Johnny Depp says "no one is safe from cancel culture"
Johnny Depp didn't hold back.
Johnny Depp has opened up about his experience with "cancel culture", saying there is no escape from it these days.
Saying that nobody is safe from the "instant rush to judgement", the actor explained how quickly things can get out of hand.
Referring to his libel case last year when a British newspaper called him a "wife-beater", it also appeared that he was making references to the #MeToo movement.
"The various movements that came out, I’m sure with the best of intentions – however it’s so far out of hand now that I can promise you that no one is safe," he said.
Adding that "this cancel culture or this instant rush to judgment based on essentially what amounts to polluted air that’s exhaled," Johnny wasn't holding back on his opinion.
The Oscar nominee sued The Sun last year after claims were made that he was violent towards his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Dismissing his libel claim, the judge found that a column published in April 2018 calling Depp a "wife beater" was "substantially true."
The judge also ruled that Johnny had assaulted Amber on various occasions and put her in “fear for her life” three times.
Losing a bid to overturn the libel ruling, Johnny stepped back from his Fantastic Beasts role and has since been criticised by women in the industry for him receiving the Donostia award, recognising his lengthy career.
Johnny has denied all allegations that he was violent towards Amber, adding: "No one safe, but I believe that if you are armed with the truth then that’s what you need."
Johnny was speaking at the San Sebastián film festival where he received the Donostia award, the highest honour at the festival.