Johnny Depp, known for a multitude of movies including the Pirates of The Caribbean series, recently spoke out about the dangerous effects of cancel culture in a recent interview during the San Sebastian Film Festival. The actor discussed how he had been a victim of cancel culture and the toxicity that spread from it. This statement comes after he had been asked to step down from a role in the upcoming third installment of the Fantastic Beasts film franchise.
Depp stated that:
“It’s so far out of hand now that I can promise you that no one is safe. Not one of you. No one out that door. No one is safe,” he continued. “It takes one sentence and there’s no more ground, the carpet has been pulled. It’s not just me that this has happened to, it’s happened to a lot of people. This type of thing has happened to women, men. Sadly at a certain point they begin to think that it’s normal. Or that it’s them. When it’s not.”
Depp has faced a public fallout over the last couple of years with his messy divorce with Amber Heard. Heard who is notable for starring in the 2018 Aquaman film is expected to reprise her role as Mera in the sequel which is currently being filmed. Depp lost a libel case against The Sun newspaper and has reportedly called on Warner Bros. to remove Heard from the next Aquaman film.
The situation between Heard and Depp has created multiple petitions such as one to bring Depp back as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean and one to remove Heard from Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.