The past few years have been a rollercoaster for Hollywood actor with his legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard and the ensuing media commotion and public backlash, both negative and positive. (which depleted to just over a hundred million dollars), has had to compromise on many things in the trying times.
However, what would hurt Johnny’s career was being canceled after his ex-wife Amber Heard filed for divorce. She claimed he physically abused her. The fiasco led to Depp being in the industry, and he received the cancel vote from the public. Of course, the actor claims he doesn’t care about the public’s canceled status bestowed on him... but he can’t seem to stop talking about it in interviews.
Having a successful career that spans over three decades has made Johnny Depp one of the most popular actors. With his penchant for playing quirky characters that leave a lasting impression on viewers, this popularity has turned many people into fans and admirers. Johnny Depp has fans; quite a number of them too.
However, when his scandal and tumultuous relationship with Amber Heard broke out, . His biographical drama film, (2020),had secured a release in the UK but was yet to get a date in the US. This was one of the effects of the backlash Depp received.
and its effects, commenting on social media with #TeamDepp. Fans signed also petitions to revoke his dismissal from
However, not everyone felt the same way; Johnny's scandal brought the haters too. And just as his fans supported him, .
, stating it had gone too far and no one was safe. Trolling comments spread on social media with some comments calling him out for not wanting to be accountable for his actions and suggesting that he was the biggest benefactor of the whole ordeal.
The polarizing views of Johnny's scandal led to a throng of haters and supporters sparring on the internet, leading to a push and pull between fans and anti-fans.
Yet according to the Jack Sparrow actor, he does not think about Hollywood or what percentage think of him.
Johnny Depp believes he is not canceled because he does not try to fit into the box Hollywood has for him. In an interview, Johnny Depp mentioned how it did not affect him and his life.
In a press conference at Cannes to promote his first film since winning the defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, .
I don't feel boycotted by Hollywood because I don't think about it. I don't think about Hollywood. I don't think I have much further need for Hollywood myself. It's a very strange, funny time, where everybody will love to be able to be themselves, but they can't because they must fall in line with the person in front of them. You want to live that kind of life, I wish you the best. I'll be on the other side somewhere.
However, this is a bit contradictory, because his not caring what Hollywood and the public in general think about him does not translate with some of his interviews where he shared how cancel culture affected the release of his movie .
Then there's the fact that one of the reasons Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation was because wanted to clear the record and reveal the 'lies' he claimed would get nowhere. According to Depp, he is obsessed with the truth.
Johnny Depp doesn't believe he is canceled due to his lack of connection to Hollywood. However, the actor may likely care more than he admits.
on several occasions and how it affects him. He has labeled himself a victim of it and suggested that it was getting out of hand. The actor has shared enough details with the media on this particular topic.
The actor does air his grievances about the cancel culture trend as he is often asked about it. It may be the only way to deal with the negativity around the issue. And ; he is slowly getting back into the industry.
He may not have said what talking about the public discussions about his legal battles has cost him, but Johnny Depp never fails to remind the world that his being canceled is not one of the consequences.