This last month, Johnny Depp & Amber Heard have garnered the whole world’s attention through their infamous trial hearings. Throughout the different testimonies given by Johnny Depp, a lot of information came to light that very clearly makes him the victim of domestic abuse during his marriage with Amber Heard.
Throughout this ordeal, Johnny Depp suffered a lot of loss – mainly Disney removing him from the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean movie. It was painful for him because his “Jack Sparrow” character single-handedly one of the biggest reasons for the franchise’s huge success – it’s one of the most iconic and memorable characters in recent cinema.
Unsurprisingly, Johnny Depp’s fans from all over the world were outraged with how he was being treated – a petition was made.
A Petition That Reached The Masses
Jeanne Larson created a massive petition on Change.org called “Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2,” It has amassed over 4 million signatures at the time of writing this article. This petition has gone massively viral, with fans of Johnny Depp constantly commenting showing support and love.
Jeanne wrote in the description of the petition:
“As Amber Heard is a known and proven domestic abuser, Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment should and must remove Heard from their Aquaman 2 film project. They must not ignore the suffering of Heard’s victims, and must not glamorize a domestic abuser.”
“Men are victims of domestic abuse, just like women. This must be recognized, and action must be taken to prevent a known abuser from being celebrated within the entertainment industry.”
“Do the right thing. Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2.”
A Petition that Reached 4 Million Signatures
On 13th May 2022, this petition received more than 4 million signatures, slowly getting very close to its goal of 4.5 million. Jeanne Larson, the creator of the petition, posted an update thanking everyone for their support. She said:
“With less than 2,000 signatures to go, this petition is likely to reach 4,000,000 soon, if not today. I just wanted to say that you guy guys are great. Thank you for signing.”
“This petition has become so much more than a bunch of people who don’t want to see Amber Heard in Aquaman 2, it’s also support for men who are survivors of domestic abuse.”
“Because of Johnny Depp standing up for himself, male survivors of domestic violence are finding a voice. And thanks to all of you who signed this petition, you’re letting them know that you hear them.”
“You guys rock. Thank you.”
10 Minutes of Screen Time for Ms. Heard’s Character “Mera”
It seems like the petition made an impact. It was reported by Grace Randolph, a movie journalist, that Amber Heard would receive less than 10 minutes of screen time in the next Aquaman movie. While Mira’s character is vital for the movie, it’s apparently not going to get that kind of role or part anymore.
It’s unlikely that the petition will end here since the supporters of the petition want her wholly removed from the movie; it’s still a small win for all of the supporters of Johnny Depp. As this petition slowly reaches its goal of 4.5 million signatures, it’s going to be interesting to see how things play out for Amber Heard.
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