The Animaniacs revival series ended up being heavily criticised by people after there was a joke about Johnny Depp in a recent episode. Some people called this joke “disgusting” and “sick” and were generally shocked by its poor taste.
This all comes after Johnny Depp lost his trial against The Sun in the UK courts. He was suing The Sun for libel after they labelled the actor as a “wife-beater” in one of their articles (written by Dan Wootton).
The judge ended up ruling in favour of The Sun, and Johnny Depp was then asked to step down from the role of Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3. A recent episode of Animaniacs then made fun of the actor, and viewers really didn’t appreciate it.
Viewers call Johnny Depp joke in Animaniacs reveal “disgusting” and “sick”
Warner Brothers: this is a sick thing to do to an abuse survivor. Listen to the tapes – Johnny Depp has been put through psychological torture and physical abuse. I'm sorry that I don't find this funny, but it's no laughing matter.#BoycottWarnerBrothers#JusticeForJohnnyDepp pic.twitter.com/E3BBmX3ITq
— Sam Johnson (@SamjiSmokes) November 22, 2020
As much as I liked the new Animaniacs, I can not in good conscience bring myself to support this show or Warner Brothers. It is absolutely sickening to see them use a cartoon to make fun of an Abuse victim while wholeheartedly defending the culprit. #BoycottWarnerBrothers pic.twitter.com/swmkA4g75B
— Crow (RIP Kirby Morrow) (@ScaringTheCrow) November 22, 2020
— ジョーダン (Jor: #NeoTWEWY) (@PyraStanJord) November 22, 2020
— Nousheen (@Nousheen_N) November 23, 2020
#BoycottWarnerBrothers #JusticeForJohnnyDepp Amber Heard had a part to play in this saga, she should also be ostracised for her behaviour, this is nothing short of a vendetta against Johnny Depp and totally unfair..#JOHNNY pic.twitter.com/5r0IEywPYt
— Anthony (@Anthony41806183) November 23, 2020
So, what was the joke, I hear you ask? Well, it was a movie poster behind one of the characters that had a picture of Johnny Depp on it with the movie title: “Johnny 2: Telling Lies”. I’m going to be honest here, this isn’t a very clever joke.
If they really wanted to say something about the whole Johnny Depp case, they could have come up with something a bit less in your face. Being subtle is often the best form of comedy.
That said, this really isn’t something they should be making fun of in a show like Animaniacs, especially when it’s crass and poorly done like it was in this episode.
People really weren’t happy about it, and honestly, I’m on their side as far as this is concerned. I’m pretty sure Johnny Depp and his lawyers wouldn’t have appreciated it either.
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