The drink named after Johnny Depp was created by a bar to help men seek help privately.

A debate has arisen after a sign named after the 59-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star began circulating online.

The sign, originally shared on Reddit, said: “Feeling unsafe or scared, just come to the bar and order a Johnny Depp shot,” and explained three versions of the shot that will prompt different responses and actions from the bar employees.

If you order neat, you will be escorted out of the bar by an employee. If you order it on the rocks, a bar staffer will call a taxi for you, and if you get it with lime, the bar will call the police.

“We will handle things discreetly and without fuss,” the sign explained at the bottom.


The sign can be seen below.

The drink is thought to be an interpretation of the Angel Shot, which was created to support women who might feel unsafe or uncomfortable because of other customers.

While the Angel Shot has been applauded for its initiative, the shot named after Edward Scissorhands has been mixed reviews so far.

Many people are weighing in with their opinions after a user on the social media platform shared a sign.

Taking a positive stance, one user wrote: “There’s a long way to go but Johnny is already making a difference for male targets of abuse.”

Another said: “I’m glad you highlighted this was in a male bathroom. I’ve seen posters for the angel shots & glad there’s a male equivalent!”

A third commented: “Absolutely love this so glad male victims are being [recognized] as victims too and they are making positive changes so male victims can come forward.”

However, other users disagreed with the name of the sign, due to the actor’s recent defamation trial against his ex-wife.

One user wrote: “A) Yes, everyone should be able to have access to help without alerting whoever they’re with for safety. B) This is the dumbest possible thing they could’ve called it.”

Another commented: “I hope they have the same in the girl’s toilets and not just the men bc??? ‘We will call the police’ does sound a bit unhinged tho. Highly doubt they’ll call the police on any client who asks without questions?? The signs for women never say that.”

During the six-week defamation case in Fairfax, Virginia, details emerged from his relationship with the Aquaman actress.

A jury found that the actress defamed the actor in an op-ed for the Washington Post. His legal team argued that the piece was libelous against her ex-husband because he wasn’t named in it.

He was awarded $10.4 million. Out of the $100 million she was seeking in her countersuit, Heard was awarded $2 million.