Fans of Johnny Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard are furious about the actor’s comeback at the Cannes Film Festival, which is one of the best places to show new movies and TV shows.
As Johnny Depp’s historical play Jeanne du Barry was being shown for the first time at the festival, fans of Heard took to social media to criticize the event. With the hashtag #CannesYouNot, a movement criticizes the Cannes Film Festival for allegedly honoring people accused of abuse over its 76-year history.
The campaign started by Amber Heard’s fans got steam before the festival started. People who are part of the movement don’t like Johnny Depp’s new movie, Jeanne du Barry, which opened the event.
Campaigners say that the fact that Cannes is showing Depp’s movie goes against what it says it wants to do to stop abuse and discrimination in the business. The effort aims to bring attention to the bigger problem of alleged abusers being protected by the movie business.
Even though Depp has caused a lot of controversies, Cannes Chief Thierry Fremaux supported the festival’s choice by saying that people should be free to think and say what they want.