Johnny Depp invited by Rihanna to the Savage x Fenty show, nobody understands why

Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA – MAY 27: Actor Johnny Depp takes a break during his trial at a Fairfax County courthouse on May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. Closing arguments in Depp v. Heard’s libel trial, brought by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard, begins today. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

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Johnny Depp, here in May 2022, in Fairfax, USA.

CONTROVERSY – Emily Ratajkowski, Cara Delevingne, but also Precious Lee. To the long list of models invited to participate in the parade of Rihanna’s lingerie brand, which should be posted on Amazon Prime Video this Wednesday, November 9 at midnight, the name of an actor with a controversial reputation is added: Johnny Depp.

This was confirmed by their representatives to the US news site. IndieWireThursday, November 3, a few days after the publication of the information in TMZpeople of reference media.

Images of the scene (already shot) in which the Hollywood actor appears have been leaked on social networks. We see Johnny Depp in front of the camera, made up, wearing a jacket and pants in dark colors. He is in the middle of a forest, surrounded by shirtless dancers.

According to music magazine. NMEwho had access to the short film in preview, Johnny Depp appears for about 40 seconds, with the Outkast hit in the background. So fresh and so clean.

This brief sequence makes the 59-year-old actor the first man to walk for the Savage x Fenty menswear collection, but he’s not the first to appear in a show for the brand, a pre-recorded royal show conceived by Rihanna during which models and stars dance wearing the new pieces of lingerie designed by the singer. And this, to the rhythm of the musicians invited to perform. In this year’s cast: Anitta, Burna Boy and Don Toliver.

The presence of Johnny Depp, recently at the center of a high-profile trial against his ex-girlfriend who accused him of domestic violence, has not gone unnoticed. Since the announcement of TMZ, is the misunderstanding among Rihanna fans. Many wonder why the singer, herself assaulted by her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in 2009, invited the actor.

“Rihanna is a billionaire, so this is a first hit. One minute she’s not showing up at the Super Bowl in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and the next she’s announcing that she’s doing it and for some reason she invited Johnny Depp to be on his show. . Where is the moral of the story? »

“Wait, don’t tell me Rihanna works with Johnny Depp…”

Years and Years singer Olly Alexander has taken issue with the brand, for which he posed for their Valentine’s Day 2022 campaign. Thanks, but after I found out about that, I won’t be using it anymore. “He wrote in turn on Twitter.

Johnny Depp and justice

In June, jurors in the trial between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard found the ex-husband guilty of defamation and ordered him to pay $10.35 million in damages. Johnny Depp was also found guilty of defaming Amber Heard and in turn had to pay the actress $2 million. What he refuses to do.

This highly publicized lawsuit revealed many sordid elements of the former couple’s private lives. From the first days of the hearing, the existence of violent messages sent in 2013 by Johnny Depp to friends was demonstrated. In these messages, he wrote wanting “Burn Amber” Y “kiss near her burned corpse, to make sure she was dead”.

This same lawsuit followed a precedent, in London, during which Johnny Depp brought legal action against the tabloid publisher. Sun after an article portraying him as an abusive husband. At the helm he admitted to having used too many drugs and alcohol, but claimed to have never raised his hand to a woman, supported in this regard by the written testimonies of his former teammates Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder. The British court had finally ruled in favor of the tabloid, considering that “the vast majority of the alleged attacks had been proven”.

Johnny Depp rehabilitated?

The actor’s appearance on Rihanna’s upcoming show is the latest example of his rehabilitation. Based on her eviction from Pirates of the Caribbean and the saga fantastic beastshe said he was boycotted by Hollywood and the entertainment industry.

In August, he made a surprise appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards, prior to the announcement of a duet album with Jeff Beck. That same month we learned that she was going to take the reins of a biopic dedicated to the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani. An image of him as Louis XV in Maïwenn’s new film, Joan of Barrywas also revealed.

As of this writing, neither Rihanna nor any reps for the star have responded to the criticism. The presence of the actor is not in doubt. Since its launch in 2018, Savage x Fenty has offered affordable lingerie in a wide variety of sizes. Catalogs include parts ranging from 85A to 115F. Each show features women, but also men, of all sizes, body types, and skin colors.

However, this is not the first time that the brand has generated controversy. In 2020, voices were raised to denounce the use, during the parade, of music that rapidly repeated the words of a hadith of Muhammad, words attributed to the prophet and considered as principles of personal government. The criticism was so overwhelming that it led Rihanna to apologize.

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