Fans Upset With ‘SNL’ After Johnny Depp Amber Heard Trial Skit

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johnny depp (left) Kyle Mooney as johnny depp (right)

Last week, Saturday Night Live made a joke regarding the ongoing Johnny Depp- vs Amber Heard defamation trial during the Weekend Update segment. Last night, Saturday Night Live opened its show with an entire skit on the Depp vs Heard trial, which has many fans upset.

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During the ongoing trial, a longtime employee of Johnny Depp’s took the stand, where they discussed a very interesting situation. Starling Jenkins III — an executive chauffer and security guard for Depp — says Amber Heard once told him that defecating in the former couple’s once-shared bed was “a horrible practical joke gone wrong.”

Ever since, this has been an ongoing topic for viewers and fans, some even making TikTok videos making fun of Ms. Heard, and others referring to Amber Heard as Amber Turd.

Comedian Chris Rock even joked about the incident during a recent comedy show. Now, Saturday Night Live is joining in on the fun as the show opened up with a skit last night focusing on the ongoing Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard defamation trial.

johnny depp amber heard trial
Credit: Screenshot via Law and Crime Network

SNL star Kyle Mooney played the part as Johnny Depp, who was dressed nearly identical to Depp has appeared throughout the trial. Cecily Strong was also involved in the skit, playing Judge Penney Azcarate. Though some SNL viewers found the skit to be funny, others didn’t enjoy it.

Twitter user JustDebNow said:

Yikes. Sad cold open for #SNL. And Kyle Mooney as Depp? Awful.

And another Twitter user, Mick_Marley, said:

I’m pretty forgiving of @nbcsnl’s normal mediocrity, but with all of the things happening in this country right now, THAT is what you went with for your cold open? Cmon.

SNL fan and Twitter user FrankAKadar also did not like the opening skit, writing:

That cold open was bad especially Kyle Mooney as Depp. #SNL

And user brittscapes replied to SNL‘s Tweet, writng:

the amount of people involved in snl and nobody thought “hey maybe this should be off limits” ???

 

There are many more Tweets from fans saying that SNL dropped the ball and should not have made a skit on the Depp vs Heard trial.

You can watch the skit below.

Pirates of the Caribbean actor Johnny Depp, 58, is suing his ex-wife, Amber Heard, 35, (Aquaman (2018), The Rum Diary (2011), Drive Angry Piper (2011), and more) for defamation after she wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post, where she referred to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

Due to Heard’s allegations, Depp’s career has taken a few hits. Warner Bros.’ The Fantastic Beasts franchise dropped Depp and recast him with Madds Mikkelson. Disney also fired Depp from his iconic role of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

After losing to The Sun in a libel lawsuit case in November 2021, Depp has gone back to court for a defamation case, claiming that Heard isn’t telling the truth and has ruined his career.

johnny depp (right) and amber heard (left) on red carpet
Credit: ABC

The Depp vs Heard trial will continue on Monday in Fairfax, Virginia.

Did you watch Saturday Night Live last night? What did you think of the skit? Let us know in the comments below.

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