Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow Return Causes Discord Among Fans
Johnny Depp’s “return” as Captain Jack Sparrow via a Disneyland attraction has sparked controversy.
In April, Amber Heard, Depp’s ex-wife, filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against him. It was initiated over an op-ed in 2018 in which she described her experiences with domestic abuse. Depp never claimed to have been named, but he claims the feature has harmed his career and reputation irreparable.
In the following weeks, the case absolute was the most talked about on social media. There were troubling allegations of abuse and emotional distress on both sides.
Although Depp won the case, some people believe Depp is still wrong and should not be celebrated.
However, not everyone was thrilled to see Jack Sparrow projected onto the Magic Kingdom Castle in Disneyland Paris during the Pirates Of The Caribbean fireworks show.
Disney has been careful to distance Depp from its actions over the years. In 2018, Disney confirmed that it would not be replacing Depp as the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise’s lead actor. According to recent reports, Margot Robbie could be the new face of the swashbuckling series.
Depp stated that he understood why Disney withdrew from him during the trial. He said that two years of constant, worldwide talk about him being a wife-beater had passed. “So I believe that Disney was trying cut ties to stay safe. At that time, the #MeToo movement had just begun.”
Depp has made it clear that he is done with Jack Sparrow. However, the footage of the fireworks shows quickly went viral on social media. While some question the suitability of the fireworks display so promptly after the trial, many others seem to be pointing out Disney’s exploiting Depp.
“Shame on Disney. He was sacked, but you still had him up on your castle yesterday! One Twitter user replied.
Another commenter added: “So Disney, you fire him for BS allegations, but here you are using your face and voice to help your visitors!” This is truly disgusting.