Johnny Depp has opened up about cancel culture and how nobody is safe from the instant rush of judgment. During his appearance at the San Sebastian Film Festival, he urged people to ‘stand up against injustice.’ ‘The Pirates Of The Caribbean’ star was honoured with a lifetime achievement award i.e Donostia Award.
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Speaking at the event, he shared his opinion on cancel culture and how ‘no one is safe’ from it. He claimed to be a victim of ‘cancel culture’ and urged his fans to ‘stand up’ against ‘injustice’ and help people when they are in need. Referring to the famous #MeToo movement, he said he’s sure it came out with the best of intentions but is now far out of hand.
He shared that he was ‘worried’ about people’s opinions and reactions that would follow on the news of him being present at the festival. He said that it would offend people, however, he is grateful to the organisers for supporting him. Women’s rights groups and some from the film industry criticised the decision of Depp to receive the Donostia Award.
Johnny Depp is currently embroiled in a high-profile legal battle with her ex-wife Amber Heard. Heard had accused Depp of physically abusing her during their relationship. In November 2020, he lost a legal battle against the publisher of The Sun, who referred to him as a “wife-beater”. He was recently allowed to proceed with his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard.