apparently, this has not amused fans, who have expressed disapproval on the internet for SNL’s humor. (More on this below)

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Fans Criticise SNL For Their Mockery

SNL makes fans angery for mocking Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial
SNL skit depicting Johnny Depp on stand

Fans have taken to Twitter to criticize SNL for the skit. Take a look at a few such Tweets below.

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Depp v. Heard: The Backstory

SNL makes fans angery for mocking Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial
Depp and Heard in the trial

Depp and Heard had a short-lived marriage that ended in a very public and bitter divorce. There were allegations of abuse and violence from both sides. These allegations harmed their careers and brought a lot of bad press for them. Amidst all this, Depp unsuccessfully sued a British newspaper in the UK for defamation. After his loss, he was dropped from some major roles.

Following that, he filed a fresh lawsuit claiming 50 million dollars in the US against Amber Heard for an op-ed that she penned for the Washington Post. This piece was about abusive relationships in 2018 and was titled: “Amber Heard: I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change“ Though the article did not name Depp directly, the actor claimed that it hurt his career. The trial for the said lawsuit started in April 2022.

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Written by Angad Singh

Lawyer, news junkie and about a dozen other things.