- 27 Oct 22
"It can feel insular, like the rest of the world doesn't care about the same morals as us," Bridgers said.
In the new cover story of Teen Vogue, Phoebe Bridgers gave a revealing interview in which she talked about many raw topics including her view of the public reaction to the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial.
Throughout the 2022 defamation trial between divorced couple Amber Heard and Johnny Depp that dealt with defamation over alleged abuse on both ends, people on the internet vehemently sided with Depp while mocking Heard relentlessly. After it ended, Bridgers ruffled feathers by liking a tweet that supported Heard.
The now-deleted tweet read, "When the tide turns for Amber, people will be too ashamed to admit that they partook in the mocking of an abuse victim. Instead they'll try to minimise the harm they caused to survivors. They'll say 'we were all manipulated' as if the information wasn't easily accessible."
The 27-year old artist told Teen Vogue how she found the public social media response to the trial disturbing. "I think that there's been this falsehood - and I think queer people are included in this - of having to be the perfect victim, or the perfect survivor, or the perfect representation of your marginalised community.
"If Amber Heard exhibited any neurotic behaviour, it was held against her. Then Johnny Depp, out of his mouth, admitted some of the most violent, crazy shit in court, and somehow it's like, people aren't surprised?" she continued.
Phoebe Bridgers is one of the only prominent celebrities/artists to speak up about the double standards and victim blaming in online culture around Amber Heard pic.twitter.com/iTXfjYklL8
— Kat Tenbarge (@kattenbarge) October 26, 2022
Bridgers finds the public response to the trial "disgusting," calling it "a fandom war." The issue goes further than this one trial, as she questions why society continues to side against survivors in the #MeToo movement.
"It can feel insular, like the rest of the world doesn't care about the same morals as us," she said.
The popular Californian musician has never been shy about speaking out on political and social issues. She recently told the public about her abortion after Roe v. Wade was overturned, which she discussed further in the Teen Vogue interview.
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