Viewers are divided after watching Johnny Depp’s surprise performance at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.
Immediately following Lizzo’s appearance at the start of the star-studded ceremony, the 59-year-old actor made a brief cameo as the face of the Moon Person trophy.
“I just want you guys to know that I’m available for birthdays, bat mitzvahs, weddings, wake up calls – anything you need,” Depp said in the short clip, which featured his face on the astronaut character’s helmet.
That Pirates of the Caribbean The star’s appearance came after a source cited as “close” to Depp told the taleThe New York Post that the actor would appear at the awards ceremony via video.
The source correctly claimed that Depp would appear as the silver astronaut statue awarded to VMA winners.
While some fans were “excited” to see Depp appear on screen, others complained that it was “not necessary”.
“Why did Johnny Depp perform at the VMAs? So freaking creepy and out of touch MTV,” one person wrote on Twitter.
Another person added: “Woahhh just saw the video of Johnny Depp… he was NOT at the VMAs. very strange thing to edit and put on the show.”
One person wrote, “That Johnny Depp appearance at the VMAs was so random and unnecessary.”
However, one Depp fan commented, “Absolutely amazing to see Johnny Depp at VMAs after what he’s been through.”
Another person added: “I hardly know who the people are at the #VMAs. The best were #JohnnyDepp jokes. They were funny. It would be even better if he came on stage at the end, waved and left the stage.”
Depp is about to return to public life after winning his multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Depp won his lawsuit against the Aquaman Stern on the 2018 article she wrote for The Washington Post, about her experiences as a survivor of domestic violence. His attorneys said Heard falsely implied that Depp abused her during their relationship.
In June, the jury announced their verdicts, finding that Heard had defamed Depp on all three counts.
She was asked to award him $10m (£8.4m) in damages and $5m (£4.2m) in punitive damages. Heard was found to have had a partial win in her case and was awarded $2 million (£1.6 million) in damages but no punitive damages.
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