Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation trial is causing many fans to choose a side, and to annouce their side on social media. Fans of Depp have gone above and beyond, with one in particular even bringing emotional support alpacas to court in an effort to raise the actor’s spirits.
As more information is revealed about Heard and Depp's relationship, fans are now calling for Heard to be removed from the upcoming Aquaman 2 movie. A petition asking for Heard to be removed from the DC superhero movie has reached more than two million signatures.
The Change.org petition started back in December 2019, months after Depp first sued his ex-wife, but the campaign has seen renewed support from many as further details about the couple’s marriage emerge. “I have to share this. I think it’s atrocious what’s happening….” wrote McKenzie Westmore on Twitter.
I have to share this. I think it’s atrocious what’s happening….DC Entertainment: Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2 - Sign the Petition! https://t.co/KDvg138TKz via @Change— McKenzie Westmore (@mckenziewestmor) April 25, 2022
On the website, the petition reads: “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. ” The description also references incidents where Heard allegedly punched Depp twice in the face and another instance where Depp testified Heard severed his finger while in Australia.
It continues, “Men are victims of domestic abuse, just like women. This must be recognised, 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.”
Additionally, Amber Heard apparently has less than ten minutes of screen time in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, due out next March. Per Movieweb, a report claimed that Heard’s Mera was almost not brought back for the upcoming sequel due to concerns over her chemistry with lead actor Jason Momoa. The report details information taken from a deposition with DC Films President Walter Hamada.
Amber Heard reportedly has less than 10 minutes of screen time in ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.’ pic.twitter.com/kjQTnGmh8I— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) April 28, 2022
Watch a behind the scenes clip from the upcoming sequel below: