On 29 April 2022, The Independent reported that actor Jason Momoa, who co-stars with Amber Heard in Aquaman and its upcoming sequel, appeared to have followed Johnny Depp on Instagram amid the ongoing defamation trial against his ex-wife. Whether Momoa openly picked a side is still up for debate, but it seems that some internet users want him to testify in the trial, so much so that they have even made an edit of what it would look like. Sort of…
In the obviously fake TikTok edit, Momoa is seen joining through video call to answer some questions from Heard’s lawyer. “Oh shoot, I didn’t know we were starting yet,” he says while moving the camera, allowing the audience to see his strange background. During this, a shot of Depp laughing is shown, followed by another shot of Momoa.
The lawyer then asks the Dune actor to state his full name and if he knows Heard. “I do. Hi, Amber,” he’s heard saying. “Don’t talk to her,” the lawyer answers back in a rather short manner. When asked whether he works with Heard as an actor, Momoa supposedly replies with a rather poor joke, “No, as janitors.”
Following the disgusting trend that had TikTok users sexualise the audio of Heard talking about the abuse she allegedly received from Depp to, more recently, the internet’s obsession with Camille Vasquez’s relationship with her client, this latest clip is yet further proof that when it comes to this highly publicised trial, netizens have made it their mission to trivialise every aspect of it and turn worrying accusations (on both sides) into a joke.