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Tue May 17, 2022, 09:06 PM

 

America more interested in Depp-Heard trial than abortion

https://www.axios.com/2022/05/17/amber-heard-johnny-depp-trial-social-media

The defamation trial between actors and former spouses Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has quickly amassed more online attention than some of the country'sy biggest and most pressing news stories, including the leaked Supreme Court decision and Russia's war in Ukraine.

Why it matters: While political America hangs on an impending Supreme Court verdict on abortion, many more eyeballs are focused on developments in the Depp-Heard trial.

Driving the news: News articles about the trial, which began April 12, have generated more total social media interactions (likes, comments, shares) than coverage about abortion and the Supreme Court or inflation, according to exclusive data from NewsWhip.

On a per-article basis, the trial has dwarfed all other major topics in the news (see chart above).

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Regarding the trial, this is the first Iíve heard of it.

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Reply America more interested in Depp-Heard trial than abortion (Original post)
Dial H For Hero May 2022 OP
bahboo May 2022 #1
onecaliberal May 2022 #2
BradAllison May 2022 #3
alphafemale May 2022 #19
SunImp May 2022 #20
JI7 May 2022 #22
OAITW r.2.0 May 2022 #4
MerryBlooms May 2022 #5
Dial H For Hero May 2022 #6
MerryBlooms May 2022 #7
Dial H For Hero May 2022 #11
MerryBlooms May 2022 #14
Dial H For Hero May 2022 #16
House of Roberts May 2022 #8
MerryBlooms May 2022 #12
PlanetBev May 2022 #9
Sympthsical May 2022 #10
LiberatedUSA May 2022 #13
MerryBlooms May 2022 #15
canetoad May 2022 #17
appalachiablue May 2022 #18
JI7 May 2022 #21

Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2022, 09:07 PM

1. bread and circuses....

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2022, 09:09 PM

2. Really grasping at straws. The thousands of people in the street over the weekend.

The press and their stories get more ridiculous by the minute.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2022, 09:10 PM

3. The men's rights and incels are very into the trial.... n/m

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Response to BradAllison (Reply #3)

Wed May 18, 2022, 01:30 AM

19. J Depp does not have previous reports of being abusive in relationships.

 

A Heard does.

She is also a terrible actor throughout all this. Ugly cry face with no actual tears.

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Response to BradAllison (Reply #3)

Wed May 18, 2022, 02:21 AM

20. +1 disgusting bastards using this trial to bash women

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Response to BradAllison (Reply #3)

Wed May 18, 2022, 02:27 AM

22. Yes, it's what racists do whenever a black person commits a crime . They use these things to try

to claim there is no racism or sexism .

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2022, 09:10 PM

4. Sad, nt

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2022, 09:11 PM

5. Really, first you've heard? My phone has the news alert

Turned on, and I've had several alerts about it, it's Johnny Depp... He made a few movies. 😄

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #5)

Tue May 17, 2022, 09:21 PM

6. While I've seen many films with Depp, I have zero interest in celebrity gossip.

 

Itís almost certain that I saw news feeds that mentioned the trial, but I normally skip over such headlines without them registering. They interest me about as much as the morning farm futures report.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #6)

Tue May 17, 2022, 09:28 PM

7. Yeah, I'm not into celebrity news, but come on,

Your headline/story shows how many are! Plus, it's almost daily news alert. You're dismissing your own post.😆

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #7)

Tue May 17, 2022, 09:42 PM

11. I'm an outlier on this, granted.

 

I recall someone asking me something about Kim Cardassian (sp?) a few years ago. Iíd heard the name, and that was the extent of my knowledge regarding her. Apparently my level of disinterest and ignorance of such matters is a bit unusual.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #11)

Tue May 17, 2022, 09:58 PM

14. I get alerts and so I k ow about a court case,

I don't know which one is suing the other, don't know why, but, I have definitely heard of this bs, because news alerts on my phone. I also get news alerts about Ukraine, President Biden, etc... News I will check out if I'm not at work. I get why lot of folks might be interested though, National Enquierer or Stars, type mag rags at the checkouts... The papers folks take home in a brown paper bag. 🥸

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #14)

Tue May 17, 2022, 10:02 PM

16. I don't have news alerts set up on my phone.

 

Thatís likely the reason.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2022, 09:31 PM

8. I still don't know which one sued the other,

and I don't really care.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #8)

Tue May 17, 2022, 09:44 PM

12. I don't know either, and don't care, but I get alerts

Like I'm supposed to care. 😆

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2022, 09:41 PM

9. Nobody I know talks about the Depp trial

Or has any interest. I couldnít even tell you what itís about. But then again, Iíve never watched a soap opera in my life.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2022, 09:41 PM

10. The rallies were out of the news in about 12 hours

I looked around just to confirm. CNN, MSNBC, NYT, all down at the bottom in a blurb. Buffalo didn't help, naturally, but they weren't covered much even then. If I weren't on political boards, I probably wouldn't have known they were happening.

I keep trying to explain, marching for a few hours does not do what it used to. It isn't the 1960s.

That said, the Depp-Heard trial is enthralling. I've never seen someone get wrecked like that on the stand before. I've been listening to it while working/doing homework. It's some wacky shit.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2022, 09:52 PM

13. Both subjects involve someone dropping a big...

 

Östeaming pile.

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Response to LiberatedUSA (Reply #13)

Tue May 17, 2022, 09:59 PM

15. Yep 😄

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2022, 11:10 PM

17. You deserve a k&r for this

Not because it's excellent news but because it's damn true.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 01:24 AM

18. Give them celebrity & scandal, who cares about democracy stuff S/

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 02:24 AM

21. Most people just aren't into politics and if they are it's because of something funny or

entertaining that happened like an appearance on late night comic show .

But there will never be much interest on policy issues among many people.

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