American actor,Jonny Depp has called on people to “stand up” for those who are facing “injustice” as he labeled himself a victim of “cancel culture” saying no one is safe from it.
In a press conference at San Sebastian Film Festival on Wednesday, where Depp was due to claim the honorary Award.
In spite of the Film Festival’s decision sparking backlash, in a statement it hailed Depp“ one of contemporary cinema’s most talented and versatile actors”.
Johnny Depp, 58, lost the bid to overturn a libel case last year that concluded he repeatedly assaulted his ex-wife , US actor Amber Heard.
Since then the actor has complained of being boycotted by Hollywood as his latest film “Minamata” struggled to secure a US release.
However, Depp has gone on record to say that “no one is safe” from “cancel culture”, and called on people to “stand up” for people facing “injustice”.
During the event, Johnny Depp denounced “this cancel culture or this instant rush to judgement based on essentially what amounts to polluted air that’s exhaled.”
“It can be seen as an event in history that lasted for however long it lasted, this cancel culture, this instant rush to judgement based on what essentially amounts to polluted air,” said Depp.
He added: “It’s so far out of hand now that I can promise you that no one is safe. Not one of you. No one out that door. No one is safe.
Depp took aim at Hollywood, and suggested that his latest release Minamata was boycotted in the US.
Jonny Depp ascended to Hollywood in the 1990s, and played major roles in movies such John Waters “baby cry” ,Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands” and many more.
He became a household name with the Disney franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean,” playing fan favourite Jack Sparrow.
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