Johnny Depp received sympathy and gained more supporters when he took the stand and testified in the ongoing defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard. However, Howard Stern was not among those who were impressed by the Pirates of the Caribbean actor's bold move.
Johnny Depp Criticized By Howard Stern For Testifying In His Defamation Trial Against Amber Heard
Howard Stern called out Johnny Depp as the actor wrapped up his cross-examination for the ongoing trial. The radio personality commented on his accent on Monday's episode of his SiriusXM radio show (via Mediaite).
"Johnny Depp testified in court for two days last week. Two days. Think about that, lots of room to embarrass yourself. Two full f--king days!" Stern was quoted by Variety as saying. "First of all, his difficulty in speaking the English language is fantastic…And the accent. First of all, isn’t he from like the South of the Midwest? Johnny Depp was born in Kentucky. Does that sound like a guy from Kentucky?"
He also questioned the Fantastic Beasts star's decision to televise the hearing and accused the 58-year-old actor of being a "huge narcissist" and putting on a show. He went on and criticized the award-winning star saying, "They think they can talk their way out of anything. I think Johnny Depp is a huge narcissist and what I mean by that is — he figured, ‘I’ll put this on TV and because I’m so persuasive and because I’m so smart, I’m such a wonderful guy.’"
Stern continued, “I’ll play you some clips from the Johnny Depp trial. If he isn’t acting — I mean, he’s so overacting because he’s writing his own material as he goes along,” Stern continued. “You know, I gotta tell you, he’s wrong. He shouldn’t be putting this on TV in any shape.”
Johnny Depp Fans Slammed Howard Stern And Called Him The 'Narcissist' One
Howard Stern's criticisms against Johnn Depp backfired. Several netizens rallied to support the Hollywood Vampires musician. According to them, Depp was being fearless by taking the stand and standing for himself. Instead, they called out Stern the narcissist.
"Someone please get him off the air. Clearly, Howard Stern is a complete jackass that doesn't know what he's talking about. How is a victim of domestic violence a narcissist?" one asked.
"Howard Stern calling Depp a narcissist is laughable. Depp waited 6 years to say his piece and tell his story to the world, during which time he lost everything. Anyone who has watched Heard’s 2016 deposition knows she’s a liar," another added.
"Howard Stern says outrageous things so people will pay attention to him. Look at me, look at me! Joking about your own wife's miscarriage for attention is practically the definition of a narcissist. Why does anyone listen to such a toilet talker anyway?" another added.
"Only narcissist here is Howard http://stern.how did Howard stern became a name," another netizen commented.
Stay tuned for more news and updates about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's ongoing defamation trial.