Helena Bonham Carter Defended Johnny Depp And J.K. Rowling Against The Ills Of Cancel CultureGet the Full StoryGenerally, well-tolerated kook Helena Bonham Carter admitted to having consulted a psychic to ask permission to play Princess Margaret on The Crown. But it doesn t take a psychic to know that railing against cancel culture in defense of Johnny Depp and J.K. Rowling is a great way to transform yourself into a formally well-tolerated kook. Instead of paying some smelly hippy in a headband to read her Tarot cards, Helena could have just read the room and learned, FOR FREE, that J.K. and Johnny are perfectly capable of reminding us how much they suck without her help. Unless, of course, that smelly hippy with a headband was Johnny all along, posing as a psychic to trick HBC into accusing Amber Heard of jumping on the #MeToo bandwagon because it s the trend and to be the poster girl for it. Say what you will about his aroma, but the man can really sell a bit!
During an interview with The Times UK, Helena set aside her food likely a stale pussy pie with a side of mushy peas to ask the age-old question Do you ban a genius for their sexual practices? and answered it herself in the negative before anyone could ask which genius, where? Variety reports:
Helena Bonham Carter railed against cancel culture in a recent interview with The Times UK, saying, Do you ban a genius for their sexual practices? There would be millions of people who, if you looked closely enough at their personal life, you would disqualify them. You can t ban people. I hate cancel culture. It has become quite hysterical and there s a kind of witch hunt and a lack of understanding.
Now, before you go accusing HBC of not understanding the concept of being cancelled, she realizes that Johnny, her ex Tim Burton s muse, frequent co-star, and godfather to her children, has been uncancelled in a court of law and is therefore totally fine. It s his would-be canceller Amber who is the problem.
Johnny certainly went through it, Bonham Carter said, adding that he s completely vindicated now after the trial. I think he s fine now. Totally fine.
My view is that Amber Heard got on that pendulum, she replied when asked if Heard losing the trial was a sign that the #MeToo pendulum was swinging back. That s the problem with these things that people will jump on the bandwagon because it s the trend and to be the poster girl for it.
If only Amber had thought to campaign for a coveted Burton-Bonham Carter godparent position, she might have earned the benefit of the doubt. And apparently, J.K. Rowling, who has repeatedly been called out for transphobia, earned her admittance into HBC s Pantheon of People Who Are Allowed Opinions by employing her to play Bellatrix Lestrange in four Harry Potter movies. Turns out a love for whimsical haberdashery is not the only thing HBC and Vladimir Putin have in common.
It s horrendous, a load of bollocks. I think she has been hounded, Bonham Carter said about Rowling. It s been taken to the extreme, the judgmental-ism of people. She s allowed her opinion, particularly if she s suffered abuse. Everybody carries their own history of trauma and forms their opinions from that trauma and you have to respect where people come from and their pain. You don t all have to agree on everything that would be insane and boring. She s not meaning it aggressively, she s just saying something out of her own experience.
HBC s not cheap, but she is loyal. Sadly, even though she spent time with them as children, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, who have been critical of J.K. s anti-trans rhetoric, didn t kick enough of their milk money Helena s way to earn their right to an opposing opinion.
Bonham Carter added that Harry Potter stars like Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, both of whom spoke out against Rowling s beliefs, should let her have her opinions, but I think they re very aware of protecting their own fan base and their generation. It s hard. One thing with the fame game is that there s an etiquette that comes with it; I don t agree with talking about other famous people.
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