Emily Hampshire has apologized for dressing up as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard for Halloween together with a good friend following criticism on social media.
The Schitt’s Creek star wrote in an announcement on Instagram Wednesday, “I need to tackle what is likely one of the most inconsiderate, insensitive, and ignorant issues I’ve ever executed. For Halloween, I stupidly thought it will be humorous to decorate as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.”
She continued, “I’m deeply sorry and ashamed for placing one thing that terrible out within the universe. Home abuse isn’t, ever humorous. These are actual points with actual folks and I REALLY remorse my actions. Sooner or later I’ll do higher. I’m so sorry.”
Within the since-deleted images, Hampshire seemed to be dressed up because the Pirates of the Caribbean actor, with pretend arm tattoos and make-up meant to resemble Depp, whereas carrying a tan-striped go well with. As for her good friend, she seemed to be the Aquaman actress, carrying a white buttoned-up shirt, together with her pulled again and a tragic look on her face.
The costumes appeared to painting Depp and Heard from final yr’s defamation trial. However followers had been fast to name out Hampshire on-line, accusing her of mocking Heard.
From April to June 2022, Depp and Heard went backwards and forwards within the courtroom in a extremely publicized defamation trial. This got here after Depp filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit in opposition to Heard after she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Put up by which she known as herself a home abuse survivor. Although she by no means talked about the actor’s identify particularly, the story was printed amid headlines of their heated divorce in 2016.
A Virginia jury ended up awarding Depp $15 million, $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, however the latter was lowered to Virginia’s statutory cap of $350,000.
The trial was additionally made right into a three-part docuseries on Netflix, which debuted in August.