Johnny Depp goes ahead with Stockholm performance despite calls for gig to be boycotted

The venue defended their decision to let Depp perform, saying the actor deserved to be judged as innocent until proven guilty

Maya Oppenheim
Tuesday 31 May 2016 13:19
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The venue which is an amusement park defended their decision to go ahead with the concert saying that Depp had the right to be judged as innocent until proven guilty
The venue which is an amusement park defended their decision to go ahead with the concert saying that Depp had the right to be judged as innocent until proven guilty

Johnny Depp went ahead with his performance in Stockholm despite a social media campaign calling for the show to be boycotted over the domestic abuse allegations made by his wife Amber Heard.

Depp and The Hollywood Vampires took to the stage on Monday night to perform to a full crowd.

The venue Gröna Lund faced criticism for letting Depp perform amid the abuse allegations. A social media campaign called for people to boycott the event and fans posted messages on the the venue’s Facebook event and Instagram pledging not to attend the concert.

Using the hashtag #ImWithAmber, one Facebook user said, “I was planning on going to the concert but I will boycott it.”

“Are you taking a stand against this, Gröna Lund?” said another. “I hope that as many as possible do the right thing and boycott this.”

While an Instagram user asked, “Johnny Depp is a woman abuser so how about setting up their concert?”

The venue defended their decision to go ahead with the concert, saying that Depp had the right to be judged as innocent until proven guilty.

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“We are opposed to any sort of violence, of course,” Annika Troselius, a spokesperson for the venue which is an amusement park, told People Magazine. “But it's also equally important that we cannot judge someone beforehand. Everyone, including Johnny Depp, should be allowed to have the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty.”

The Hollywood Vampires, which also features Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, are on the European leg of their tour.

A representative for Depp did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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