Johnny Depp: Hollywood is ‘boycotting’ me for an ‘unpleasant & messy situation’

Johnny Depp presents 'The Minamata Photographer' at the BCN Film Fest

More than a week ago, there was a curious Johnny Depp story which I ignored. At the upcoming San Sebastian Film Festival, Johnny Depp will be honored with the Donostia Award, which is the biggest prize at the festival and likely the equivalent of a lifetime-achievement award. Many film festivals hand out those kinds of awards to ensure that some big-name celebrity comes to their festival and makes a speech or does a Q&A session. Curiously, the Spanish Association of Female Filmmaker and Audiovisual Media has protested Depp’s award, with the president of the association telling media outlets: “This speaks very badly of the festival and its leadership and transmits a terrible message to the public: ‘It doesn’t matter if you are an abuser as long as you are a good actor.’” The festival is still going to honor him.

In November of last year, Depp lost his libel lawsuit when the British court affirmed that when the Sun referred to him as a “wifebeater,” it was merely a statement of fact. Depp still has other lawsuits proceeding in various courts, because he continues to use the legal system to abuse Amber Heard. Hollywood is over it – I personally think the combination of his failed libel lawsuit and the Hollywood Reporter cover story last December were the final blows for Depp. He’s persona non grata for every studio, every producer, every costar. Depp is starting to figure that out too, and he’s whining about it in a new interview:

Johnny Depp says he feels he is being boycotted by Hollywood as his latest film, Minamata, has yet to be released in the United States, calling his fall from Hollywood graces as an “absurdity of media mathematics.”

Discussing the film in a new interview with The Sunday Times, Depp discussed the “surreal five years” he has experienced during his fallout from the Hollywood community.

Depp stars in the movie as W Eugene Smith, an American photojournalist who helped expose the devastating impact of mercury poisoning on coastal communities in Japan in the 1970s. Depp said he “looked those people in the eyeballs and promised we would not be exploitative. That the film would be respectful. I believe that we’ve kept our end of the bargain, but those who came in later should also maintain theirs.”

The 58-year-old actor also addressed his standing in the film industry, saying, “Some films touch people and this affects those in Minamata and people who experience similar things. And for anything … for Hollywood’s boycott of me? One man, one actor in an unpleasant and messy situation, over the last number of years?”

Depp noted that he is “moving towards where I need to go to make all that … to bring things to light.”

[From THR]

Depp thinks he’s “moving towards where I need to go to make all that … to bring things to light.” Which means he thinks that if he just continues to sue Amber Heard and make her life a living hell and financially abuse her for years after their divorce, that suddenly one day, people will be like “Oh, Johnny Depp was innocent all along.” He doesn’t understand that his actions post-divorce have proven Amber’s side. How many courts have to tell him that he’s an abuser?

Johnny Depp presents 'The Minamata Photographer' at the BCN Film Fest

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  1. Oh_Hey says:

    Would that situation be beating your wife or drunken shenanigans around sets or on the street, Johnny? There have been so many i don’t know which is being discussed.

  2. Merricat says:

    I remember reading an interview with him many years ago, when he was young and beautiful, and he complained at great length about his beauty. He said he couldn’t wait until he was older and no longer beautiful, so he could really do some great character acting. Yikes.

  3. TheOtherOne says:

    All the courts have to tell him. Each and every single one as long as he has the means and ego.

  4. Case says:

    Boo effing hoo. Despite the horrific abuse allegations he actually DID still have plenty of Hollywood jobs until he decided to continue being an abusive a-hole toward Amber by bringing up the case against The Sun. THAT ruling is what lost him jobs, and it’s 100% of his own doing.

    • myjobistoprincess says:

      +1 his own doing – he still had some support until he went after her again. some people just dont want to hear anything that doesnt go their way. johnny cant take a no for an answer, he’s been suuuuurouuuuuunded by yes people all his life. no wonder.

      the british coverage of his case against amber last year was absolutely out-of-this-world craaaaaazy. that probably killed anything that was left.

  5. Lily P says:

    these abusive men just won’t quit will they

    • Christina says:

      They never go away. They try to contact you years later. One from 30 years ago JUST tried contacting me. Amber is still at the beginning. She will be working to ignore him until he drops dead.

      And WHY does he think he looks good in those clothes? WTF is the matter with him? He needs therapy.

