Stop Glamorizing Abusers

Stop Glamorizing Abusers

Beware of glorifying abusers. I couldn’t care less about Johnny Depp or Golden Heard — not my carnival, not my monkeys. Depp v. is the result of combining a celebrity with a lot of ego and entitlement. Heard. However, when I went on TikTok a few weeks ago to get some dopamine, my “For You Page” was overflowing with horrifying videos of men and women decrying Amber Heard and pleading for #justiceforjohnnydepp. The fact that Depp admitted to abusing drugs, alcohol, Heard, and anyone else he believed he was entitled to brutalize appears to be sexy to an absurd number of women and provides him with an opportunity to disparage women under the equal opportunity for men. I’ll constantly have eyes for Roux, however I can isolate the person from the person making a frustrating, harmful exhibition of himself in this most recent fall to pieces stage. In any case, these “fans” were frothing at-the-mouth insane, disparaging Heard inside and out (and not being hailed for their own kind of tormenting and provocation, well I can’t help thinking about why). Has social media succeeded in turning heinous criminal behavior into a contest of who is the most beloved actor? I’m seeing the prelude to this week’s Senate intention to overturn Roe v. Wade in this never-ending social media frenzy. Wade, and suddenly it’s okay to abuse women again. Wtf? In the wake of begging the virtual TikTok divine beings without holding back to take the Johnny Depp being a fan/Golden Heard criticize off my FYP, I chose to investigate what these “fans”” were doing. I wasn’t thrilled about the fact that this social media pro-Depp “clean-up on aisle 5” attempt was paid for. I was witnessing somewhat lucid women demonize Heard, purposefully oblivious to the fact that the abuse they were spouting had been so unfairly dumped on Depp, but using the characters he had played as some kind of sexualized validation for his abusive behavior. I was seeing these women use Heard as a means of defending their own actions. Simply put, they were attempting to denigrate the actress’s ex-wife and glamorizing abuse by supporting a proud addict/abuser who was hot in a few movie roles. To be clear, they are not implying that he was a good actor in these roles; rather, they are stating that they were drawn to the characters he played. As a result, they believe that Heard deserved to be subjected to the public three-ring circus that Depp is putting her through. It made me can’t help thinking about the amount Depp’s harm control group has been paying such countless individuals to take to web-based entertainment to attempt to squash Heard in light of the fact that unquestionably there can’t be this numerous oblivious individuals out there. But then it became clear that none of this was actually about Depp himself; rather, this bizarre support was about the characters he had previously played. Anything Johnny Depp does in real life is acceptable to these truly insane people. Take this, for instance: “Let’s burn Amber!!!” Depp sends a text to his friends. Before we burn her, let’s drown her! After that, I’ll fuck her burned body to make sure she’s dead. He read this out loud in court and then tried to justify it by saying that it showed how much he was hurt. Fans rushed to defend Johnny Depp. These scumbags have fooled themselves into believing that Depp’s admitted abuse is glamorous and that Heard’s abuse is punishable based on fiction rather than reality. To witness such countless ladies (and men) as a group endeavoring to freely embarrass Golden Heard while overlooking the despicable proof straightforwardly conceded to with next to no smidgen of regret by Depp is revolting. Men regurgitating outrage against Golden Heard to utilize this case to cause to notice the way that ladies victimizers exist is similarly sickening and similarly as harmful as their issue. The “lawyers,” on the other hand, are utterly ignoring what Depp has happily and consistently admitted: that he was a drug and alcohol addict with a penchant for physical and emotional abuse. This is perhaps the most troubling aspect of the situation. Wait, what’s going on? The testimony of the expert witnesses indicates that the majority of healthy individuals do not awaken with the desire to physically, verbally, emotionally, or psychologically abuse those closest to them. Most solid individuals keep away from individuals or circumstances that drive them to outrageous responses. Depp and Heard were well aware of each other’s volatile nature and negative personality traits prior to their marriage, as it was revealed in this embarrassing, dirty laundry court case that Depp believes will help him recover his own career. Yet, similar to connections over the course of time, these two chose to disregard the flickering, awesome, neon warnings and hop into “my adoration for you can fix this” relationship mode. The majority of us were indoctrinated with unrealistic expectations for romantic relationships by fictional movie romances. But even in movies, family or friends try to save our heroes and heroines from certain doom; therefore, where were Depp and Heard’s friends? Scarcely any, companions or family on either side appear to have gambled being pushed off the money making party bus to caution Depp and Heard that they could not simply be MFEO. Old girlfriends and boyfriends who have experienced Depp’s crazy, violent episodes—they are neither new nor unique to Heard—have something to lose if they speak up now. And how many other victims of Depp or Heard’s abusive behavior have, in the name of avoiding retaliation, refused to speak up because they were threatened, intimidated, or paid to do so? Shame on anyone who did not acknowledge their own abuse at the hands of either of these actors. In any case, how are these gutless previous darlings, family, and goldfish-crap empowering agents any not quite the same as the ticket-paying lumpen who store these famous people’s ways of life? They’re not. Everyone who fails to stand up to abuse is complicit in it because motives are just that: motives. Individuals lounging around the Oscars watching Will Smith slap Chris Rock and not stepping in to face Smith? By doing literally nothing, they glamorized misuse. They’re additionally assistants, in my books. Smith sat down as though he had every right to explode while Rock was left there traumatized. Everyone just stayed there.