Harry Potter fanatics have been chomping at the bit for months, just waiting for the November 18th movie release of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
As is customary with any ‘Harry Potter’ related event, costumes were in their final stages, people were preparing themselves emotionally for cinematic greatness, and waging an online war for tickets. Nothing could put a damper on this occasion.
…Until one announcement about the cast changed the tone, that is.
Yesterday, Deadline reported that Johnny Depp would have a major role in the Fantastic Beasts films. He’ll be appearing only briefly in the first movie, but is reported to have a starring role in the sequel.
Harry Potter fans and J.K. Rowling devotees were NOT pleased by the choice.
After abuse allegations surfaced during Depp’s divorce from actress Amber Heard over the summer, former fans have refused to support his career. Heard dropped the allegations when they settled in court in August, donating all the financial proceeds to charity.
An overwhelming number of fans seemed to think that his less-than-stellar record over the last year will cast a shadow over the highly-anticipated project.
We had to wonder, didn’t anyone think this through??!???
Now we’re left with a really crappy dilemma:
And people couldn’t help but notice that actresses’ careers had been ruined over much milder offenses.
Certain men in Hollywood seem to be having a great week — but at what cost?
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