Fans are rallying behind a petition to have Johnny Depp reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean 6. The petition (named “Justice For Johnny Depp”) set a goal of 500,000 signatures; at the time of writing, it had received over 430,000.
Depp claims that the op ed that Amber Heard did harmed his reputation and career, claiming that he was dismissed from many high-profile projects as a result of its publication.
The sixth edition of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean series was one of such projects. Depp has starred in all five previous Pirates films and even helped write the plot for the new film. However, following Heard’s charges of domestic abuse, the actor was fired from the movie, and work was halted.
Kimberly Giles created the petition two years ago, but it’s evident that the pop-culture spotlight on Depp’s current trial against ex-wife Amber Heard is igniting a whole new surge of support for Giles’ rally cry in favor of Depp.
Kimberley Giles wrote in her explanation of why she started the “Justice For Johnny Depp” petition:
Johnny Depp has been a phenomenal actor throughout his career. Depp was removed from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean by Walt Disney’s Company. This unfortunately is due to his ex wife Amber Heard lying and stating that Depp beat her. It has been proven that he did not hit her, but yet, that she beat on him repeatedly. She hit him with pots and pans 24/7 as if that was okay. This may come as a joke to some, but abuse towards a man or woman is not to be taken lightly. Now that this has come to light, Johnny Depp still has not been redeemed of this false news.
Amber Heard ruined Johnny Depp’s life as well as career. Johnny Depp has always been one of the greatest actors ever since he started acting around the age of 21. This man NEVER disappoints when he makes a movie, so why continue to keep him from doing Pirates of the Caribbean?? That movie is nothing without him! Please sign this petition to help Johnny Depp get back to what he enjoys and does best. If men get ridiculed for hitting women, and lose their jobs/career, then that’s exactly what should be happening to Amber Heard. She is currently working on the 2nd Aqua-man and she should have been dropped from that movie and everything else she is working on as that is not fair to let her continue to have her life when she ruined someone else’s.
Johnny Depp deserves his life back the way it was before Amber Heard came along, because no actor or actress could ever say this man is not an amazing actor. If you were falsely accused of something you did not do, then there’s proof you didn’t do it and you still were treated like a bad person, wouldn’t you want Justice??
Die-hard fans of Depp are signing the petition in mass, with many stating their reasons for doing so: