Looks like the recent domestic abuse allegations against Hollywood actor Johnny Depp are not cooling off any time soon.
The 53-year-old actor has received tons of backlash on social media for his recent casting in the sequel to J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for a secretive role, reports the Daily Mail.
Heard filed for divorce from Depp in May when she appeared in a Los Angeles court with a bruised face. She sought a temporary restraining order against the Pirates of the Caribbean star whom she accused of abuse.
While many Potterheads did not appreciate the decision, several fans took to social media to personally message the movie franchise’s official account as well as JK Rowling to express their distaste.
remember when megan fox didn't like michael bay so her career got ruined, and johnny depp abused his wife so got a huge 5 film franchise?— Anna Menta (@annalikestweets) November 2, 2016
Me: *Is looking forward to seeing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them*— Tessa Kennedy (@T_Kennedy9) November 2, 2016
Warner Bros: We're casting Johnny Depp!!!!
johnny 😊 depp 😊 does 😊 not 😊 deserve 😌 a 😊 role 😊 in 😊 a 😊 big 😊 movie 😊 franchise 😊 when 😊 he 😊 is 😊 an 😊 abuser 😊— chloe (decker) (@lgbtmaze) November 2, 2016
When you hear that Johnny Depp might be playing Grindelwald: pic.twitter.com/HM33aj2HPv— michelle buchman (@michelledeidre) November 2, 2016
Johnny Depp and Chris brown are smashing their careers like they never abused women - and we're all staying quiet like that's fine. It isn't— Sammy 👅💦 (@Little_Fickle) November 2, 2016
winona ryder's career was ruined for yrs just for shoplifting but johnny depp can be abusive & immediately get cast in a big film franchise— wokus pocus (@opaIlynch) November 2, 2016
Even if it's too late to take Johnny Depp out of Fantastic Beasts, just give him Polyjuice Potion for the sequel!!! You have magic!!— Victoria Gravyard 🦃 (@VictoriaAveyard) November 2, 2016
Johnny Depp abuses women & continues to have a successful career. Amber Heard is abused by Depp & is shunned by Hollywood.— Agent Beyoncé (@RoyalHoeliness) November 2, 2016
hi, i'm johnny depp. after a successful multi-year project to ruin myself i've decided to branch out into ruining other stuff you once liked— the spooky papa (@markpopham) November 2, 2016
We're at the stage where I hear "Johnny Depp cast in..." and I automatically think, "Nope, I'm out."— Mike McGranaghan (@AisleSeat) November 2, 2016
johnny depp pic.twitter.com/wcXAcT3Qof— victória (@foofightin) November 2, 2016
Haven't seen a single positive tweet about Johnny Depp's casting in FANTASTIC BEASTS. This can't be the kind of PR that WB was hoping for...— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) November 2, 2016
Joining in on letting @jk_rowling know how disappointed I am that Johnny Depp will be appearing in the fantastic beasts series.— Sarah Snitch (@SarahSnitch) November 2, 2016
I'm livid about the Johnny Depp casting. It's revealed that you attacked and abused your wife and then you get this? No. Absolutely not.— Rosianna Halse Rojas (@papertimelady) November 2, 2016
"Johnny Depp joins the cast of the Fantastic Beasts sequel."— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) November 1, 2016
One user named @wednesdaydreams wrote, “hello @jk_rowling @FantasticBeasts the Harry Potter universe is all about being against the abuse of power and yet you cast a known abuser?”
Another microblogger @annalikestweets wrote, “hey @jk_rowling many harry potter fans are survivors, and this hurts them so much!”
Some pointed out the double standards in showbiz and complained about the actor continuing on with a successful career.
“Winona Ryder stole something once and her career plummeted. Johnny Depp abused his wife and he continues to get roles. i love double standards,” one user wrote sarcastically.
Depp, who will appear in a cameo in the first film, reportedly will have a bigger role alongside British star Eddie Redmayne in the sequel in 2018.
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