Emily Hampshire apologizes for 'insensitive' Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Halloween costume
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Schitt's Creek star Emily Hampshire has apologized for dressing up as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard with a pal for Halloween.
For Halloween 2023, Hampshire decided to rock fake tattoos, a moustache, and a Depp-style suit to complete the look.
Meanwhile, her friend decided to go as Heard, and many people on the internet were not particularly happy.
In a now deleted Instagram post, her friend wore ruffled blouse, black skirt, and tights.
The friends completed their outfits with props, including a bottle of wine, which was a reference to one of Heard's attorneys asking Depp if he poured himself a 'mega pint of red wine'.
The pair also donned fake poo for their Halloween bash as Depp said in court he found 'human faecal matter' on his bed sheets.
In 2022, the jury found that Heard did, in fact, defame him in her 2018 Washington Post op-ed.
The actor was awarded $15 million in damages while Heard, despite losing her case, was awarded $2 million by the jury.
The trial, which went on for six weeks last spring, saw multiple witnesses take to the stand to testify, including the likes of Depp's ex-partner and British supermodel Kate Moss.
Psychologists who commented on Heard's mental state also testified, as well as Depp's bodyguard, who testified on the actor's drug use.
Hampshire has now expressed her regret at the Halloween costume, labelling her decision to poke fun at the legal battle as 'thoughtless, insensitive, and ignorant'.
But the actor feels especially 'ashamed' as the much-talked about trial included allegations of domestic abuse.
Taking to Instagram to issue an apology, Hampshire said: "I want to address what is one of the most thoughtless, insensitive, and ignorant things I’ve ever done. For Halloween, I stupidly thought it would be funny to dress as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
"I am deeply sorry and ashamed for putting something that awful out in the universe. Domestic abuse is never, ever funny. These are real issues with real people and I REALLY regret my actions. In the future I will do better. I’m so sorry."