• Drew Barrymore faced backlash from viewers for her comments about the trial
  • The talk show host said she will "grow and change"
  • Depp sued Heard for defamation over an article she wrote in 2018

Drew Barrymore has issued an apology for making a joke about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's defamation trial while discussing the case on her talk show.

During her daytime talk show "The Drew Barrymore Show" last week with guest Anthony Anderson, the 47-year-old host said the court case, which is being televised and live-streamed for the public, has become a "seven-layer dip of insanity." The two of them laughed before proceeding to make jokes about some of the strange things the actors had said in their testimonies, People reported.

"It's so fascinating. I know that these are two people's real lives and I know what it's like to have your life put out in public. I understand all the feelings, but they are actually offering up this information," she said in the segment. A video of the episode has been deleted from the show's Twitter page.

After facing immense backlash from viewers, Barrymore took to Instagram to issue an apology for "making light of" the situation.

"It has come to my attention that I have offended people with making light of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and for that I just want to deeply apologize and appreciate everyone who spoke out because this can be a teachable moment for me and how I move forward and how I conduct myself," she said.

"I can be a more thoughtful and better person moving forward because all I want to do is be a good person. I very much appreciate the depth of this and I will grow and change from it. And I thank everyone for helping me grow along the way and teaching me. Thank you," Barrymore added.

Depp, 58, sued his ex-wife for defamation over a piece she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018, where the actress allegedly shared that she was a victim of domestic abuse. Though Heard didn't mention any name in the article, it was clear she was talking about Depp.

While Depp concluded his testimony last week, Heard is expected to take the stand later this week.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 14: Drew Barrymore attends Nowaday x Drew Barrymore Soiree at Dear Irving Gramercy on November 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images) Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images