Big Brands That Made Fun of Amber Heard During Her Trial Get Shot at by Her Fans
This week, people who like Amber Heard are speaking out against the companies that made fun of her during her trial against Johnny Depp.
Starbucks, Milani Cosmetics, Etsy, and more have been called out in a viral thread for making fun of Heard during her high-profile defamation trial, in which she accused her ex-husband of severe abuse.
Depp also said that Heard had abused him, and in May, a jury mostly agreed with the Pirates of the Caribbean actor. They gave him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.
Punitive damages were reduced to $350,000 because of a law in Virginia that puts a limit on them.
In the months after the trial, more than 6,000 pages of documents were made public. According to experts, these documents don’t paint a good picture of Depp.
Some of Heard’s fans have said that the star was treated unfairly during the trial because of what they have learned.
Now, a new viral thread has shown which brands and companies made fun of the actress while the trial was going on.
A Twitter user named @liliandaisies wrote in a thread that has more than 25,000 likes, “A thread on companies and brands that helped shame Amber Heard around the world and made money from the Depp v. Heard trial.”
“A makeup brand called Milani Cosmetics made a TikTok video saying that Amber is lying because one of its products was used in the trial. This made millions of people more likely to join the campaign to hurt her “a tweet in the thread says.
Another tweet in the thread took aim at Starbucks: “Starbucks stores all over the world put out tip jars with the names “Johnny Depp” and “Amber Heard,” asking customers to “vote.” Depp’s jar was usually decorated with hearts, and some wrote “Justice for Johnny” on it.”
Earlier this year, this controversy caused a lot of heated debate on social media. Videos posted online showed two tip jars with the names of celebrities on them that were competing with each other.
Starbucks told Newsweek in April that the tip jars were against the company’s rules.
“We value the creativity our partners (employees) bring to the table and the relationships they build with our customers every day, but these labels don’t follow our rules. We don’t agree with using tip jars in this way, so we’ve taken off the labels where they were found “At the time, a Starbucks spokesman said.
The thread also talked about how Etsy sellers took advantage of the trial to make themed souvenirs, mostly in support of Depp. This has become a booming cottage industry on the platform for craft sellers.
“Dozens of Etsy shops are making money off of a victim of domestic violence. They use pictures of her crying as she talks about her trauma and parts of her testimony about being raped to make fun of her. Etsy hasn’t done anything, “reads the tweet.
Heard was closely watched during the multimillion-dollar defamation trial, which ended with a jury finding she defamed Depp with actual malice because of an opinion piece she wrote in 2018 saying she was a victim of domestic violence.
During the trial, people who really liked Depp made fun of Heard on social media, and her emotional testimony that she was hit by Depp became a popular TikTok trend.