WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Starbucks started a Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard tip jar on their drive-thru, as the defamation trial continues.
- While not everyone is eager to participate in this scheme, there are others that saw this as an opportunity to show their support for Depp.
- Depp sued Heard for publishing an op-ed in the Washington Post in 2018 where she described herself as a domestic abuse victim.
This Starbucks in Los Angeles has come up with a scheme to earn more tips, but it is exploiting Johnny Depp’s high-profile defamation case opposite Amber Heard.
TikToker Summer Canova posted a video where a car is seen pulling in through a drive-thru and sitting on the windowsill are tip jars with “Johnny Depp” and “Amber Heard” tapped on each jar.
“One for Johnny!” she said in the video, putting in money into the “Johnny Depp” jar, which was already full, while the “Amber Heard” jar was empty. The clip has since garnered over 547,700 likes and 1,782 comments.
“Supporting our local baristas and our man,” she said in the caption.
Depp sued Heard for publishing an op-ed in the Washington Post in 2018 where she described herself as a domestic abuse victim. The Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia is hearing the defamation case. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor denied these allegations and is now seeking $50 million for the damages done to his career, plus an additional $350,000 in punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, and court costs.
The clip earned different reactions from people on social media. There are people that found it insensitive, while others saw this as an opportunity to show their support for Depp.
“If anyone puts it in the Amber box they should be barred for life,” Keiran Menhams commented.
“Put dirt on Amber’s side,” Linda Victoria suggested.
“The fact there isn’t even small change in Amber’s jar,” Emma Hyytiäinen noted.
“Excuse me while I put all my money for Johnny,” Menendez-supporter quipped.
Gregory Thomas made a joke about putting “poop” in Heard’s jar, referencing an alleged pooping incident revealed during the trial.
However, not everyone was eager to take sides or make jokes about the high-profile defamation case.
“Does anyone else not like this trend?” hideinthemoonlight asked.
“Why yall treating a domestic abuse case like it’s a game?? This is weird,” Momo said.
“What is wrong [with] yall?” Merenthusiast added.
This scheme to lure in tips has been used in the past. Other TikTokers posted clips when it was Will Smith vs. Chris Rock following the Oscars slap and another that was about Pete Davidson vs. Kanye West.
Source: New York Post