  6. Mary Mae says:

    He won’t quit. Probably because he can’t afford to. Another consequence of his own actions he can’t face. Unfortunately he has supporters that will smear Amber until the end of time. They’re consistently trying to derail Aquaman 2 boxoffice since they couldn’t get her kicked off the project.

  7. Lulu says:

    Who are the incompetent people giving this dumbass advice? Maybe his lawyers or PR team? It must be someone gaining financially, because by refusing to leave Amber or this topic alone he is just making things far worse for himself. When is that gonna get through to his numb skull!?!

  8. DS9 says:

    Look, even before all this with Amber, his career was hitting a rough patch artistically. He was in a spot where he was showing up to collect a paycheck and deliberately seemed to take roles where the affect or the makeup did the work.

    And then that Hollywood Reporter story came out that confirmed he had a terrible work ethic, was costing productions money, and for nominal return.

    The work and talent just isn’t there anymore. And the lawsuits since don’t undermine Heard’s abuse claims at all. They merely further expose Depp as a work shy addict whose success is solely in the hands of the ability of the sycophants around him to manage him much like an overtired toddler who needs a nap at the most inconvenient time.

    • ElleV says:

      exactly – he’s Lindsay Lohan, not Brendan Fraser

    • Golly Gee says:

      That’s why his sole focus is Amber as the cause of his downfall. Otherwise he would have to look at himself as being responsible for his problems and he has too fragile an ego to face that. Plus he wouldn’t be able to do that until he stops drinking and drugging, and even then he may not be willing to go there.

  9. K says:

    What it must be like to have your head so far up your own ass and still only smell roses….

  10. Amy Bee says:

    He needs to get a new purpose in life because even before this failed lawsuit his career was on a downslide.

  11. grabbyhands says:

    If you ever start to question the white man privilege – you can look at Johnny Depp as an example of how you can beat your wife, break laws, do any number of shady things and not ever go to jail or be punished in any meaningful way and STILL complain that everyone has it out for you.

    • Golly Gee says:

      And have the media and your fans vilify and harass your ex-wife – the victim of your abuse.

  12. Lala11_7 says:

    Him & Steven Segal should get a compound in Russia & start a movie production company that does VOD movies for the Eastern European market…

    It’s what he deserves.

    • North of Boston says:

      Maybe they can have Armie Hammer join them and churn out gems like “Lone Ranger 2”

  13. Mia4s says:

    I just rolled my eyes at the film festival awards. Standard publicity stunt for attention for the festival. Although I have a suspicion it was his PR calling around and assuring he would appear for an award. That’s pretty standard too.

    Let’s be real though: it’s no moral stand. Hollywood is able to “boycott” because Depp is not drawing the audience he once did, therefore his salary and demands are no longer worth it. As for “Fantastic Beasts”? If you believe that series is considered anything but a failure by Warner Brothers I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. It is not want they wanted AT ALL and the next one is a pending disaster. And while yes they had to pay out his contract for this one, they avoid the PR headache and the cost of his various on set demands. The “boycott” is very practical.

    • Golly Gee says:

      Yup. It’s only when you stop making them money that the industry suddenly becomes woke. I’m guessing he’s also difficult to insure.

  14. Plums says:

    oh please. Even beyond the fact that his documented domestic violence history has made him utterly radioactive, I’m sure the fact that he’s such a diva and a disruptive, damaging force on set who totally isn’t worth the headache for any studio anymore, that he’s not actually that great an actor or respected by his fellow actors because he doesn’t bother to put in the work and needs to be fed his lines, and finally that he’s aged out of his leading man appeal, has all worked to make Hollywood “boycott” him. It’s called a career being over, Johnny, not a boycott. He’s lucky he’s still getting work anywhere at all.

  15. Rice says:

    F*ck his scarves.

    • F*ck his bots too!
      How the hell is he affording his well known ultra-expensive lifestyle, The private bloody island, the payments for all his hangers-on and all the freaking bots. So. many. bots. (They need to figure out who pays for more bots-William or Charles or johnny? )

  16. Lively says:

    Him & Pitt are the biggest disappointments. Of this decade, way to go guys

  17. steph says:

    I swear, this is the only place where people have seen through his BS. I know there are a lot of bots, but so many people believe his spin on the AH situation while blocking out everything that happened before he decided to change the version of events. Are people that dense? There is a reason Amber hasn’t been fired and blacklisted from Hollywood while Johnny has.

  18. Maida says:

    He also has a Steve Bannon multiple-shirts thing going — never a good sign!