Today the title of the third Fantastic Animals film was released, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of DumbledoreDespite the fact that many expressed their emotion, social networks were more aware of Johnny Depp, who received recognition at the San Sebastian Festival. During an interview at the event, the actor spoke about the “culture of cancellation” and the injustices he has experienced. But his fans are not satisfied with these statements and want to boycott the Warner Bros. film.
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Fantastic Beasts is a spin-off saga of Harry Potter, set in the first decades of the 20th century, long before the wizard who captivated an entire generation was born. The first installment, Fantastic Animals and Where to Find Them – 73%, it was a box office success and enjoyed more or less good approval from critics and fans. However, the second installment, Fantastic Animals: The Crimes of Grindelwald – 48%, disappointed on several levels.
For the third film, Warner Bros. faces not only the disappointment that fans took in 2018 with The Crimes of Grindelwald, also with the fury of the passionate followers of Johnny depp. Whether this will affect the box office or not remains to be seen, as we must remember that a legion of angry fans tried to boycott Captain Marvel – 60% in 2019 for their hatred of Brie Larson, but could not prevent it from being a box office success.
The reason Depp’s fans are so angry is because the actor was fired from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 because he lost a lawsuit against the British newspaper The Sun, which called him a “wife beater.” However, Depp’s legal team months ago had published audios where his ex-wife, Amber Heard, had admitted that she assaulted him.
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To the complaints about the dismissal of the actor are added the complaints against JK Rowling, author of Harry Potter who in 2020 made public her position against trans people, and although she received criticism from different fronts, the writer did nothing more than reinforce her will react opinion. Below you can read some of the tweets calling for a boycott of Fantastic Beasts 3 with the hashtags # BoycottFantasticBeasts3 and #BoycottFantasticBeasts.
Let’s show the movie studios that Johnny is right. The people have the power. People are in control. # boycottaquaman2 #BoycottFantasticBeasts
Let’s show the movie studios that Johnny is right. The ppl do have the power. The ppl are in control. # boycottaquaman2 #BoycottFantasticBeasts https://t.co/PRs2fgjBHd
– Justice Now 💫🏴☠️ (@GenevieDEPP) September 5, 2021
Is it a coincidence that FB made its announcement today of every day? #JusticeForJohnnyDepp
Is it a coincidence that FB made their announcement today of all days ?? 🤔 # JusticeForJohnnyDepp
– Libby ♿️🏴☠️🇺🇸 #JusticeForJohnnyDepp (@ DeppSoldier_22) September 22, 2021
My first thought is # BoycottFantasticBeasts3. After #JusticeForJohnnyDepp
My first thought is # BoycottFantasticBeasts3
Then #JusticeForJohnnyDepp https://t.co/GNIPBZrIhv
– It’s Me. Just Me. (@ BIP45774476) September 22, 2021
I will take a moment from #CongratulationsJohnny for being honored at the San Sebastian festival to say that by no means in this world and beyond will I be seeing this. Without Johnny there are no Fantastic Beasts # boycottfantasticbeasts3, Warner Bros. has underestimated the audience.
I take one moment out of #CongratulationsJohnny at being honored at the San Sebastián festival to say no way in this world and beyond will I be watching this. No Johnny no Fantastic Beast # boycottfantasticbeasts3 @BoycottWarnerBros you have underestimated the audience
– 💜Mellie💜 🇦🇺 (@ milko976) September 22, 2021
NO THANKS! # boycottfantasticbeasts3 #BoycottWarnerBros #JohnnyIsMyGrindelwald
NO THANKS !!! # boycottfantasticbeasts3 # BoycottWarnerBros # JohnnyIsMyGrindelwald pic.twitter.com/6LUxkgTZrx
– 🏴☠️🐸𝕵𝖊𝖓𝖊 𝕾𝖚𝖎𝖘 𝕻𝖆𝖘 𝕭𝖊𝖙𝖊🐸🏴☠️ (@JeneBete) September 22, 2021
Everyone else may be euphoric and dying of happiness over Fantastic Beasts 3 (watching you, Tumblr), but this franchise is dead to me. I hope this sequel is destroyed and burns. I wonder if such silly happiness would occur if an abused woman was fired. # boycottfantasticbeasts3
Everyone else can gush and die from happiness for FB3 (looking at you, Tumblr), but this franchise is dead for me. I hope that this sequel will crash and burn. I wonder if such dumb happiness would happen if a female abuse victim would be fired. # boycottfantasticbeasts3
– ✂️Lonely Path to be Different🐺 (@DeppheadLT) September 22, 2021
I will definitely not see any new installments of the Fantastic Beasts movies after the way Warner Bros. has treated domestic violence victim Johnny Depp. #JohnnyDeppIsInnocent #JusticeForJohnnyDepp # BoycottFantasticBeasts3
I definitely won’t be watching any new installments of the Fantastic Beasts movies after the way @warnerbros has treated domestic violence victim Johnny Depp. #JohnnyDeppIsInnocent #JusticeForJohnnyDepp # BoycottFantasticBeasts3 https://t.co/V3C6VAZ6MV
– Mary (@mary_HistoryFan) September 22, 2021
If you plan to see the new Fantastic Beasts movie, remember that you are giving money to 1 a transphobic and 2 a company that fired a victim of abuse # boycottfantasticbeasts3.
If you plan on seeing the new fantastic beasts movie remember you’re giving money to 1 a teansphobe and 2 a company that fired a victim of abuse # boycottfantasticbeasts3
-?: Ghostbur 🐏 (@moobloomed) September 22, 2021
As a #potterhead, I won’t see her because of what they did to #JohnnyDepp. Anyway #CongratulationsJohnny # boycottfantasticbeasts3
As a #potterhead I won’t watch it because of what they did to #JohnnyDepp
Anyway #CongratulationsJohnny # boycottfantasticbeasts3 https://t.co/qst9kJsdXe
– SHA⁷ 🍓 | JAS DAY | tae misser (@ prodKTH97) September 22, 2021
Yes, thank you for posting the boycott date around the world! April 15, 2022! BOYCOTT! Who will boycott FB3 with me? Like and / or retweet to boycott. # boycottFantasticBeasts3
Yay, thank you for publishing the date of boycott wordwide! April 15, 2022 it is! BOYCOTT!
Who will boycott FB3 with me?
Like and / or retweet for boycott. # BoycottFantasticBeasts3 # boycottWarnerBros
– Mea parvitas 🇩🇪 🏴☠️ # KeepJohnnyDeppAfloat (@nonunnun) September 22, 2021
Boycott this shit! JK will benefit from this move to fund his anti-trans support! # boycottfantasticbeasts3
Boycott this shit! JK will profit off from this movoe to finance her anti-trans advocacies! # boycottfantasticbeasts3 https://t.co/W0UOfDRiQR
– Dorothy Unsworth (@YoFemmeQueen) September 22, 2021
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