Johnny Depp laments cancel culture in a scarf-covered word salad

Johnny Depp at the 'Donostia Award' Photocall

Here are some photos of Johnny Depp at the photocall for the San Sebastian Film Festival, which is giving him the Donostia Award, an equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. For the photocall, as you can see, Depp was in his full scarf-poseur glory One ratty t-shirt, under a ratty flannel, under an ‘80s style suede and cloth jacket. With a skinny mini scarf wrapped around his neck and an extra scarf in his back pocket for scarf vibes. His pants have zippers on the cuffs and his boots have seen better days. He’s also wearing two hats. All of this on a man who has made hundreds of millions of dollars in his adult life, but pissed it all away on drugs, being an abusive monster, private islands and booze.

While Depp is being honored, he’s still in the process of financially and emotionally abusing his ex-wife Amber Heard. He already lost one lawsuit (against The Sun) and at some point, his lawsuit against Heard will begin here in the U.S. He’s persona non grata in Hollywood at this point, and it’s entirely his own doing. But to hear him talk about it, he is yet another white man being crushed by cancel culture.

Johnny Depp was only meant to be asked questions relating to his career during a press conference preceding his Donostia Awards reception at the San Sebastian Film Festival. But in response to one journalist’s bold attempt to parse the actor’s thoughts on so-called “cancel culture” and how social media can affect public figures, Depp did not hold back. Depp declared it was a “complex situation” because it “can be seen as an event in history that lasted for however long it lasted, this cancel culture or this instant rush to judgement based on essentially what amounts to polluted air that is…,” he let out a gust of breath, “exhaled.”

On whether or not he feels safe in such an interconnected world, Depp replied that: “Yeah, I do,” followed by several false starts before contradicting himself. “The various movements that came out with, I’m sure the best of intentions…” Trailing off again while, presumably, looking for the right words, he shifted a bit, expressing that in his opinion, “It’s so far out of hand now that I can promise you that no one is safe. Not one of you. Not one of you… as long as someone is willing to say one sentence. It takes just one sentence and there is no more ground. The carpet has been pulled.”

In San Sebastian, the actor didn’t only lament for himself. “It’s not just me this has happened to,” he said, alluding to but not directly stating what it was that happened to him. “It’s happened to a lot of people. This type of thing has happened to women, men and children who have suffered from various types of unpleasantries and they sadly, at a certain point, begin to think that it’s normal. I believe that if you are armed with the truth, then that’s all you need,” he continued. “It doesn’t matter if a judgement…has taken some artistic license,” he chuckled, perhaps referencing his unsuccessful bid to overturn a judge’s ruling in his U.K. libel case.

Finishing his answer, he pleaded with the assembled press and those watching online, “When there is an injustice, whether it’s against you or someone you love, or someone you believe in, stand up, don’t sit down. Don’t sit down on ’em, they need you.”

[From Variety]

The last gasp of the abuser, positioning himself as the biggest victim, a victim of… something. Something vague and disastrous. Something which could strike anyone, at any time. Just one look, and suddenly someone finds themselves in the hellish depths of cancellation, only able to claw their way back to receive a dumb award at a sunny film festival. Anyway, Johnny Depp is clearly stupid and he’s clearly an abusive pile of scarves. I hope he rots.

Johnny Depp arrives at the 69th San Sebastian International Film Festival: 'Donostia Award' Photocall

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Moxylady says:

    F him.

  2. Zut Alors says:

    He is just so ridiculous. A literal caricature.

    • terra says:

      This, exactly. I have never felt more vindicated about a celebrity than I do with regards to Depp.

      There was always just something about him that was off-putting to me, to the point where – despite the fact that I will likely cry unashamedly with Sondheim passes – I have yet to see Depp’s take on Sweeney. His cool guy shtick always made me wonder what he was hiding behind it and, well, we all know the answer to that now, don’t we?

  3. Vanna says:

    His decline in hotness is unparalleled. I’m baffeled that there are still troups of JD fans out there, ready to attack and bash. I sure hope his cancelation is forever, and he doesn’t slug along and get more chances like Mel Gibson etc.

    • Laura says:

      Alas, like Mel, Johnny is talented.
      So that might find a way to come thru later and save something of his legacy. Tarnished as it is. And what is up with his hair, it looks terrible, so dirty and tangled.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      his hair looks filthy and unkempt. and with that “outfit”, he looks like a hobo.

  4. OriginalLala says:

    Abusers do this because it works –
    someone in another thread coined the term Dicktim and its so true – people act like dicks (or abusers) and then play victim when people push back on their actions.

