The thing is, it was linked to a well known movie site, giving it a very wide audience. I was not looking at this person's twitter page, I have no idea who she is, I was reading Movie City News, a site for information on movies and news on casting. David Poland, owner of the movie site, posts difference movie related news and links...this link was front and center. I was shocked when I saw it and was saddened to see the link, which will be seen by a lot more people than her twitter feed. Mr Poland is not a fan of Johnny and I guess he thought it would be amusing to repost this on his site.
The new reality, and I think we've all known this for over a year, is that there are going to continue to be occasional snipes and jabs. That's just how it is- we're going to come across these things from time to time, and yes, it's hard not to get angry and frustrated about it. But it's also possible to minimize your contact with the hate and negativism. I don't know that movie site, and for that I feel lucky. Maybe it's best to just not go there anymore if the environment is that hostile. When I see the snarky headlines on my newsfeed I do try to avoid them, and it's gotten much easier now than it was last year because for many sites, it's now become possible to for many of the more mainstream sites to discuss Johnny without bringing up the crap.
And mainly, why should we care? Johnny's ability to find a job hasn't visibly suffered. Perhaps even more importantly, look at how is colleagues treat him-- everyone still gushes about him- often the stories about fun on the movie set begin with stories about him. Nobody's holding him at arms-length or just being polite. I believe that in Hollywood, people know what the truth is. And even most importantly of all, his friends have stood by him, and we fans have stood by him, and that tells the story right there
EDIT- the other thing that struck me yesterday when I was watching OrientXP is that instead of trying to curry popular favor by taking on sympathetic "good guy" roles, he has embraced the darker, more villainous roles, and good for him for not shying away from roles like Ratchett, his videos with Marilyn Manson, etc.
Teaser Video for Short Horror Film Lunch Ladies: "For the past 20 years, obsessed Johnny Depp fans and fraternal twin sisters, Seretta and LouAnne Burr, have shared a miserable existence as high school lunch ladies.
This year is going to be different: Their Cheesy Burger Bites recipe is the Grand Prize Winner of Johnny Depp's Cook for Kid's Charity Event!
Believing this is their ticket out of high school hell town and that Johnny will hire them to be his very own Personal Chefs, they are sorely mistaken after a snotty head cheerleader pushes them one step too far. Seeing red, the Lunch Ladies find themselves stuck with a decaying corpse and nowhere to dump it.
They must ask themselves…
WWJD? What Would Johnny Do?"
Keep an eye out for Lunch Ladies at conventions and festivals throughout 2018, and visit the short film's official website for more information.