Johnny Depp struts in Rihanna’s ‘Savage X Fenty’ fashion show despite backlash

Johnny Depp walks in Savage X Fenty Vol.  by Rihanna.  4 fashion show.  (Photo: Prime Video)

Johnny Depp walks in Savage X Fenty Vol. by Rihanna. 4 fashion show. (Photo: Prime Video)

Johnny Depp is yet to land a major role in Hollywood since his court win earlier this year, but he’s gotten big approval in the industry. Rihanna enlisted the Pirates of the Caribbean star to participate in her highly anticipated fashion show Savage X Fenty Vol. 4. The actor’s cameo is similar to Cindy Crawford’s buzzy appearance in the 2021 Wild X Fenty showcase – but not as controversial.

Depp’s appearance came halfway through the star-studded event, which just dropped on Prime Video. Draped in one of Rihanna’s latest Savage X Fenty loungewear styles, the actor struts his stuff to OutKast’s “So Fresh, So Clean.” He smiles at the camera, surely knowing this casting is a big deal. After all, having Rihanna by your side – one of the biggest stars on the planet was just selected for the Super Bowl halftime show – is A big deal.

News of Depp’s appearance broke last week and sparked some backlash. The Hollywood Vampires rocker, 59, is still a divisive figure in the entertainment industry, despite winning his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard. Actor Olly Alexander, who collaborated with Savage X Fenty in a social media campaign earlier this year, said he “will no longer wear” the brand. Others followed suit, with some fans hoping he wouldn’t make the final cut.

Of course, Depp fans were thrilled to hear of the actor’s inclusion. The fashion show is the most high-profile appearance yet for the actor since this year’s trial.

Heard publicly accused Depp of physical and sexual abuse throughout their five-year relationship; however, a Virginia jury determined that he had never misled her, even once, with their verdict. The ruling contradicts a 2020 decision in London when a judge ruled it was “substantially true” that Depp had abused his ex-wife. In June, Heard won one of her three counts, with the jury finding that she had been defamed by Depp’s lawyer. Heard and Depp appealed the decision for different reasons.

Rihanna is far from the only celebrity to support Depp. Kate Moss supported her ex-boyfriend, even testifying at trial. Winona Ryder also came to the defense of her former fiancé. While the likes aren’t necessarily endorsements, a slew of stars backed Depp’s Instagram statement after he was awarded more than $10 million in damages. Jennifer Aniston, Jason Momoa and Zoe Saldana were among the celebrities to double-tap the message.

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