Breaking news – (NEWZ247) Nina Dobrev is to be taken to task for her so-called hypocritical support of Time’s Up. The Vampire Diaries actress has been a proponent of the movement. She even hired the organization’s logo for her Instagram and Twitter profile photos. She’s since deleted the series of shots, but, of course, they live on on the Internet.
“Johnny and his Hollywood Vampires,” the 29-year-old actress captioned the series of pix, which were taken at Steven Tyler’s inaugural Janie’s Fund Grammys viewing party in L.A. on Sunday. Depp was wearing a Hollywood Vampires jacket — it’s the name of his supergroup, also including.
Depp, 54, was accused of committing domestic violence against his now ex-wife Amber Heard in 2016. Although there were photos, a restraining order, and several people collaborating her claims (including Depp’s former business managers in court documents, and reportedly his personal assistant), he was not prosecuted. The couple ultimately settled their divorce and, after a lot of legal rigamarole, the restraining order was dropped. Heard was awarded $7 million, which she announced would be divided among charities with a “focus to stop violence against women.”
This all took place before Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct rocked Hollywood. Depp’s reputation took a hit, but the actor’s career has continued to flourish. The Pirates of the Caribbean star, who has denied abusing his ex-wife, is still gainfully employed with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, coming out later this year.
Here are some of the posts that have popped up in response to Dobrev’s Depp pix. She was called “hypocritical” and told, from another commenter, it “goes against what you believe about feminism.”
Nina Dobrev is really out here tweeting about meeting Johnny Depp in front of woke twitter with a ‘Times Up’ icon, this won’t end well
— abs (@margotrobbve) January 30, 2018
look at your profile icon and look at this photo with this man, it practically goes against what you believe about feminism
— alana (@ninjdobrev) January 30, 2018
nina dobrev enjoying her time with johnny depp while being a part of time’s up movement just goes to show how hypocritical and two-faced hollywood actually is
— deenerys (@cdaenerys) January 30, 2018
nina dobrev really is so ugly for having a times up icon while posting pictures with johnny depp. it’s disappointing and shows how fake hollywood activism is, they’ll use hashtags and wear black to show their support, but it’s all really just to protect their own image.
— ️itchin (@shadywinemom) January 30, 2018
Dobrev seemed embarrassed by her own gaffe — or just didn’t want to deal — and wiped her social media accounts clean of the snap, which also included her hairstylist and friend Riawna Capri.
But she has also received a lot of support from her fans in the matter, who have called it bullying. They have also called out the many people who “liked” the photos before they were pulled down.
Dobrev is one of various famous celebrities who have been called out for sending mixed messages related to their support of Time’s Up. James Franco’s Time’s Up pin at the Golden Globes set off an unforgettable chain of events for him. Ditto Aziz Ansari. Selena Gomez, who donated to Time’s Up, recently worked with Woody Allen. Justin Timberlake, who also wore a pin, appeared in the same film, something pointed out again yesterday by Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan.