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“This is why women don’t speak out”: Amber Heard Fans Go Batsh*t Crazy After Viral Video Trolling Depp-Heard Trial Gets 1.4M Views in Record Time

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It has been exactly 5 months since the jury delivered the verdict of the defamation trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. While the legalities of the case stretched far beyond the factual evidence and involved an upheaval of mass emotions, the months spanning the courtroom drama did result in a fiery and lengthy discourse on domestic violence and substance abuse.

One of the aspects that reigned supreme amid the chaos of the Fairfax County Courthouse was the social media mockery of Amber Heard and her numerous public breakdowns during her testimonies on the stand.

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Amber Heard

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2022 Halloween Finds Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Cosplayers

October 31st, the spooky season of 2022 has transcended beyond the boundaries of fairy tales, horror movies, and comic books when it comes to creating a perfect Halloween costume. This year, problematic relationships have taken up the responsibility of being cut out, sewn together, and glorified as the representation of a person’s Halloween night fashion. While Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox set an example by dressing up as Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson, a social media influencer has taken the cake by pretending to be Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

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A couple dresses up as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard for Halloween

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The statement that the costume, however harmless in its creative invention, puts out is the caricature-like treatment of an abusive relationship. The social media influencers then relegate the very real people and their trauma as subjects to be mocked by wearing them to a costume party. There exists a thin line between imitation and disrespect and the costume not only does both but also humiliates itself in the process by cosplaying somebody else’s traumatic experiences in a wearable fashion.

Amber Heard during a Fairfax court proceeding
Amber Heard during a courtroom proceeding at Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse

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Amber Heard Supporters Rally Against Halloween Costume

The number of views, likes, and shares on online platforms has shot past the normalized limit in their scramble to stare and gawk and laugh at the wannabe Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. While it’s understandable why the current crowd in their rat race of pseudofeminism would rush to cancel Johnny Depp or Amber Heard, depending on whose story they like better, the blatant reduction of a person’s worth into mockery is perhaps taking it a bit too far, even by the standards of influencers.

While it is definitely weird how people have taken the opportunity of an annual holiday rooted in Satanic origin to play dress-up, acts like these make October 31st into some form of a Purge-like event where anything goes for a night. The festivities of the day and the sugar high that comes with it might portray the idea of sexualizing Toy Story or dressing up as abusive or toxic couples seem like fun, but the resultant ignorance that comes with that level of blatant disrespect for another’s lived experience, however true or false, is utterly embarrassing in its core values.

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Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.