Johnny Depp showed up at Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty show, even though some people were against it.
The former Pirates of the Caribbean star walked the runway in a sluggish, old-fashioned outfit, clearly channeling his inner Jack Sparrow. It seems that “pirate chic” is back in style.
Watch the video below.
JOHNNY DEPP IN RIHANNA’S SAVAGE X FENTY SHOW pic.twitter.com/szhVItteW8
— johnny depp daily (@johnnydppdaily) November 9, 2022
Even though the walk was only about 30 seconds long, it seems to have been long enough to make some people upset online.
“This is why I say you can’t be a fanatic to any celebrity because I really do believe they live in a bubble and make decisions that will never make sense to us regular folks. With everything surrounding Johnny Depp no one in Rihanna’s team should want that man anywhere near them,” wrote one user.
“Stripping Draya and Ari of their Savage X Fenty deals cuz of their comments about domestic violence, to then put Johnny Depp on the runway of your show,” commented another, alluding to Rihanna’s alleged hypocrisy.
“No way I’m going to have to boycott Rihanna and Savage X Fenty … no f***ing way,” a third complained in response to Depp’s appearance at the show.
“Let that sink in…Rihanna is absolute trash to cast wife beater Johnny Depp. What a woman..now we can see her true cruel colors #boycottRihanna #boycottFenty,” a different critic penned.
This is why I say you can’t be a fanatic to any celebrity because I really do believe they live in a bubble and make decisions that will never make sense to us regular folks. With everything surrounding Johnny Depp no one in Rihanna’s team should want that man anywhere near them
— N. (@Virtuous14) November 4, 2022
Stripping Draya and Ari of their Savage x Fenty deals cuz of their comments about domestic violence, to then put Johnny Depp on the runway of your show 🙃🤨
— Prison Pants (@Fancy12347) November 9, 2022
It’s just such a weird choice… the demographics are completely the opposite. Anyone that watches savage x fenty yearly hates Johnny Depp and Johnny Depp fans have never heard of clean sexy underwear so it’s just?? Weird
— mary (@babyonaplane) November 3, 2022
no way i’m going to have to boycott rihanna & savage x fenty … no fucking way https://t.co/XtU2LbbDiA
— erin (@pixarsmom) November 3, 2022
— La Mer (@surfbeautiful) November 5, 2022
Some people even said that his performance was too “stiff.”
“Stiff a** walk, he’s moving like a walker from the walking dead, looks like one too,” said one user.
stiff ass walk, he’s moving like a walker from the walking dead, looks like one too 💀https://t.co/qaWGZpB0Cs
— mal ✰ (@photonsmight) November 9, 2022
johnny depp for savage x fenty pic.twitter.com/OK0clS6P87
— ⚧︎ (@FREAKYPRlNCESS) November 3, 2022
But others came to the 59-year-old actor’s defense.
“So y’all boycotting the Fenty Show because Rihanna casted Johnny Depp. Wow okay. I guess, we’re all entitled to our opinion. A man chooses to leave a toxic relationship and it’s a problem. Okay,” tweeted one user.
so y’all boycotting the Fenty Show because Rihanna casted Johnny Depp. wow okay. i guess, we’re all entitled to our opinion.
a man chooses to leave a toxic relationship and it’s a problem. okay.
— KenyahNikol (@KenyahNikol) November 4, 2022
Fans criticized the 34-year-old beauty mogul when they heard Depp was going to be in her work because he was such a controversial figure.
The backlash comes after Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard’s highly publicized defamation trial ended on June 1. Even though the jury found in Depp’s favor in the case, it seems that many people still find it hard to see him in a good light because of the accusations and evidence that were brought up.
Even though it’s been months, the internet still hasn’t come to terms with the verdict, and any news about either side becomes a hot topic of conversation online right away.
Depp’s most recent stint in fashion wasn’t any different.
The first episode of Savage X Fenty came out on Amazon Prime on November 9. It featured famous people like Irina Shayk, Cara Delevingne, Simon Liu, Precious Lee, Bella Poarch, and the singer herself.
During the 4th volume of the event, fans also got to see star-studded performances by Anitta and Burna Boy.
Before the show came out, Rihanna told Vogue that she was happy with how it turned out: “It looks so freaking good. It’s beautiful. It is one of those things that you say you want to do and the logistics are impossible but we somehow pulled it off.”
You can watch Savage X Fenty Vol. 4 on Amazon Prime.