It is Halloween 2015, and I am dressed as Patsy Stone, watching as a person dressed as Oscar Pistorius – an athlete who shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp – swans throughout the dancefloor, carrying an indication that reads: “Everybody loves just a few pictures… even when they’re to the pinnacle.” It is humorous, proper?
Quick-forward eight years, and clearly, I nonetheless do not get the joke. Emily Hampshire, finest identified for her position as Stevie Budd in Schitt’s Creek, has apologised for dressing up with a good friend as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard for Halloween.
The actor posted (after which swiftly) deleted photographs of the costume on social media, displaying her carrying pretend tattoos, a go well with much like the one worn by Depp throughout his highly-publicised defamation go well with in opposition to Heard in 2022, and crudely drawn on facial hair. She additionally posed with a bottle of wine, a attainable reference to Heard’s allegation that Depp assaulted her with a liquor bottle (which he denies), and a plastic turd, presumably a reference to Depp’s allegation that Heard defecated of their mattress (which she denies).
After deleting the offensive publish, Hampshire shared an apology, describing her actions as “one of the inconsiderate, insensitive, and ignorant issues [she’s] ever finished.”
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She’s not the primary particular person to go for the ultra-edgy costume selection of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp – however she is probably the newest to the get together. Final 12 months, a number of content material creators tried out the costume within the wake of the trial. The textual content on one such video reads, “Wager you did not anticipate to see Johnny Depp and Amber Heard collectively this Halloween,” whereas one Twitter thread by a pro-Amber Heard account confirmed a litany of ladies carrying a ‘poop emoji’ costume to poke enjoyable at “Amber Turd.”