“I was heading out of the bedroom when [he] smacked me across the face, and I turned to look at him,” the narrator says in a TikTok video that has received 13.5 million views.
“And I told Johnny, ‘You struck me.'” ‘You just smacked me.'”
“I was heading out of the bedroom when [he] smacked me across the face, and I turned to look at him,” the narrator says in a TikTok video that has received 13.5 million views. “And I told Johnny, ‘You struck me.'” ‘You just smacked me.'”
@heyitsgingerandpepper Johnny looks so innocent! #johnnydepp #amberheard ♬ original sound – Johnny Depp
The above is an excerpt from the testimony of Amber Heard, Johnny Depp’s ex-wife, who is now on trial in a $50 million defamation case brought by the actor against her for a 2018 op-ed in which she wrote about being a domestic violence survivor (Heard does not explicitly name Depp in the piece, and Depp has has rejected that he at any point hit Heard, rather blaming her of physical abuse during their relationship).
However, in a video tweeted by @heyitsgingerandpepper, an account with 900,000 followers, a cute marmalade cat in a blond wig reenacts Heard’s dramatic testimony about supposed abuse at the hands of Depp, who then plays Depp’s role by donning a black wig and a Pirates bandana. The cat dressed as Heard gets briefly swatted by a finger with a rubber hand on it in the first scene.
Tiktok’s largely Gen Z user base is said to be particularly engaged in social justice, with most of the platform’s most popular material focusing on themes such as abuse prevention and trauma. Despite this, the comments on the video, which was released yesterday and has almost 14 million views, are almost entirely lighthearted and adoring. “This couldn’t be more inventive!” I adore it! “They are better actresses than Ms. Amber,” reads one of the top comments, which has over 10,000 likes. “Objection: that’s purrsay,” another 59,000-like remark states.
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