The Midsommar May Queen (shangri__la) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
The Midsommar May Queen

Johnny Depp addresses cancel culture: "No One Is Safe."

Abuser Johnny Depp addressed cancel culture during a press conference preceding his Donostia Awards reception at the San Sebastian Film Festival. When asked how social media and cancel culture can affect public figures, Depp whined that it was a "complex situation [that] can be seen as an event in history that lasted for however long it lasted, this cancel culture or this instant rush to judgement based on essentially what amounts to polluted air that is exhaled."

On whether or not he feels safe in such an interconnected world, Depp replied, "Yeah, I do," followed by several false starts before contradicting himself. "The various movements that came out with, I’m sure the best of intentions...It’s so far out of hand now that I can promise you that no one is safe. Not one of you. Not one of you as long as someone is willing to say one sentence. It takes just one sentence and there is no more ground. The carpet has been pulled.”

"It’s not just me this has happened to. It’s happened to a lot of people. This type of thing has happened to women, men and children who have suffered from various types of unpleasantries and they sadly, at a certain point, begin to think that it’s normal. I believe that if you are armed with the truth, then that’s all you need. It doesn’t matter if a judgement has taken some artistic license,” he chuckled [Variety notes 'perhaps referencing his unsuccessful bid to overturn a judge’s ruling in his U.K. libel case'].

Depp finished by pleading with the assembled press and those watching online, "When there is an injustice, whether it’s against you or someone you love, or someone you believe in, stand up, don’t sit down. Don’t sit down on ’em, they need you."

One more question about Depp’s off-screen issues was immediately shut down. The question referenced an ongoing protest by a group of Spanish women filmmakers that was launched the day Depp’s festival honor was announced.

OP wants Depp to shut the fuck up and reminds everyone that Depp lost a U.K. libel case against the publisher of The Sun, who alleged he was a “wife beater” in a 2018 article. The judge ruled that the words were “substantially true.”

Tags: cancellation, flop, johnny depp, violence / domestic abuse

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