Are celebrities making anger and domestic violence acceptable?

Society builds up celebrities to the point that they begin to believe they are invincible. This can be dangerous when

Society builds up celebrities to the point that they begin to believe they are invincible. This can be dangerous when they start to think that they are untouchable when accused of anger and domestic violence.
One star that’s been plagued recently with these invincibility notions is Johnny Depp.

To add to the allegations of domestic violence against him, a new video has been published on gossip website TMZ that shows actor Johnny Depp getting angry with his ex Amber Heard and throwing a wine glass.

In the clip the 53-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star can be seen swearing and banging cupboard doors while Amber — who is secretly filming the exchange on a mobile phone — asks him what’s wrong.
At one point Amber apologises (it’s not clear what she’s apologising for) and mentions they had previously been “having a nice morning”.

She then asks Johnny if he drank the wine from the half-empty bottle that is sitting on the bench, which sends him into a rage.

He then realises he is being filmed and grabs the phone.

The videotaped incident is said to have occurred months before the altercation when Heard claims Depp injured her face when he threw a mobile phone at her.

Another incident that’s come to light recently is the rant by Mel Gibson, leaked online. It is expletive-laden, and emotionally attacks his ex Oksana Grigorieva.

In anger, he is heard saying, “You go out in public and it’s a f****** embarrassment to me! You look like a f****** b**** on (ecstasy). And if you get raped by a pack of n*****s it’ll be your fault. All right? Because you provoked it.”

This is bordering on the victim-blaming mentality towards rapes that as a society, we are hoping to get rid of.

He has spoken out about his battle with alcohol addiction just after this recording came to light. However, people believe that actors like him and Mr Depp can’t blame their problems on even more problems without taking some responsibility for their actions.

Johnny Depp, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Sean Penn, Ozzy Osbourne and Ike Turner have all been accused of hitting and abusing their partners, yet they still get offered movie roles and recording contracts and paid millions of dollars.

There have been calls for big-name celebrities like these to face real consequences for their actions, with many saying it encourages other people to think they can get away with abuse too.

Do you think celebrities get away with too much?

  1. Yvonne  

    Not saying that I condone this behaviour in any way but I always wonder how come they are able to video these outbursts and how much goading is edited out. These claims and “proof” always seem to be offered up when the “victim” is going for significant money.

    • Susan Bell  

      Women are always, either not believed or blamed for bringing on domestic violence claims. Without proof they have little chance of being believed. phone videos help because the phone is alway close by and easy to use and hard to edit or fake. What you have done Yvonne is blamed the victim especially with your remarks about getting money being the desired result.Why should women not film their abuse, why should they be blamed, ridiculed and not believed? You are perpetrating the myth that women are liars or some how brought the violence on themselves.

    • Joy Anne Bourke  

      Yes very true. If they were not celebrities we would not hear about it. The media make them in the wrong and how do they get these photos. The woman always right and that is so untrue.

    • I agree wholeheartedly. It’s disgraceful that some women DO want to just get money from these “rich guys” but because of people like Mel Gibson and O.J. Simpson, the “rich guys” get blamed for everything. Never mind that Amber Heard is one woman who is a perpetrator here. And people who dare to question her are bullied online. It’s pathetic.

  2. Me  

    Ike Turner is dead. He’s not being offered any any movie roles or recording contracts.

    • Lol! Ikr? How about that. Also, Ike Turner didn’t do a ding dang thing for a long time after Tina Turner exposed him. Let’s not forget she held that inside of her all through the time she and Ike worked together and he was really famous. In the 80’s when the truth came out? TINA had an even more amazing career but where was Ike??? Then he died. I never heard of him getting anything really “special” to do after Tina’s book about him. lmao, that’s funny though!

  3. Guess the comment didn’t go through. Bottom line I am TIRED of all celebrities being lumped into this catagory of thinking they’re invincible. Look at each and every one of them individually. Maybe Mel Gibson thinks he’s invincible but Johnny Depp does not. Mel Gibson’s rant at his gf was highly insulting to her AND racist to boot. Johnny Depp?? Worst he said was, “I’ll show you crazy.” How’s he gonna show Amber “crazy?” He pours a glass of wine. It’s only when he notices she’s FILMING him which is pretty low on her part as if she’s hoping he’ll do something violent so she can incriminate him. What do we see? Well we hear a scuffle we don’t see anything but it’s clear Johnny grabbed the phone out of Amber’s hand and threw it somewhere. Hey I’d be furious too if someone videotaped me in a vulnerable moment of expressing extreme anger and slamming things around. That expletive Johnny said in the beginning was NOT directed at Amber, he was kicking things around by himself. When Amber said “What happened” as she filmed him, THEN he noticed she was there. He wasn’t even verbally abusive to her. He was drunk and angry but didn’t even call her anything or curse at her! If anyone is the victim here it’s Johnny. Amber is an insult to ALL women who REALLY suffer violence from men, celebrity men in particular. Again, you reporters here are not helping, by lumping all celebs into an image of conceited self-iimportant narcissism. Save that terminology for Amber Heard. If you really dig deep, you’ll know that applies.
    Thank you,

  4. Also…there’s something rather glaring about Amber Heard’s video that I wonder how many people noticed??? That guy can’t really be Johnny Depp although he looks like him. Hey check out the right hand, the back of it. Where’s the crow tattoo? Did it mysteriously disappear? i will bet money that Amber found an actor to “play” Johnny in this vid, and maybe splicing bits of a phone conversation with Johnny…it certainly sounded like his voice but who knows?? The guy could have been a good mimic.. Hmmm gives a whole new twist to things, eh, guys? There are, after all, a good many Depp impersonators. We may only see the ones that dress like Jack Sparrow, but Amber knows what she wants, since she planned to film this…three months before filing for divorce.

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