Emily Hampshire has apologized for dressing up as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard for Halloween with a friend after criticism on social media.
the Schitt’s Creek a star he wrote in a statement On Instagram Wednesday, “I want to talk about one of the most reckless, insensitive, and ignorant things I’ve ever done. For Halloween, I stupidly thought it would be funny to dress up as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
She continued, “I am so sorry and ashamed that I put something so terrible into the universe. Domestic violence is never funny. These are real issues with real people and I truly regret my actions. In the future I will do better. I am so sorry.”
In since-deleted photos, Hampshire appeared to be wearing a costume Pirates of the Caribbean actor, with a fake arm tattoo and makeup resembling Depp, while wearing a brown striped suit. As for her friend, she appeared Aquaman An actress wearing a white button-up blouse, pulled back and a sad look on her face.
The costumes appear to depict Depp and Heard from their libel trial last year. But fans were quick to call out Hampshire online, accusing her of mocking Heard.
From April to June 2022, Depp and Heard went back and forth in the courtroom in a highly publicized libel trial. This came after Depp filed a $50 million defamation suit against Heard after she wrote an op-ed Washington Post She called herself a survivor of domestic violence. Although she did not specifically name the actor, the story broke amid headlines about their heated divorce in 2016.
A jury in Virginia ended up awarding Depp $15 million, $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, but the latter award was reduced to Virginia’s statutory maximum of $350,000.
The trial was also made into a three-part documentary series on Netflix, which debuted in August.
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