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Johnny Depp blasts cancel culture as he receives award

Actor Johnny Depp has strongly criticised cancel culture, claiming no one is safe and comparing the current atmosphere around him to polluted air.

Depp appeared at the San Sebastián Film Festival in Spain on Wednesday, where he was receiving an honorary Donostia Award.

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Depp has been publicly scrutinised in the press, being called a “wife beater” in a tabloid in 2013.

Depp said: “It can be seen as an event in history that lasted for however long it lasted, this cancel culture, this instant rush to judgement based on what essentially amounts to polluted air”.

“It’s so far out of hand now that I can promise you that no one is safe. Not one of you. No one out that door. No one is safe. It takes one sentence and there’s no more ground, the carpet has been pulled.”

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“It’s not just me that this has happened to, it’s happened to a lot of people. This type of thing has happened to women, men. Sadly, at a certain point they begin to think that it’s normal. Or that it’s them. When it’s not,” he continued.

IMAGE – “Johnny Depp” by Harald Krichel (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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