KEY POINTS

  • J.K. Rowling was praised by the netizens for defending Johnny Depp amid Amber Heard's abuse allegations
  • Disney should have done its homework about Johnny Depp before removing him from "Pirates of the Caribban" 
  • Johnny Depp might reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean 6"

Twitter users praised J.K. Rowling for supporting Johnny Depp amid Amber Heard’s allegations that he was violent and abusive.

Depp lost many opportunities in the wake of his divorce from his ex-wife Heard. Disney dropped him from the hit movie franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean” where he played the well-loved character Captain Jack Sparrow. He was also mocked and criticized online. But some individuals chose to stand by Depp like the “Harry Potter” author and his close pal Paul Bettany.

Rowling said that she was “genuinely happy” about casting Depp in the “Fantastic Beasts” film series. However, the British writer received intense backlash for her decision.

In February, an audio recording of Heard confessing that she started the fights between her and Depp and admitting that she hit him leaked. It changed the entire narrative of the exes’ separation, with more people defending Depp this time. Many also took to Twitter to praise Rowling for making the right choice back in 2016 when she cast Depp for her fantasy/adventure movie.

“Disney should have done their homework like JK Rowling did! Now they want to get out of paying him as the lead! In spite of him making them 4.5 BILL as of March 2019,” one wrote.

“Jk Rowling has always chose what's right over what's easy. Casting Johnny Depp, defending Maya Forstator, speaking out against the snowflakes that believe there's 50+ genders. Even when she gets emotional abuse for it, she does what she knows is right,“ @isupportdepp added.

@jk_rowling is an intelligent woman. She has the best interests of women at heart. Do you really think she would be okay with #JohnnyDepp being cast in the role of Grindlewald, if the abuse allegations Heard made about him were true? Nope. JK has too much integrity for that,” @JacintaMary_Art commented.

Meanwhile, many admitted that they were wrong about the matter. One confessed that most, including him, were wrong about the “Minamata” actor. On the other hand, one wondered if Rowling and Depp received the apology they deserved.

In related news, Depp might reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. According to a recent report, due to the overwhelming support Depp received from the public, some of the executives are lobbying for his return.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attend the 'Black Mass' premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at The Elgin in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 14, 2015. Getty Images/Jason Merritt
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