Hollywood’s curse? Helena Bonham Carter defended J.K. Rowling and Johnny Depp amid their respective controversies — and took a strong stance against cancel culture in the process.“Do you ban a genius for their sexual practices?” the actress, 56, told U.K.
outlet The Times in an interview published on Saturday, November 26. “There would be millions of people who, if you looked closely enough at their personal life, you would disqualify them.
You can’t ban people. I hate cancel culture. It has become quite hysterical and there’s a kind of witch hunt and a lack of understanding.”When asked whether there were avenues for an A-lister to redeem themselves in the industry after a highly publicized scandal, the Crown alum was skeptical. “I don’t think there is for someone like Kevin Spacey,” she said, referring to the Seven star’s sexual assault allegations and subsequent legal drama. “And Johnny certainly went through it.”Depp, 59, was awarded $15 million earlier this year in his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, who previously identified herself as a victim of domestic violence.