The Pirates of the Caribbean Star has expressed he feels boycotted by Hollywood after losing the libel case against Amber Heard and subsequently losing his role in the next part of the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
Amber Heard had earlier claimed a divorce on the basis of domestic abuse from Depp in 2017. Depp had agreed to pay $7million as alimony and has also filed a defamation case of $50 million against falsely accusing him as a “wife-beater”.
Amidst this, his movie ‘Minimata’ is bearing the grudge of his actions. The movie is based on the real-life incidents of W.Eugene Smith, a photographer who brought the mercury poisoning problem of Japanese villages to light in the 70s.
The film had performed poorly after its release in England and Ireland. Johnny though didn’t accuse the media and public directly for boycotting him, He told the Times that his own struggles are “like getting scratched by a kitten” compared to those Japanese victims, or “people who suffered from COVID.”
“Absurdity of media mathematics.” is the name Depp gave after he felt boycotted by Hollywood on one side and being given the lifetime achievement award by the San Sebastian Film festival on the other.
Depp addressed his fans and said, “They have always been my employers. They are all our employers. They buy tickets, merchandise. They made all of those studios rich, but they forgot that a long time ago. I certainly haven’t. They stayed on the ride with me and it’s for them I will fight. Always, to the end. Whatever it may be.