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Why Do Fans Want Disney to Apologize to Johnny Depp?



Disney unceremoniously dumped Johnny Depp due to allegations Amber Heard made against the actor. In light of the events that unfolded since then, fans are outraged at the franchise’s lack of an official apology.

Many worldwide anticipated Johnny Depp’s highly publicized defamation trial against Amber Heard, which went on for months in 2022.

There was a division of sides, with many taking the actors and starting the #JusticeForJohnnyDepp campaign on social media platforms.

and, for Depp, to some extent, damaged. He was also cut off from one of his most recognized film franchises, “Pirates of the Caribbean,” a decision made by Disney.

Why do fans think Disney needs to apologize to Johnny Depp?

After Heard’s alleged statements that suggested Depp was abusive towards her, Disney executive Sean Bailey told Depp that he could no longer be cast for the film franchise’s sequel, which would have generated the actor $22.5 million. Depp said:

“These characters should be able to have their proper goodbye. I planned on continuing until it was time to stop.”

Depp built his on-screen character, Captain Jack Sparrow, from the ground up and contributed much to the film’s success. Following Bailey’s decision, Depp could not understand how Disney found him guilty until proven otherwise.

Besides his role in the hit action film, Heards claims also affected Depp’s reputation in the entertainment industry and the general public.

However, the court has ruled toward Depp, finding parts of Heard’s article libelous. Fans believe Disney should retract their decision to fire Depp from the film and apologize to the actor.

Unconfirmed rumors have it that Disney has done as fans wanted, but there hasn’t been any official confirmation that they apologized to Depp nor returned his roles.

What Did Fans Say about Disney’s Apology?

Fans believe that Disney quickly believed Heard’s claims without waiting for the legal process. One fan took their anger to Twitter and said:

“Until Disney formally and openly apologizes to Johnny Depp and any other person harmed by lying people out to harm them, with no proof……I won’t be supporting Disney. I think Walt would be sad.”

Another fan hoped that Disney would realize that firing Depp was a huge loss and would have him play Jack Sparrow and Mad Hatter again.

However, more fans were outraged when Depp’s face was reportedly used during the “Pirates of the Caribbean” light show at Disneyland.

The video of the light show immediately went viral, with several social media users calling out Disney for their actions.

Should We Expect Johnny Depp to Collaborate with Disney?

According to experts, Depp and Heard might not have roles immediately following the defamation case. However, the trial will significantly impact the actress’ career, given the court’s decision and media coverage throughout the case.

In the US- conducted survey, most respondents aware of the trial voted that Depp should remain in his future productions. It is highly possible that independently financed films would hire Depp rather than studios.

“There is plenty of opportunity for him in the independent space,” one agency partner said. “He could make upwards of $15 million a year on those select movies.”

Given the betrayal Depp felt from Disney’s abrupt decision, it is unlikely that he would return to work for them again. He also mentioned that he would no longer agree to partake in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” given their action toward him. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s battle began in 2018 after her op-ed was published.


Keira Knightley Ponders a Swashbuckling Comeback in the Next Pirates of the Caribbean Installment




In a recent interview with Collider,Knightley was asked about the possibility of reprising her role as Elizabeth Swann in the upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean” films. She responded by saying that she has not yet been approached about the project, but would definitely consider it if the opportunity arises.

“I don’t know if it’s happening,” Knightley said. “I haven’t heard anything about it. But, you know, I would always be open to the idea of revisiting Elizabeth Swann. It was a huge part of my life and career, and I’m very fond of the character.”

Knightley first appeared as Elizabeth Swann in the original “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” in 2003. She continued to play the character in the following two sequels, “Dead Man’s Chest” and “At World’s End,” before sitting out the fourth installment, “On Stranger Tides.”

While Knightley’s character was not present in “On Stranger Tides,” the film still managed to gross over $1 billion worldwide. The most recent entry in the franchise, “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” was released in 2017 and also went on to earn over $794 million globally.

It remains to be seen what the future holds for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, which has seen its fair share of ups and downs in recent years. Johnny Depp, who played the lead role of Captain Jack Sparrow, was dropped from the series following allegations of domestic abuse. The studio has since announced that it is planning to reboot the franchise with a new cast and crew.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the future of the franchise, Knightley’s potential return to the series would undoubtedly be a welcome sight for fans. Her portrayal of Elizabeth Swann was a key factor in the success of the early “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, and her absence from the later entries was felt by many.

Knightley has remained busy in the years since her last “Pirates” film, taking on a variety of roles in both independent and big-budget productions. She has been nominated for two Academy Awards for her performances in “Pride & Prejudice” and “The Imitation Game,” and has also appeared in films such as “Atonement,” “Anna Karenina,” and “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.”

Whether or not Knightley ultimately returns to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, her fans can look forward to seeing her in a variety of upcoming projects. She is set to star in the upcoming biographical drama “Silent Night,” as well as the action thriller “The Essex Serpent

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Willow Smith Says She & Brother Jaden Felt “Shunned” By Black Community




Willow Smith has made a huge revelation.

The singer has revealed on ‘Red Table Talkthat she and he brother Jaden felt “shunned” by the black community growing.

Her words below:

“With the African American community, I kind of felt like me and Jaden were shunned a little bit.”

Willow then went on to describe her and her brother’s unconventional presentations as a reason saying:

“We’re not gonna take pride in them because they’re too different. They’re too weird.”

Both she and Jaden began adopting more of an androgynous approach to their presentations in the early 2010s.

Their mom, Jada Pinkett Smith, then recalled the “firestorm” that occurred when Willow cut her hair.

To watch the latest episode of ‘Red Table Talk,’ click here.

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Jaden Smith Turns Heads in New Louis Vuitton Commercial




Jaden Smith has long marched to the beat of his own drum.

And it’s a trajectory that continues in his starring role in Louis Vuitton’s latest commercial.

Smith rocks the LV Mansion line by Louis Vuitton, which reveals a gothic influence in the form of an ankle boot, and a loafer.

Check it all out after the jump…

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