Will Smith and his colleague, Johnny Depp, are both making a career comeback after cancellation in the media court. A bounce back from cancel culture is a miracle. You can ask Ye.
Currently, Smith is on a press tour to promote his upcoming movie, “Emancipation.” While Depp has been completely cleared and vindicated following his court win against his estranged ex-wife, Amber Heard. His friend and collaborator, Helena B. Carter, confirmed to The Times that Depp is fine now.
Kelcey Kintner, Brand expert and senior vice president of Red Banyan, discussed the difficulty of “cancel culture” with Fox News Digital. According to him, most celebrities find it quite challenging to bounce back after being “canceled.”
He further explained that a lot of things can come into play when trying to get out of “cancel culture purgatory.” However, with enough time, the celebrity can slowly work their way back to the positive side of the public’s perception.
In other words, Will Smith and Johnny Depp’s career comeback after the public’s cancellation is amazing; it may not be the same for everyone.
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Kelcey Kintner Explains Will Smith and Johnny Depp’s Comeback from Cancellation
Before their comeback, Will Smith was directly responsible for the action that led to his career cancellation, unlike Johnny Depp. Smith walked up the stage of the 2022 Oscars and slapped Chris Rock.
It came after the comic made a joke about his wife’s baldness caused by a condition called alopecia. He was blamed for his action and has suffered severely following sanctions and personal grief.
Kitner stated that Will Smith’s personality before the incident possibly helped his career comeback after cancellation by the public. He put out an apology video to clear things up. Currently, his movie “Emancipation” will be released on Dec. 2.
Depp’s case was a result of his ex-wife’s wicked heart. Amber Heard tagged him a “wife beater” and claimed that she was a victim of domestic violence. Although Heard didn’t name him directly, her claims adversely affected the actor’s career.
Fortunately, after the trial concluded, Johnny Depp has appeared at the MTV VMAs and in Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty fashion show after his career cancellation. He is also directing a film with Al Pacino and Barry Navidi titled, “Modi.”