American rapper and internet sensation Doja Cat has recently been called out for imitating Amber Heard’s “my dog stepped on a bee” testimony that went viral in the midst of the defamation case brought by her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.
During the trial, in what could only be described as a painful testimony for the actress, she was seen wincing while mentioning—rather randomly, it should be said—that her dog had stepped on a bee. “We walked out of the trailer at some point, my dog stepped on a bee. We went to the vet and went on with our, you know, vacation,” the Aquaman actress told the jury at the time.
In a now-deleted TikTok, Doja Cat imitated Heard’s wince and has since received huge backlash online. “It’s honestly hella sad cause like, she’s a puppy, my dog. And I’ve had her for like a week and a half, maybe two weeks now. And she like, was just running around in the grass, and she steps on a bee,” the singer joked in the clip.
While twitching her eyes, the 26-year-old then repeated, “My dog stepped on a bee. My dog stepped on a bee. She stepped on a f*cking bee. My dog stepped on a bee!”
Though few online users seemed to have a problem with Doja Cat’s parody when it was first posted, many have since slammed her for it, with one writing: “Doja Cat mocking Amber Heard is like actually disgusting.”
“Like it makes me sick to my stomach that she not only did it on TikTok but was doing it on Instagram Live today… It’s just genuinely sick and I’m praying for Amber and her wellbeing she doesn’t deserve any of this,” they added.
Another stated, “Doja Cat making fun of Amber Heard’s SA [sexual assault] testimony… She’s really like an incel it’s crazy.”
Looking back on how badly Heard was treated during the highly publicised trial, it might seem slightly surprising that netizens are suddenly going after Doja Cat for making fun of the actress. But for those of you who kept up with the rapper’s recent beef with Stranger Things actor Noah Schnapp, things might look a bit clearer.
After privately messaging the 17-year-old actor asking him to share her crush on his co-star Joseph Quinn, who plays Eddie Munson in the latest series of the Netflix show, Doja Cat kinda lost it when she realised he had shared the conversation on his TikTok page.
In fact, she was so upset that she then went on her TikTok Live to call out Schnapp for leaking the conversation. “The fact that Noah did that, like went and posted a private conversation between me and him is so unbelievably socially unaware and wack,” she said. “That’s like borderline snake shit, that’s like weasel shit. And I’m not saying that encapsulates his entire personality—like, I don’t imagine Noah that way.”
Her plan quickly backfired, however, because she was also called out by fans for how she dealt with the harmless interaction.
According to Social Blade, which tracks social media statistics and analytics, the Stranger Things star’s Instagram following jumped from 24.25 million on Wednesday 7 July to 25.17 million on 11 July. That’s close to one million new followers since the whole saga started.
Doja Cat, on the other hand, fell from 24.34 million to 24.14 million over the same time period, losing just over 200,000 followers…
According to an anonymous source in a report by OK! Magazine, Amber Heard is allegedly in talks to release a “tell-all” book following the disastrous fallout of her defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp. The lawsuit was brought against Heard by Depp for the actress’ 2018 Washington Post op-ed that indirectly accused the Pirates of the Caribbean star of domestic violence—though he was not named in the article.
Coming out as very much the loser in the case against her, the Aquaman actress has suffered far worse perils in the court of public opinion. From Chris Rock mocking her to the saturated bullying on social media, it’s reported that Heard is out for—what OK! described as—“revenge” with the potential release of this book. The anonymous source in question, listed as an “insider,” told the publication that the disgraced star feels like she’s run out of road.
“Amber considers her career in Hollywood over. She’s already in talks and is excited about it,” the source explained. “At this point, she has nothing to lose and wants to tell-all.” Despite these alleged reports, Heard has publicly stated her concern in speaking up about Depp in the future, “scared” that he would sue her again.
As part of an NBC Dateline interview with the network’s Savannah Guthrie, Heard stated, “I’m scared that no matter what I do, no matter what I say, or how I say it—every step that I take will present another opportunity for this sort of—silencing, which is what, I guess, a defamation lawsuit is meant to do.” Dror Bikel, attorney and author of The 1% Divorce, When Titans Clash, told OK! that this would likely happen again if she is not “extremely careful” with what is included and said as part of the tell-all.
“Depp and his attorneys will be reading and listening to everything that Heard states,” Bikel explained. “If she crosses the line, which is likely, there is no question that will be hit with another defamation suit and end up right back in court.”
As the six-week long trial—which largely thrived on TikTok—drew to a close, Depp was awarded $8.3 million in damages from Heard. However, reports have also been swirling that the actress may not have enough to pay off this total. Some have even speculated that the motivation behind the book is to generate enough of a sum to pay Depp. This, of course, cannot be confirmed. In fact, it has further been reported that Depp may actually drop the $8 million damages claim against Heard if she withdraws her appeal of the case.