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Amber Heard's L'Oreal ad slammed for calling her 'humanitarian', petitions demand her removal as spokesperson

The petitions accuse the 'Aquaman' star of misrepresenting herself and the 'MeToo' movement
UPDATED FEB 13, 2020
(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Multiple petitions to remove Amber Heard as the spokeswoman of L'Oréal are trending after audiotapes in which the actress allegedly admitted to physically abusing her former husband and actor Johnny Depp surfaced earlier this month.

The petitions — started on by Hillary Deanna and Federica P — accused the 'Aquaman' star of misrepresenting herself and the 'MeToo' movement. In addition, Deanne also added that the actress was not a good role model for girls and women.

"If roles were reversed, Mr Depp would have (and has had) many of his, if not all of his roles, and sponsorships taken away. Why should this be any different in the case of Ms Heard, as it is now known who the true abuser is?" Deanna added. 

Although both the petitions have yet to reach their signature goals, they have gone viral on social media, with users ganging up on both Heard and L'Oréal, urging the beauty brand to remove the actress from their ad campaign. 

“Imagine watching tv and seeing your abuser getting portrayed as a ‘humanitarian’ Triggering and heartbreaking right? Well that happens to Johnny Depp and his family every time they see the L'Oreal add featuring their abuser Amber Heard @LOrealParisUSA STOP GLORIFYING ABUSERS!!” one wrote, while another commented, "Amber Heard admits she abused Johnny Depp. Supporting an abusive liar is the lowest of the low.#CancelAmberHeard#AmberHeardIsAnAbuser L'Oréal: Remove Amber Heard as L'Oréal spokeperson (sic)." 

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend The UK Premiere of 'The Rum Diary' at on November 3, 2011 in London (Getty Images)

Yet a third said, “Why is Amber Heard listed as Actor and Humanitarian in this L’Oréal ad? Does ‘humanitarian’ also stand for beating up and ridiculing Johnny Depp?” 
The people also threatened to stop using products from the branded cosmetics line if the company keeps using Heard as the face for promotions. “Apparently, the backlash they are receiving on Twitter hasn't been enough. #BoycottLoreal," one said, while another tweeted, “You seriously played an Amber Heard commercial during the Oscars? Seriously? #BoycottLoreal #JusticeforJohnnyDepp." 

The audio recordings, obtained by Daily Mail, seemed to suggest that she was not the victim of domestic abuse, as she had been alleging for years, and was the perpetrator instead.