Amber Heard disables Instagram comments after users call her out for abuse of Johnny Depp

Heard admitted to “hitting” and “getting physical” with Depp in a leaked audio recording.


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Ever since Aquaman actress Amber Heard admitted to hitting her ex-husband Johnny Depp in leaked audio recordings, social media has been filled with posts and comments criticizing her abusive behavior.

In early February, Instagram users noticed that Heard was deleting many of these comments from her posts.

And now Heard appears to have fully locked down her Instagram comments section with her Instagram posts displaying a message that reads: “Comments on this post have been limited.”

Comments on Heard’s Instagram posts are now “limited” (Instagram - @amberheard)
Comments on Heard’s Instagram posts are now “limited” (Instagram – @amberheard)

All but one of her Instagram posts since January 15 have zero comments with the two remaining comments being positive.

Prior to January 15, comments are visible on Heard’s Instagram posts but the most recent comments appear to be from February 19.

The comments on these posts are largely critical of Heard with many calling her out directly for physically abusing Depp.

The widespread online criticism of Heard comes after she admitted “hitting” and getting “physical” with Depp in leaked audio recordings.

Before these recordings were leaked, Heard had accused Depp of being physically abusive towards her in 2016 and allegedly defamed Depp in a 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post.

At the time, these accusations resulted in intense backlash for Depp and his lawyers have also suggested that Heard’s op-ed was a factor that led to him being dropped from the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise.

Depp has maintained that Heard’s accusations are “categorically and demonstrably false.”

Not only do the recordings support Depp’s version of events and indicate that Heard was in-fact being abusive towards him but they also suggest she was intentionally manipulating the situation to turn people against Depp.

In one clip from the audio recordings, Heard says: “See how many people believe or side with you.”

In addition to the social media backlash against Heard, a petition to remove her from Aquaman 2 is also gaining mass support.

It passed over 100,000 signatures earlier this month and currently has more than 368,000 signatures.

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Tom Parker

Tom Parker is a head contributor for Reclaim The Net and provides news and analysis on how we can promote free speech, stop censorship, and protect our personal data online. [email protected]