Paul McCartney has drawn criticism for playing a clip of Johnny Depp during his performance at Glastonbury.
The Beatles star performed on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night (June 25) and at 80 became the festival’s oldest solo headliner.
McCartney’s performance was praised by fans both at Worthy Farm and from home. You can read The Independent‘s five-star rating of the set here.
In 2012, while performing his track “My Valentine,” which he dedicated to his wife Nancy, who was in the crowd, McCartney played snippets from the song’s music video, which stars both Depp and Natalie Portman.
However, many people objected to the musician’s decision to play a video of Depp on the jumbo screen during his set.
In the black-and-white clip, Depp plays the guitar and recites the lyrics in sign language.
This isn’t the first time McCartney has played the clip with Depp at his concerts.
He used the footage during his recent US tour while Depp’s defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard was ongoing.
McCartney and Depp are reportedly close friends and longtime collaborators. That Pirates of the Caribbean The actor has starred in several of McCartney’s music videos.
In response to McCartney’s Glastonbury set, one person wrote: “Deeply disappointed in Paul McCartney and Glastonbury for the Johnny Depp video. I feel like it goes against everything Glastonbury stands for.”
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Another added: “I wish Glasonbury would have stopped this.”
“Not the smartest thing. Paul – such a controversial verdict and a great way to alienate those who are not happy with the outcome of the trial,” said another.
“Depp singing to McCartney’s love song for his wife feels a little wrong,” wrote another.
A fifth added: “Did Paul McCartney really have a massive Johnny Depp on screen during his previous tune? Ay caramba, everyone involved.”
However, others praised McCartney for his choice, with one person writing: “To see Paul McCartney show his support for Johnny Depp at Glastonbury was brilliant. Well done to everyone involved.”
Elsewhere, McCartney brought out surprise guests Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen during his headline set.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/glastonbury-paul-mccartney-johnny-depp-criticism-b2109719.html Glastonbury: Paul McCartney draws criticism for performing Johnny Depp’s music video for ‘My Valentine’