Several months ago, Amber Heard accused Johnny Depp of being an abusive husband. Faced with these accusations, the actor was rejected by Disney but continues to be supported by Dior and his fans.
Amber Heard, Johnny Depp’s ex-wife, accused the actor of repeatedly hitting her when they were together. Faced with these accusations, the main party decided to file a defamation complaint, but he lost the case.
Since then, the actor divides, but a brand has decided to support him until the end.
Dior supports Johnny Depp
For some time, the actor has been working with Dior and appears in advertisements for the “Sauvage” perfume. Advertising spots, posters, photographs: Johnny Depp has become a flagship personality of the luxury brand.
If he was rejected by Warner Bros and Disney following the loss of his lawsuit, Dior has not decided to do the same and continues to support the actor.
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This decision triggered the anger of many activists and associations against domestic violence, who revolted against the brand.
“I think it’s extremely disappointing and irresponsible on the part of Dior, said Rachel Horman-Brown, a lawyer specializing in domestic violence. The courts have found Johnny Depp to be violent towards his partner and despite this, Dior continues to work with him. It is as if the brand tolerates abuse and violence against women. “
Unconditional support from Johnny Depp fans
According to Nick Ede, popular culture expert, this choice could be above all a question of timing.
“With the arrival of Christmas, it was impossible for Dior, which is making huge investments, to shoot a new advertisement on time. In addition, few complaints have been filed regarding its appearance in advertising. It shows how the public reacts to the controversy and as we know, the Johnny Depp case has not been decided and his fans are still numerous to support him ”, he said.
Photo credit: Dior
Indeed, the luxury brand is not the only one to support the actor, since his fans are very present. When Disney announced that he would no longer play Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” more than 300,000 signatures were collected in a petition calling for his return.
The actor had also started a petition demanding the replacement of Amber Heard in “Aquaman”. Thanks to the support of his community, more than 1.5 million signatures were recorded.