Amber Heard Supporters Criticise The Cannes Film Festival For Celebrating Abuser Johnny Depp

Amber Heard’s supporters slammed the Cannes Film Festival for starting the event with Johnny Depp’s film and praising him.

Last year, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s defamation case was one of the most controversial and big news stories in the entertainment industry.

The explanation was that even after the couple’s divorce, the chatter persisted. The dispute finally came to an end in 2022 following a widely reported defamation trial between the two, who had continued to pursue one another for various reasons. 

Johnny Depp appeared at the Cannes Film Festival, which marked the actor’s first major role since his high profile defamation trial. He appeared on the red carpet in full celebrity mode, signing autographs and taking pictures with his fans before the premiere of the Film Festival’s opening film, “Jeanne du Barry.”

However, this did not go well with Amber Heard’s fans, and they slammed the Cannes Film Festival for starting the event with a new movie that featured by Johnny.

Heard’s supporters began using the hashtag #CannesYouNot to express their displeasure with the festival. The same hashtag has been used by a few journalists, and hashtagged, “Cannes seem proud of their history supporting rapists and abusers.”

Rebecca, who is the founder of the Twitter page @LeaveHeardAlone, also spoke about the criticism of the Cannes Film Festival and how the #MeToo movement was attacked because of the Depp v. Heard case. “The Hollywood industry appears to be riding that anger to restore the status quo, she continued. Johnny Depp to open your festival? It feels like a slap in the face, to be honest.

Johnny Depp-Amber Heard’s Love Story And Divorce

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard tied the knot in February 2015 in a civil ceremony. Their marriage only lasted about a year and a half, ending with Heard filing for divorce in May 2016. She also obtained a restraining order against him, claiming that Depp was abusive towards her. 

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