J.K. Rowling is no stranger to controversies. It has been this way for quite some time now, the Harry Potter author has been called out time and again for her questionable actions and remarks. Similarly, one such time was when Johnny Depp was deemed a “wife beater” by some and the author stood in favor of casting him in the Fantastic Beast sequel. Since Rowling is again under heat regarding the new Harry Potter series, fans are reminiscing about the times, her behavior struck a nerve with the supporters of Amber Heard.

Recently, a fan called her a “Johnny Depp fangirl” for not standing beside the alleged victim and ignoring the facts for profit.

J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling

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J.K. Rowling Gets Called a “Johnny Depp Fangirl”

Since J.K. Rowling was again a topic of discussion over the internet, a Twitter user who is also an Amber Heard fan, thought to take this opportunity and remind people how far the rabbit hole goes. The user tweeted,

“In 2018, Depp fangirl JK Rowling refused Amber Heard’s requests to explain her side of the story despite Amber directly reaching out to her. She is no feminist. She’s a hypocrite who doesn’t care about women until it gives her license to demonise trans people.”

J.K. Rowling
‘Harry Potter’ writer J.K. Rowling

This was in regard to the time Rowling wholeheartedly supported the decision to cast Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beast franchise despite him being under significantly damaging controversies and allegations. Amber Heard also reportedly reached out to Rowling to share her side of the story but ended up being unsuccessful.

Therefore, the user points out the hypocritical behavior of the Harry Potter author and urged her followers to refrain from falling into her false pretenses. Rowling’s harsh transphobic remarks have hurt many of her fans and ignoring Heard and praising her alleged abuser did not help the situation back in 2018.

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Amber Heard’s Response to J.K. Rowling’s Stance

Shortly after, J.K. Rowling defended Johnny Depp’s alleged actions in her personal blog, Amber Heard released her own statement sharing her side of the story in a very vague manner. Her response did not seem a direct response to Rowling but rather, addressed to all who were interested in reading it.

The statement said,

“Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains. There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity.”

Amber Heard at Aquaman Screening
Amber Heard

However, it could be possible that the reason she shared the agreements of the settlement was to oppose something Rowling said in her statement which claimed that the author was aware of the legalities that were present in the case. Rowling’s statement said,

“The agreements that have been put in place to protect the privacy of two people, both of whom have expressed a desire to get on with their lives, must be respected. Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies,”

Many then attacked her for supporting Depp openly. One said,

The recent announcement of the Harry Potter television series has left fans with mixed feelings and thus cannot be entirely happy with the news because of the involvement of J.K. Rowling with the project. Therefore, her old remarks are once again under scrutiny in order to remind the fandom how hurtful they were.

Also Read: “That Was His Hostage”: Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling Was Forced To Smuggle Her Harry Potter Manuscript Out Of Her Home When Abusive Ex-Husband Tried Burning The Whole Thing

Source: Twitter

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