Angry Johnny Depp fans can’t wait to oust Amber Heard: A petition calling for the actress to be removed from ‘Aquaman 2’ has garnered over 2 million signatures amid the actor’s ongoing defamation lawsuit.
“Do what’s right. Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2,” implored creator Jeanne Larson in the description of Change.org’s 2020 petition, which started in 2020. The campaign’s goal is 3 million signatures, which fans are hoping to get Heard is prevented from reprising her role as Princess Mera in James Wan’s superhero sequel, which was filmed in January.
The Post has reached out to Heard’s reps and Warner Bros. for comment.
The Depp supporter said she started the campaign because she believes allegations Heard, 36, was “exposed as a domestic abuser” by the 58-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star. Larson said she didn’t want her alleged on-camera behavior “glorified.”
She went on to cite the alleged “many instances of domestic violence,” such as when Heard allegedly slapped her then-husband in the face. She also referenced the alleged incident in which the “Aquaman” actress severed Depp’s fingertip by throwing a vodka bottle at him.
“About the incident where she shattered the bones in Johnny Depp’s finger and nearly severed it, resulting in Depp having to have surgery to reattach and repair it,” Larson wrote of the allegations. “He will carry the scar of that for the rest of his life.”
“Men are victims of domestic violence, just like women. This must be recognized and action must be taken to prevent a known abuser from being celebrated in the entertainment industry,” she urged.
Fans no doubt also see the petition as reparation for Disney’s dumping of Depp from his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film after Heard accused him of molestation. On Wednesday, a former Depp agent testified that the emotional trauma of Heard’s abuse allegations cost him the film franchise.
Meanwhile, Heard initially dismissed the petition as a paper tiger.
“Paid rumors and paid social media campaigns don’t dictate [casting decisions] because they have no basis in reality,” the actor scoffed in a statement. “Only the fans made ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Aquaman 2’ really possible. I look forward to getting started next year.”
As of now, Heard is yet to appear in the DC flick, which is slated for release in March 2023.
The news comes as she and Depp – who were married from 2015 to 2017 – are locked in an ongoing court battle to determine if Depp was defamed by Heard’s 2018 Washington Post essay in which she accused Depp of molestation .
Depp, who vehemently denies the allegations, is demanding at least $50 million in compensation. He is also seeking $350,000 in punitive damages, attorneys’ fees and court costs.
Meanwhile, Heard’s attorneys are seeking $100 million from Depp for abuse and other damages. They have accused Depp of physically and sexually assaulting Heard while she was abusing drugs and alcohol, and claim his legal team falsely accused them of fabricating the allegations of abuse.