TikTok’s Amber Heard Hate Machine
Viewers rate the appearance of both Depp and Hard coats as a researched performance, but Depp plays an elegant comedy hero and Hard is nailed as a historic villain of 80’s erotic thrillers. It seems that they are cast in different genres. YouTube thumbnails freeze their faces into comedy and tragedy masks — he’s constantly laughing, she’s suffering forever. (Except for cases she Smile, in which case her expression is provided as evidence of her calculated ruthlessness. ) Double standard cartoon structure (Animation heart For Depp, Devil’s horn for Heard) is the point — many TikToks are soundtracked to the circus-like theme of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, trapping Heard in the role of a sad clown.
Johnny Depp’s Defamation Case Against Amber Heard
In court. A defamation trial involving former married actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is currently underway at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia. Here’s what you need to know about this case:
Anyone else in court is at risk of being lifted by an internet folk hero or smeared as a liar.Hard Attorney Elaine Charleson Bredehoft “Karen” brand (Once a racist white woman’s term, it has since been flattened into a versatile misogynistic slur) and conspiracy Undercover Dep FanBasquez is cast as Depp’s love concern, but is welcomed as her internet sensation “Intimate” interaction With her client. All the women involved in the incident tangentially seem to be infused with imaginary Depp desires. Dr. Shannon Curry, an expert witness called by Depp’s team, “Exchange of eyes” with Depp On the stand; Even Curry’s husband, who once said she delivered the muffins to the office, is inflated to a treasured fan-fiction character called the “Muffin Man.” Meanwhile, Depp’s proponents harassed two hard expert witnesses from the medical expert site WebMD, flooding their profiles with one-star reviews.
Trial Internet Livestreaming has created its own virtual sport. Every day, hundreds of thousands of viewers gather on YouTube Live Stream. Law and Crime Network, And enter a comment in the racing sidebar chat. Some people pay as much as $ 400 to highlight a comment and pin it to the top of the chat. The more you pay, the longer the hero of the minutes will be. During the Wednesday stream, one participant paid for Heard saying, “I have a nested snake in her head.”Another promoted him YouTube novelty song About the Hard Legal Team.
The immediacy of the live stream and its commentary gives viewers the illusion that they may somehow influence the outcome of the incident. Someone is always asking me to “transfer” Internet artifacts to Camille. It’s as if the case could be resolved with the attention of enthusiastic fans. This week, Depp’s team called a witness who emerged after posting a tweet in response to reports of a trial by Depp’s Twitter account.
Viewers can form public opinion in real time, even if they cannot influence the trial itself. When the fanfiction scenario gains enough momentum to achieve escape velocity, it is promoted to the mainstream tabloid. This is flooded with reports of Depp’s court affair and one-liner of epic witnesses. In the past, gossip journalists had to create their own celebrity storylines, but now the stories are taken directly from social media and enshrined as a Hollywood norm.Gossip sites are reversing the internet activity of mediocre celebrities as heartwarming depth content: Jennifer Aniston Follow Johnny Depp on Instagram The magazine claims and depps as “a subtle sign of support.” Aniston is back As a “sweet gesture”.
But when Julia Fox supported Heard on Instagram, she quickly became the focus of an article about what she was like. Hypocritical When “What a fool.. If the celebrity does not provide such suspicious material, it may simply have been invented. Recently edited by YouTuber and dubbed into a trial video, Jason Momoa, co-star of Hard’s “Aquaman,” appeared on the stand to make Depp look spoiled. Lawyer.
You’ll want to ignore all of this — you’ll be more careful and refuse to feed your machine. But like Gamergate, who took up the controversy of the vague gaming community and inflated it into anti-feminist harassment campaigns across the Internet and the broader right-wing movement, this nihilistic circus is a potentially radical event.At the end of this week’s trial, an elaborate grassroots campaign to injure women remains, now with a plugged-in support base. Field-tested harassment playbook.. All you need is a new target.