Following the aftermath of the John Depp v. Amber Heard defamation trial, the online arguments and speculations have reached an aggravated peak. More than 6,000 pages of court documents were released earlier this month, shocking the entire world who had assumed there was nothing further they could possibly discover about the hotly contested defamation trial. With new revelations, the support for Amber Heard suddenly flared up.
Recently, the Women’s March, on their official Twitter account, posted a long and elaborate thread to talk about Andrew Tate, Johnny Depp, and Marilyn Manson. The thread also dived into a prevalent sexist culture that endangers women. To this, fans of Johnny Depp had a strong reaction, as they came to the rescue of their cherished actor and denied the claims that were mentioned in the thread.
The Attempt By Women’s March To Garner Support For Amber Heard
The thread, which expressed support and empathy towards Heard, first brought up the case of Andrew Tate. The latter is a former professional boxer, who has garnered quite the attention on TikTok for his controversial opinions and emphasis on toxic hustle culture. When it comes to Tate, the thread mentioned how the online figure has been accused and charged with sexual assault. Woman’s March went on to emphasize how the support for Andrew Tate, despite several grave allegations, is a symptom of a prevalent problem.
Following is what was said in the thread:
“But Andrew Tate is just a symptom of the problem. The fact that men like Andrew Tate are allowed to freely spread misogynistic, anti-woman views is nothing new. Sexism is as old as time and as common as dirt.”
The thread then took a turn, and mentioned that “sexism and misogyny are the reasons so much of the Internet believes Johnny Depp.” By showing support for Heard, Woman’s March said that nobody is willing to believe Amber Heard, “despite all the evidence of his [Johnny Depp’s] abuse.”
Women’s March Urges People To Believe Women
Continuing with the thread, Women’s March claimed that Depp’s and the actor’s friend, Marilyn Manson’s fans “turned to harass Rachel Wood” despite the documentation of Wood’s abuse by Manson. Furthermore, the thread mentioned that there’s no hope for other women if privileged women like Wood and Amber Heard are not believed.
In the thread, the following statement was made:
“When society sees abused women as conniving b*tches rather than victims & survivors, that’s r*pe culture & misogyny at work … Women’s lives are on the line, every single day. Believe women. End the violence.”
While the thread garnered around 6,000 likes, the quote tweets and counterarguments flared up. Fans of Depp rushed to the rescue immediately, having their own points to make.
The Reaction Of Johnny Depp Fans
Voicing support for Johnny Depp and pointing out flaws in the thread, the fans put a full stop to the Women’s March’s attempt at gathering support. In several tweets, the fans used hashtags like #AbuseHasNoGender and #AmberHeardIsALiar to prove how the thread unnecessarily tried to bring Depp’s name into the equation amongst people like Andrew Tate and Marilyn Manson. Some accused Women’s March of slandering Depp.
Following are some of the tweets:
Why Johnny Depp?? He literally did nothing wrong and was proven innocent in a court of law whether you or anyone else likes it or not. Leave him out of this. Stop spreading more lies about him.
— 💫mandi ✨The Depp Effect ~ “Cosmic Fiasco” 🎶🎸 (@deppscheekbones) August 16, 2022
Let’s talk about women uniting to demand our human rights & not encourage finger pointing regarding court cases that have been settled. Woman CAN be abusive to men. It’s just as wrong
— Sandy Razo🌻🇺🇸 (@sandyrazo1964) August 18, 2022
Leave #JohnnyDepp out of this nonsense!
— Sarah (@__Sarah78) August 16, 2022
Please watch Amber Heard’s testimony – ALL of it. Direct, cross, redirect & the same again in her rebuttal case. It was not credible. I can’t speak to Tate or Manson allegations but Heard’s stories about Depp are not credible. The evidence doesn’t match the testimony.
— UsExPat (@reality_UsExPat) August 16, 2022
It’s not misogyny to recognize that a woman lied and perpetrated a hoax to destroy someone and expect her to be held accountable. That’s just equality and holding both genders to the same standard. As a woman, I don’t stand for that kind of double standard. #AbuseHasNoGender
— 🏴☠️Johanna🏴☠️🇳🇴🇺🇸 (@ingerjolund) August 16, 2022
While the unsealed court documents have not given rest to the matter, it is obvious that the issue lies well beyond the defamation trial. To say matters have gotten worse would be an understatement. As for now, Amber Heard is planning to prepare for an appeal, following the verdict of the defamation trial. What the future holds for both Depp and Heard will be revealed very soon.