The Cannes Movie Pageant is dealing with criticism for selecting to open this yr’s occasion with Johnny Depp’s newest movie, Jeanne du Barry. A social media marketing campaign, #CannesYouNot, accuses the competition of “supporting predators.” Activist Eve Barlow drew consideration to the controversy by sharing photos of Depp, Roman Polanski, Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen, Gerard Depardieu, and Luc Besson on Twitter. Barlow known as on the competition to “cease supporting rapists,” and plenty of Twitter customers have joined within the marketing campaign. Though competition director Thierry Fremaux defended the choice to incorporate Depp, who was lately embroiled in a home abuse court docket case, many really feel that Cannes is ignoring the broader challenge of sexual misconduct within the trade.
In 2019, Luc Besson confronted accusations of repeatedly raping actress Sand Van Roy, however the allegations have been dismissed in 2021. The Cannes competition bans protests, so the #CannesYouNot marketing campaign has emerged in its place technique to converse out.
Jeanne du Barry sees Depp taking part in French monarch Louis XV, with Maïwenn taking part in Madame du Barry. Actress Brie Larson has been requested whether or not she’ll watch the movie, however her reply stays unsure: “I don’t understand how I’ll really feel about it if I do.”