    • Christine says:

      While dressed as modern day, dirty court jesters, apparently. He is acting a role only he understands, and I say that as someone who had his pictures all over my bedroom wall in the 80s, and can still sing the 21 Jump Street theme song from memory. I see you, Johnny, and I will not stand up and defend you. Shut up.

  5. Jais says:

    So when are him and brad going to do a movie together?

  6. PeacefulParsley says:

    I don’t think he was always this bonkers. He’s the posterboy for how that industry cultivates and encourages the worst in people, until they’re nearly unrecognizable as humans — physically and spiritually.

  7. escondista says:

    I don’t hear him but i do hear the tiniest violin playing….

  8. GrnieWnie says:

    I think he’s quite clearly an addict consumed by his addiction.

  9. Lola says:

    Haven’t read the article yet but that headline is GOLD.

  10. Amy Bee says:

    Yeah whatever Johnny.

  11. Watcher says:

    I genuinely feel sorry for him. It’s sad to see someone unable to see their mistakes & learn from them. He just kept digging his own grave, then found himself at the bottom of the pit and asked, “What happened?”

    • Fortuona says:

      He reads Dlisted and thinks he and Brad are saints

      And he lost tried to sue an paper and an appeal so F the Cancel Culture /s

  12. Gab says:

    I had a huge crush on him growing up. He was so handsome in the 90s. So disappointing!

  13. DCLite says:

    This reminds me of behind the scenes reporting on Two and a Half Men, when the cast admitted that they would have furniture near Charlie Sheen so he could prop himself up or sit down because he was so high or hungover.

    • Chaine says:

      Sadly I feel Charlie Sheen is more likeable and redeemable at this point than Depp.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I was thinking the same thing. Johnny can’t stand up without propping himself up, hence the lean against the post & the sitting on the curb. His scruffiness is more real & pathetic, than any previous attempts at rock star cool.

  14. Eurydice says:

    Weren’t there some protests by women filmmakers back when it was announced he was getting this award? I wonder if that thing under his hat isn’t another scarf. It’s kind of like he’s wearing moldy bits from every acting role he ever had.

  15. Chaine says:

    He’s just a ludicrous caricature of Keith Richards now.

  16. Lizzie says:

    He was still kind of hot as Jack Sparrow in the first movie, but this is just gross. Please sober up, take a shower and let someone else do the talking for you. Pretending to be a victim is disgusting, see former Gov Cuomo.

  17. russianblue says:

    There’s no way he didn’t mean the ‘stand up for victims of injustice’ spiel as a wink and nudge to his army of defenders on social media. I can only read that as a tacit endorsement of the vitriol they spew towards Heard and anyone who defends her.

    His astroturfing campaign may have been spearheaded by bots or paid shills initially, but at this point I really think that these people believe Johnny is innocent of absolutely everything, and Heard is the devil incarnate. It worked terrifyingly well.

    This has become bigger than the libel suit, bigger than any legal battle. Heard has become the sacrificial lamb for every closet misogynist and pick-me girl out there. They will never stop, no matter how much evidence she provides or how many courts rule in her favour. Heard will be harassed until the day she dies.

    • Coco says:

      It’s both, they use bots and paid shills initially to keep his super fans believing the lie.

      One bots/paid shills initially says something in the comment section in a blog or celebrity gossip site another co-signs it and the super fans feed of of the original lie. Not to mention many of these super fans are mentally unwell .

    • Otaku fairy says:

      This. Some of them will admit that they don’t actually think he’s a saint and will bothsides the issue. They just think Amber Heard’s alleged reason for marrying him + her “attention-seeking and looking for sympathy” need to be treated like they’re just as bad as his abusive behavior. And just like the spoiled POS they enable, they’re always claiming to be persecuted victims of woke culture or whatever.

  18. Lila says:

    Do you think he actually owns a washer, or simply has piles of clothes ‘airing out’ until their next use?

  19. Case says:

    So as he’s being honored with a special award he’s complaining about how he was cancelled? How about the fact that he was still employed for several years after Amber came out with her allegations until HE chose to stir the pot by suing The Sun/continuing to abuse Amber from afar? This is all his doing.

    He used to be handsome and talented, and once upon a time I had a huge crush on him. But looking back now — he was always an idiot, and drugs and alcohol just seemed to have fully revealed what a violent a-hole he is.

    I hope Amber and her new baby are doing well.

  20. Laura says:

    He looks like a walking poster boy for the no shower brigade 🙄

  21. Keira says:

    Can’t fathom there are still folks who want—and/or are so desperate—to “honor” him.

  22. DuchessL says:

    Johnny was such a babe in his early days… too bad things have turned to this. I looked behind the tinted glasses and it looks like he has crooked eyes…

  23. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Would it work better for your limited sensibilities if we use the word boycott? There there now.