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Thousands sign petitions to remove Amber Heard as L’Oréal spokesperson

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Jakarta  /  Sat, February 22, 2020  /  12:34 pm
Thousands sign petitions to remove Amber Heard as L’Oréal spokesperson

Actress Amber Heard speaks at the 4th Annual Women's March LA: Women Rising at Pershing Square in Los Angeles, United States, on Jan. 18. (AFP/Sarah Morris)

Following an online petition to remove actress Amber Heard from Aquaman 2 after a series of leaked audiotapes revealed she admitted to “hitting” ex-husband Johnny Depp, which as of Friday afternoon has collected more than 349,000 signatures, two petitions reportedly were campaigning to take her out as cosmetics brand L’Oréal's global spokesperson as well.

One of the petitions, created by Federica P., slammed 33-year-old Heard as "a liar and an abuser, a shame for women" on change.org and has so far gathered more than 8,600 signatures, approaching its target of 10,000. Meanwhile, the other petition, started by Hillary Deanna on the same platform two weeks ago, which now aims to collect 10,000 signatures, has been supported by more than 7,800 people.

"If roles were reversed, Mr. Depp would have (and has had) many of his, if not all of his roles and sponsorships taken away. Why should this be any different in the case of Ms. Heard, as it [is] now known who the true abuser is?" reads the petition page created by Deanna.

"I’m a domestic abuse survivor and this offends me. Amber Heard doesn’t deserve to be your spokesperson and you shouldn’t want her to. Men can be victims of abuse too. Although it’s not as common. Your support of Ms. Heard is a slap in the face to all women and men who have suffered," added Lisa Stepp in the comment section.

As reported by New York Post on Thursday, Heard admitted in the leaked audiotapes obtained by the Daily Mail that she hit 56-year-old Depp and told him, "You're such a baby. Grow the f--k up, Johnny."

Amid these campaigns to have Heard removed, a petition calling to bring Depp back as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise -- a role he lost following domestic abuse allegations from his ex-wife -- has collected over 160,000 signatures out of the target of 200,000.

"They have to bring him back to rule the seas again, or we will never watch any Pirates of the Caribbean movie without our Captain," said Riza Siddiqui, who started the petition a year ago. (kes)

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