As per reports, Influencers on TikTok, Twitch, and YouTube have made at least $200 million in ad revenue reacting to the #DeppVHeardTrial. Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard for $50 million.
Many who possess the common sense to not associate themselves with a trial that involves domestic abuse and celebrities who most people in the audience do not personally know, agree that the Depp vs Heard trial shouldn’t have been televised and turned into a kind of a TV for people to enjoy and make edits about. Things that have come out of this trial are shocking and disheartening, to say the least. Normally, you would expect for a jury to reach a verdict, but in the Depp vs Heard trial, people on the internet seem to have turned into judges themselves, passing verdicts based on the information they can find online.
Influencers on social media these days would react to anything as long as it brings them views and engagement, keeping conscience and morals aside. As expected many did not let go of this “golden” opportunity to bring viewers to their social media accounts and as results show, their efforts have not gone to waste. American YouTube Keemstar, who is also the founder of the popular social media brand Drama Alert, took to his Twitter to reveal the shocking information. He tweeted, “Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard for $50 million. According to our calculations, Twitch streamers, YouTubers & TikTokers reacting to the trial have made at least $200 million in ad revenue reacting to this trial.” We can’t speak to the credibility of this information, but seeing how Depp vs Heard trial is all anyone can talk about on the internet these days, it doesn’t seem impossible at least.
Why is Johnny Depp Suing Amber Heard?
For those who don’t know, Depp is suing his ex-wife, Amber Heard, for $50 million (£40 million) over an essay she wrote in The Washington Post in 2018, in which she portrayed herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Although Heard did not name Depp in the piece, he alleges that it has cost him playing roles.
She has countersued Depp for $100 million, saying that his legal team defamed her by calling her claims “false” and a “sexual violence farce.”
Both parties accuse the other of being physically violent during their marriage, which lasted from 2015 to 2017. They each refute each other’s assertions.