The Cannes Movie Competition has confronted criticism for opening this yr’s competition with Johnny Depp’s new movie. A social media marketing campaign beneath the hashtag #CannesYouNot was launched accusing the competition of “supporting predators”. Depp’s new movie, Jeanne du Barry, was confirmed to be the opening screening of the 76th version of the competition and has sparked on-line opposition together with journalist and activist Eve Barlow who urged the general public to “cease supporting rapists”.
Twitter customers have adopted the opposition and lots of have expressed their concern utilizing the #CannesYouNot hashtag. Cannes has banned protests on the occasion. Nonetheless, Thierry Fremaux, the director of the Cannes Movie Competition has defended his resolution to incorporate Depp within the screening, stating that he’s not excited by Depp’s repute and solely considers the liberty of thought, speech and motion inside a authorized framework. The movie tells the story of French monarch Louis XV’s relationship with Madame du Barry and has marked Depp’s first position following the accusations of home assault made by his ex-wife, Amber Heard.
Brie Larson, star of Captain Marvel, was requested if she would watch Jeanne du Barry on the competition this yr and responded that she didn’t perceive the correlation nor did she know the way she would really feel about it if she selected to look at it.