'Demoralizing and Demeaning': A Gross TikTok Trend Mocking Amber Heard is Going Viral

“I was walking out of the bedroom, [he] slapped me across the face, and I turned to look at him,” the voiceover recounts in a TikTok that has been viewed 13.5 million times. “And I said, ‘Johnny, you hit me. You just hit me.’”

The above is a snippet from the testimony of Amber Heard, the ex-wife of Johnny Depp, who is currently on trial in a $50 million defamation case brought against her by the actor, for a 2018 op-ed in which she wrote about being a domestic violence survivor (Heard does not explicitly name Depp in the piece, and Depp has denied that he ever hit Heard, instead accusing her of physical abuse during their relationship).

But in the video posted by @heyitsgingerandpepper, an account with 900,000 followers, Heard’s emotional testimony about alleged abuse at the hands of Depp is being reenacted by an adorable marmalade cat in a blond wig, who later plays Depp’s role by donning a black wig and a Pirates bandana. In the opening frame, the cat dressed as Heard is being lightly slapped by a finger with a rubber hand on it.

Johnny looks so innocent! #johnnydepp #amberheard

♬ original sound – Johnny Depp