Most netizens have reacted angrily to media reports that Netflix removed all of Johnny Depp's films from its American library, pledging that they will cancel their subscription to the streaming giant, which has not issued an official statement on the matter yet.
"What are you doing, Netflix? Johnny Depp is innocent", one user tweeted, referring to a UK court's recent decision to reject his libel action against former wife Amber Heard who accused him of domestic violence.
Another netizen wondered "what is wrong" with Netflix as scores of others lashed out at the company over its "disgusting" and "shameful" decision.
@netflix please do not block Johnny Depp movies. You are performing worst case of discrimination, censorship and policing.— berkus (@berkus) December 24, 2020
@netflix, you recently removed all of Johnny Depp's movies from your service. Will you be doing the same with all of Amber Heard's movies? Since she's the villain, and he's the victim, I just had to ask.— ●○The Lost Uchiha○● (@Vengefulmonk777) December 24, 2020
Oh this is shameful! I'm so angry of what they are doing to him! this goes beyond all limits😡😡😡 #JusticeForJohnnyDepp— sono qui per johnny (@JD_HP_SA) December 25, 2020
@netflix @wbpictures @Disney YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO JOHNNY DEPP! EVEN THOUGHT YOU KNOW THAT HE IS A VICITM YOU ARE MASSACRATING HIM PSYCHOLOGICALLY! REMEMBER, KARMA EXISTS! #JusticeForJohnnyDepp— sono qui per johnny (@JD_HP_SA) December 25, 2020
Got @netflix subscription a few weeks ago and now about to cancel it.— Yulia_Eve (@eve_yulia) December 25, 2020
Really, removing all Johnny Depp movies? What’s wrong with you?
So @netflix I don't want to have anything to do with your service anymore. Delete movies with a person whose personal relationship does not concern you in any way. It’s disgusting! #JohnnyDepp #johnnydep #Netflix #film #cinema #America— ЗлобоДневка (@hello_mind) December 25, 2020
@netflix why did you remove Johnny Depp films from your platform when he has done nothing wrong. This makes it seem like yall are victim blaming and i will not have it. Cancelling my subscription asap.— Shayla McGowan (@shaylacoolj) December 21, 2020
Apparently Netflix removed all of Johnny Depp’s movies 🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/12gon1OWR4— Dashing David (@DashingDavidYT) December 22, 2020
The angry reaction comes as The Guardian reported that Depp's lawyers claimed he "did not receive a fair trial" and that last month's high court ruling that he had been beating Amber Heard, subsequently putting her in fear for her life, is "plainly wrong".
Depp's attorney, David Sherborne, reportedly asked the Court of Appeal to "set aside the judgment and order a new trial" if permission to appeal against the previous ruling is given.
In testimony before the High Court of London in July, Heard claimed that Depp had repeatedly threatened to kill her, allegations the 57-year-old actor rejected as "sick and completely untrue".
He insisted that it was Heard who was violent toward him, as his legal team accused her of fabricating her injuries and complaints.