Starbucks Left Angry After Baristas Profit From Johnny Depp Controversy

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Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow about to be shot by soldier

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The ongoing drama of the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case is affecting many, including baristas at Starbucks it seems!

If you are a fan of Johnny Depp, you are likely following the ongoing trial that is taking place with his ex-wife Amber Heard.

johnny depp during amber heard trial
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The allegations that Depp abused his former wife quickly became a claim that everyone wanted to know more about. Depp continues to state that Heard’s allegations are false, and he has not been proven guilty by any court of law.

We have since seen Depp’s career take a dip due to the court case and the rippling effects that Heard’s allegations have caused. After U.K. tabloid The Sun wrote an article defaming Depp while calling him abusive, Depp sued the publication. The actor lost the battle with the tabloid as well as his appeal. Shortly after, Depp would lose two major roles.

The Fantastic Beasts franchise helmed by Warner Bros. dropped the actor and recast him with Madds Mikkelson, and then Disney booted him 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. Now fans watch the court case ensue as it continues right now in Fairfax, Virginia.

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We have seen the media take heavy shots against Amber Heard, especially for her attempts to copy his various outfits to an identical standard. #IStandwithJohnnyDepp and #JusticeforJohnnyDepp have been trending throughout the last year. Still, following shocking revelations in the defamation court hearings, an output of support from the majority of fans has flooded social media. Johnny Depp has also admitted that no matter the cost, he is not looking to return to the role of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Related: Amber Heard “Psycho,” Fans Slam “Ridiculous Mimicking” of Johnny Depp in Court Trials

It was then unveiled that Heard hit Johnny Depp, which is something she openly admitted in a recording. Yahoo noted:

“I didn’t punch you… I was hitting you, it was not punching you. You didn’t get punched, you got hit… I did not f****** deck you, I f****** was hitting you,” the actress can be heard saying. “But you’re fine, I did not hurt you… you’re a f****** baby. You are such a baby, grow the f*** up, Johnny.”

Read more on that here. 

amber heard (left) and johnny depp (right) on red carpet
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But, even though Disney refused to bring Depp back in his iconic role of Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 6, it seems that they still proudly display the actor not only in their attractions but in World of Color as the scenes have been left unharmed! Considering how much Disney Guests love this section of the show, it is not too shocking to see it unharmed, but it is a little jarring to see Disney support the actor through the work he has done for their franchise while shunning him for all future projects. He is also well represented during meet and greets at the Parks, where actors are look-a-like versions of Jack Sparrow.

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Now, at Starbucks, multiple customers have posted videos on social media that show “tip off” jars at the window. Customers can choose to vote for who they side with, Amber Heard or Johnny Depp by dropping money as a tip in one of the jars. It seems that Starbucks does not condone this voting system between the two as a way of tipping baristas, and the act has sparked some controversy with some thinking the idea is great while others find it insensitive.

Below, you can see a video posted by oss_tee which shows the jars at a Starbucks window. Click here to watch. 

Support Your Local Starbucks Baristas and vote for Johnny Depp! #justiceforjohnnydepp #Johnnydepp @summervictoria_ thanks for posting your sbx drive thru run, it made me post mine from today morning too! 😊 @Starbucks


Support Your Local Starbucks Baristas and vote for Johnny Depp! #justiceforjohnnydepp #Johnnydepp @summervictoria_ thanks for posting your sbx drive thru run, it made me post mine from today morning too! 😊 @Starbucks

♬ original sound – Adarsh Asok – Adarsh Asok

At the moment, the trial is still ongoing, however, the amount of supporters that have been actively standing with Johnny Depp only continues to grow as more evidence and light is shed on this case. Continue to follow Inside the Magic for your latest updates.

What do you think about the ongoing trial with Johnny Depp and Amber Heard? Do you like these tip jars? 

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