Even on Saturday Night Live they mocked the Johnny Depp

Looking at every single one video of the Johnny Depp / Amber Heard trial, finding even just one aspect to be ironic about is a titanic undertaking. In the classroom we are witnessing the telling of a toxic story that knows no victim and executioner but only so much desolation. Social media have tried by making a hole in the water, in fact falling into clichés, demonizing and creating factions that are ends in themselves (Tik Tok in a note announced that he had eliminated content deemed extremely offensive towards Amber Heard nda). The Saturday Night Livethe American satirical broadcast on Saturday night had its say on the most talked about trial of the moment, and here’s what came out of it.

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The Saturday Night Live, with Selena Gomez in the role of presenter for one evening (the speech with which she admitted that she accepted the role of guest host with the hope of finding love by referring but without naming them to Pete and Kim was really funny), it opened with one sketch on legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, in these days in court in Virginia for yet another piece of a process that is geolocated everywhere and that seems to never end. A lawsuit that has turned into a real media event on the margins of the news and entertainment thanks to direct streaming from the court.

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In the curtain, the actors of the Saturday Night Live they parodied one of the most controversial episodes of the trial in Virginia brought by the actor against the former Amber Heard (he asks her for 50 million dollars for defamation, she defends herself accusing him of violence of all kinds). On April 20, Depp claimed that his bodyguard would show him a photograph of the part of his bed with “human fecal matter.” Version confirmed via Face Time by driver Starling Jenkins III, according to which Amber on the way to Coachella confessed to him the action calling it a “horrible joke gone wrong”.

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In the SNL gag, here is Depp’s lawyer (Kyle Mooney), played by Aidy Bryant, presenting to the court the video of the surveillance cameras in which the property manager (Kenan Thompson) finds the surprise in the bed. At that point he summons some colleagues (Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd and Melissa Villaseñor) to admire and smell that “mess”. Predictable jokes on the boo-boo apart, the most successful are those relating to the turn taken by the process that increasingly resembles a TV series or a reality show in which trash is always welcome. To each objection of the counterpart’s lawyer, according to which “the film would not prove that my client is guilty of anything”, in fact, Judge Azcarte (Cecile Strong) replies nonchalantly: “I let it go on because it seems funny, and this trial is pure entertainment “. Needless to say, the sketch was not liked by many, who denounced the episode as incredibly “insensitive”.

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Even on Saturday Night Live they mocked the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial