Rihanna faces backlash for Johnny Depp cameo in Savage X Fenty Show

Failed libel suit has already hurt Johnny Depp’s career
AFP / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS

KEY POINTS

  • Rihanna reportedly invited Johnny Depp to appear on her Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4 fashion show
  • Depp will be the first man to headline the show’s “star moment” in Savage X Fenty history.
  • Some fans called out Rihanna for working with Depp, while others said they were excited about the collaboration

Rihanna is being called out to by social media users following reports that she will star Johnny Depp in her upcoming Savage X Fenty Vol. 4 fashion show.

The 59-year-old ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star will not parade the runway but will instead be featured in the show’s “star” moments, TMZ first reported and confirmed by NBC News. Depp will be the first man to take on the role, which previously starred Cindy Crawford and Erykah Badu in previous shows.

Anonymous sources tell TMZ that it was Rihanna and her team’s idea to invite Depp to appear in the fourth edition of her Savage X Fenty fashion show and that the actor had already filmed his cameo.

News of Depp’s guest appearance sparked backlash online, with a number of fans expressing their disappointment with the decision.

“Johnny Depp has been embraced as a hero by misogynistic right-wing misogynous extremists, and now he’s been invited to appear on the @SavageXFenty show. I never expected such a powerful woman to succumb to the backlash # MeToo. Really disappointing @rihanna,” producer and activist Drew Dixon tweeted.

“Rihanna, why would you do that?” a person askedwhile another wrote“Delete the Johnny Depp scene now if it ever existed.”

“Putting Johnny Depp on your show adds NO value. Maybe shock value or a slight viral moment. But that’s it. Because the average millennial or gen z don’t resonate with this man. So. ..”, another user wrote.

“We’ll boycott the show if Johnny Depp is on it,” another Twitter user said.

Others, however, showed their support for Rihanna’s decision and expressed excitement about collaborating with Depp.

“If anyone knows what it’s like to be a victim of domestic violence, it’s Rihanna. You’re sick and disgusting for speaking out about your hatred of Johnny Depp. … This is a pathetic, vile attack “, said one of them. commentedreferencing Rihanna’s assault at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in 2009.

“Because she opposes domestic violence and believes #AbuseHasNoGender”, a second supporter added.

“I don’t know why everyone is having fun saying that Rihanna is supporting Johnny Depp. LOVE TO SEE IT!” a third person wrote.

“@SavageXFenty @rihanna I love that you are brave and work with Johnny Depp”, a fourth person tweeted.

“Rihanna knows who the real survivor is”, another fan wrotesupporting Rihanna’s decision to work with Depp.

News of Depp’s cameo comes months after he won his libel suit against his ex-wife Amber Heard. In June, a Virginia jury found that Heard had damaged her reputation with an editorial in which she identified herself as a “public figure representing domestic violence.”

Heard’s attorneys have since filed an intention to appeal the jury’s verdict, which ordered her to pay Depp more than $10 million in damages.

The fourth edition of the Savage X Fenty Fashion Show will feature special performances from global superstars Anitta, Burna Boy, Don Toliver and Maxwell.

It will also star Ángela Aguilar, Avani Gregg, Bella Poarch, Cara Delevingne, Damson Idris, Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls, Kornbread, Lara Stone, Lilly Singh, Marsai Martin, Precious Lee, Rickey Thompson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Simu Liu, Taraji P. Henson, Taylour Paige, Winston Duke, Zach Miko and more, Billboard reported.

Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4 will stream exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories on Wednesday.

Rihanna became a billionaire, turning her musical achievements into successful makeup, lingerie and high fashion brands

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