Actor Johnny Depp is set to appear in Rihanna’s new Savage X Fenty fashion show, sparking outrage online and calling for a boycott of the singer’s lingerie brand.
Described by Amazon as a “seductive fashion fever dream”, the fourth edition of the label’s star-studded show features performances from Anitta and Burna Boy, as well as appearances from Cara Delevingne, Simu Liu and TikTok star Bella Poarch. . Once news of Depp’s involvement broke, fans started asking Rihanna to delete her scenes.
“Editing crew better be here to take this man down,” read a response to a post promoting the show on Savage X Fenty’s Instagram account.
Dancers seen on stage during the Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4 in Simi Valley, CA. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
After her divorce in 2017, Depp sued Heard for $50 million over a Washington Post op-ed in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic violence.”
Rihanna attends the premiere of ‘Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever’ at Dolby Theater on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California. Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Heard then counter-sued him for $100 million, which led to an explosive televised trial in which the two were found guilty of defamation, although the jury awarded Depp much larger damages.
During the six-week trial, Depp claimed Heard’s accusations led to him being kicked out of future “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. The actor also lost his role in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ film franchise following his unsuccessful UK libel suit against a UK newspaper over domestic abuse allegations.
Actor Marsai Martin and TikTok star Bella Poarch are seen during the Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
Top image: Johnny Depp pictured during his libel trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia on April 27, 2022.