Pirates of the Caribbean Star Johnny Depp Claims Hollywood is Boycotting Him

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Many fans once considered Johnny Depp as one of the greatest Hollywood actors not only of his generation but of all time but his professional career took a huge 180 turn several years back following his involvement in a domestic assault scandal with his ex-wife Amber Heard. When the issue gained widespread media attention, the public perception of both actors changed but it can't be denied that it affected Depp's career more.

In fact, he lost lucrative deals with Disney and Warner Bros., being booted out of the Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic Beasts franchises respectively. But despite all the controversy that surrounds him, there are still production companies backing him up and believing that he's on the side of innocence. However, his current film Minamata has not secured a release date in the United States and it makes Depp think that Hollywood is out to boycott him.

During a conversation with The Sunday Times, his first proper interview since his "wife-beater" case went public, the Hollywood icon claimed that Tinseltown has purposely put him on the blacklist. Addressing his current image, Depp said: "We looked these people in the eyeballs and promised we would not be exploitative. That the film would be respectful. I believe that we've kept our end of the bargain, but those who came in later should also maintain theirs. Some films touch people. And this affects those in Minamata and people who experience similar things. And for anything... for Hollywood's boycott of me? One man, one actor in an unpleasant and messy situation, over the last number of years?"

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It's quite heartbreaking how deep Johnny's personal life and professional career have fallen into the depths of obscurity all thanks to his legal issues with Amber but as frustrating as it is, there's really nothing we can do about it but wait for the court's final verdict in 2022. At this point, it's really hard to tell how it all ends but hopefully, the truth will ultimately prevail and Depp will be able to bounce back from this awful controversy.

Meanwhile, Fantastic Beasts 3 is eyeing a 2022 release date.

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