Jack Sparrow chocolates and ‘Mega Pint’ mugs: How the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard lawsuit boosted the grotesque market
The infamous Johnny Depp libel lawsuit against Amber Heard has taken over multiple social media platforms since its launch in mid-April 2022. Just as we thought it couldn’t go beyond viral moments, audios , fan theories, parodies, another bizarre result is a blooming memory. online industry.
Memes and jokes, memorabilia such as Pirates of the Caribbean-themed cutlery and stationery are now being sold online by small businesses.
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Depp is suing his ex-wife, Heard for $50 million for defamation in connection with an op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post about domestic violence in 2018. While she didn’t name anyone in particular, Johnny lost some laudable opportunities. Heard, on the other hand, is counter-suing $100 million for damages. The trial has been adjourned for this week, but will resume in the same courtroom in Fairfax, Va., on Monday, May 16. The debates are broadcast live and millions of viewers watch it around the world and share their reactions in real time on social networks. media platforms.
Viral moments and statements from the trial have become trending audios. Additionally, these viral moments became inspiration for some creators and artists to develop themed memorabilia, primarily in support of Depp. The craft industry is booming, thanks to craft seller platforms like Etsy. Searching for “Johnny Depp trial” on Etsy brings up thousands of results. These include sweatshirts, mugs and mugs, wine glasses, and even art prints.
A viral moment from the courtroom when Depp was interrupted because it was hearsay, a salesman offered a “Hearsay Tavern shirt”. Another iconic Johnny Depp quote was seen on a shirt being sold by a vendor that reads, “Isn’t it Happy Hour Anytime?”
Reminiscent of yet another iconic “mega pint of wine” moment, several sellers have used the phrase and created slogan drinkware. Birthday cards, chocolate bars, stickers and several other goodies are offered.
A small business owner on Instagram has been printing dollars since she started selling homemade baskets of products related to the Depp/Heard trial. She said: “As you can probably tell…I was glued to the Johnny Depp case while I was placing my orders. So I hand-wrapped an entire gift-wrap and the winner will receive it at his door. If you’ve been following the case or seeing snippets of it, then this gift set will make sense to you.” She shared the basket includes “One large bar of Captain Jack Sparrow deluxe Irish milk chocolate. One large bar of deluxe Irish milk chocolate ‘Hearsay Objection’. One large bar of deluxe Irish milk chocolate “Never Fear Truth”. Johnny Depp Art Projects. “You Rise, You Fall” Print. “Mega Pint” Print. Mega Pint Glass. Mega Pint Mug.