‘Saturday Night Live’ Criticized For Skit Mocking Amber Heard-Johnny Depp Trial
The case began when Depp sued Heard for $50 million after she wrote a Washington Post op-ed in 2018 about domestic abuse, implying that the actor had abused her during their marriage, which lasted from 2015 to 2017.
Though the actress didn’t mention the actor’s name, Depp claimed that the accusations cost him movie roles and severely damaged his career.
The whole trial has been broadcasted online on different platforms and was set to run for about five weeks, supposedly ending in late May.
During the last SNL episode, Kate McKinnon and other cast members performed a sketch based on the trial.
“I know it’s not the most pertinent story at the moment,” McKinnon began. “But with all the problems in the world, isn’t it nice to have a news story we all can collectively say ‘glad it ain’t me?'”
Many viewers of the show criticized the sketch’s approach and shared their opinions on social media.
“I cannot imagine ever thinking that making jokes about a case with serious abuse allegations (on both sides) is appropriate,” one Twitter user wrote.
“This isn’t a joke, it’s a story of horrific abuse and just shows how little regard we have for survivors,” another person shared.
After a week-long hiatus, the trail has now resumed early this week, with Heard returning to the stand for her testimony. Depp will be called back to the witness stand as part of Heard’s case.