Rihanna has chosen a male celebrity for a featured star moment at her upcoming Savage X Fenty Vol. 4 show and it is none other than Johnny Depp. While Depp fans and supporters are thrilled with the news, Rihanna fans are not so happy, calling it a questionable choice especially considering Depp’s trial against ex-wife Amber Heard earlier this year.
Releasing on November 9 on Prime Video, the show includes more celeb moments than just the Pirates of the Caribbean actor’s brief cameo. According to Variety, Rihanna herself, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever actor Winston Duke, Abbott Elementary Emmy winner Sheryl Lee Ralph, Marvel’s Shang-Chi star Simu Liu, Empire star Taraji P Henson, Irina Shayk, Marsai Martin and performances by Burna Boy and Anitta are all part of Vol. 4.
The news has sparked a controversy because though the Depp versus Heard trial was majorly ruled in Depp’s favour, netizens did not fully absolve him of domestic abuse claims. They took to Twitter to point out that Rihanna is making a very questionable choice and it is not her first.
They do not see the need for Depp at a lingerie show when there are so many other unproblematic men around.
Netizens definitely don’t want him to model.
They’ve already termed the show a “flop” because of Depp’s appearance.
Though Depp refused to return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, he has immersed himself in multiple projects after the trial. He appeared at the MTV Video Music Awards as a Moon Person, a brought-to-life version of the VMAs trophy. He also joined musician Jeff Beck for a handful of live concerts, and the two released a joint album titled 18. Along with acting in historical romance drama Jeanne du Barry, he is also set to direct a biopic on Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani.