Johnny Depp issues stark warning ‘no one is safe from cancel culture’

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Johnny Depp (PA Archive)
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Johnny Depp has warned “no one is safe” from cancel culture and the “instant rush to judgment”.

Hollywood has seemingly turned its back on the actor after he lost his libel battle against the publisher of The Sun over an article which branded him a “wife beater” towards Amber Heard.

The American star told reporters cancel culture has now “got out of hand” when he accepted an award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival on Wednesday.

Speaking out, he said: “It’s a very complex situation, this cancel culture, or this instant rush to judgment based on essentially what amounts to polluted air.

“It’s got so far out of hand that I can assure you, no one is safe. Not one of you, so long as someone is willing to say one thing.

“It takes one sentence, then there’s no more ground, the carpet has been pulled.”

He added: “It’s not just me that it’s happened to. It’s happened to a lot of people: women, men, children have suffered from various types of unpleasantries that sadly at a certain point they begin to think it’s normal, that it’s them. It’s not.”

In March, Depp was refused permission to appeal the ruling in the libel battle against the newspaper.

Just days later, the actor told the world Warner Brothers asked him to resign from his role in the Harry Potter spin-off series Fantastic Beasts.

The star, who has a following of 11.1million on social media, shared his resignation letter on Instagram.

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen replaced Depp in his character of wizard Gellert Grindelwald.

In August, a US judge ruled Depp could proceed with bringing his $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard.

The Hollywood actor is suing his actress ex-wife over an op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post about domestic abuse.

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