Drew Barrymore is sorry for joking about the domestic violence allegations raised in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard libel lawsuit.
“It has been brought to my attention that I have offended people by making light of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and for that I just want to deeply apologize,” the talk show host, 47, began. years, in a one-minute video posted on her. Instagram Sunday.
Barrymore said she appreciates those who have criticized her because “it can be a teachable moment for me and how I move forward and how I conduct myself.”
“I can be a more thoughtful and better person moving forward because all I want is to be a good person,” she added.
“I really appreciate the depth of this and I will grow and change from this…And I thank everyone for helping me grow along the way and for teaching me. Thank you.”
During Friday’s episode of “The Drew Barrymore Show,” Barrymore joked with guest Anthony Anderson about the high-profile lawsuit.
“It’s, like, one layer of madness — it’s a seven-layered dip of madness,” the ‘Never Been Kissed’ star said, with a smirk on her face, of the revelations in the affair, causing the audience to burst into laughter. .
Anderson added: “It’s really amazing to sit down and read the transcripts of what they did to each other!”
Barrymore said she caught up on the trial every night and asked, “What about the burnt body? And why the Honda Civic? referring to a text message Depp, 58, sent his friend about how he hoped Heard’s “rotting corpse was decomposing in the f-king trunk of a Honda Civic.”
Barrymore went on to call the trial “so fascinating” and concluded, “I know these are the real lives of two people and I know what it’s like to have your life made public. I understand all the feelings, but they actually offer this information.
Depp fans flooded Barrymore’s Instagram with the hashtag #JusticeforJohnnyDepp, which was widely used in support of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star.
One person also commented, “Stop making fun of victims of domestic violence 😠.”
Meanwhile, on Twitter, several people pointed out that they thought Barrymore was highlighting the double standard when men speak out against women when it comes to abuse.
“Drew Barrymore makes jokes about Johnny Depp, then people wonder why men don’t talk about abuse, people make a joke of it…at least Barreymore has some backlash,” one user tweeted.
Another agreed: “Very disappointed with @DrewBarrymore given his background with substances and knowing Johnny Depp.
“I wish she had given the same respect to this issue that she did when Even [sic] Rachel Wood was on his show. Does she only have this consideration with women claiming DV? 🤔”
Evan Rachel Wood, who accused Depp’s girlfriend Marilyn Manson of sexual abuse, appeared on the Barrymore talk show in March.
The ’50 First Dates’ star conducted this interview with empathy, warning her audience at the time to be careful of young viewers and that it could be a ‘trigger’ for other abuse survivors to hear, but she said. felt it was “a very important story to share.”