Millions of people do not want to see Amber Heard on a movie screen.
On Friday, May 13, the Change.org petition had over four million signatures.
Millions Of People Don’t Want Amber Heard In ‘Aquaman 2’
The petition, which is aimed at getting Heard fired from the movie, was created in 2020 by Jeanne Larson.
Larson created the petition when Depp was let go from the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise following Heard’s allegation that she’s a domestic abuse survivor.
As of the writing of this article, the “Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2” petition had 4,039,435 signatures with a goal of 4,500,000 signatures.
The Petition Is Almost To Its Goal Of 4,500,000 Signatures
The petition states, “Amber Heard has been exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp. In his $50 million lawsuit, Johnny Depp describes many incidents of domestic abuse that he suffered at the hands of his (then) wife Amber Heard, including one incident where she punched him twice in the face and another where she shattered his finger with a vodka bottle, and his finger had to be surgically reattached. He will bear the scar from that for the rest of his life. Also, Amber Heard was arrested in 2009 for abusing a former domestic partner, Tasya Van Ree, demonstrating a repeated pattern of abuse by Amber Heard.”
It continues, “Men are victims of domestic abuse, just like women. This must be recognized, and action must be taken to prevent a known abuser from being celebrated within the entertainment industry. Do the right thing. Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2.”
Earlier this month, we reported that Heard’s air time in the “Aquaman” sequel was drastically cut down.
According to film journalist Grace Randolph, Heard has “less than 10 minutes of screen time” in the sequel.
In 2021, film producer Peter Safran made it clear that Heard was going to reprise her role as Mera, despite fan backlash. At the time, Safran told Deadline, “I don’t think that we’re ever going to react to, honestly, pure fan pressure. You gotta do what you feel is best for the movie. We felt that if it’s [director] James Wan and Jason Momoa, it should be Amber Heard. That’s really what it was.”
Her Screen Time Has Reportedly Been Cut Down To 10 Minutes
“Listen, one is not unaware of what is going on in the Twitterverse, but that doesn’t mean you have to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their wishes,” Safran continued. “You have to do what you feel is right for the film, and that’s really where we landed on it.”
Although the film was supposed to come out this December, it was pushed back to March 2023. However, it’s doubtful that the bad press will go away by then, even if the verdict goes in her favor. On Sunday, the New York Post reported that Heard had fired her P.R. team and hired a new one. One source told the outlet that “she doesn’t like bad headlines” and that she was “frustrated with her story not being told effectively.”
The Heard-Depp trial was on hiatus this week, but will reconvene on May 16th.