See A Man Who Hates Amber Heard Picket Comic Con Wearing Her Costume And Calling For Boycott

A man took cosplay to the extreme, when he showed up to Comic-Con dressed as Amber Heard, and a sign to boycott her new film.

By Mark McKee | Published

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Warner Brothers are in a tough spot. Not only have they played second fiddle to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe since the culmination of The Dark Knight trilogy, but now their best chances at gaining ground are plagued by controversy. While films like Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the Gods filled fans with hope; significant questions loom over the already established heroes of the DC Extended Universe. Ezra Miller’s legal troubles caused a deafening silence surrounding his upcoming movie, Flash. And the ongoing Amber Heard and Johnny Depp saga forced Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom to the back burner. Of course, just because WB is staying largely silent on these two projects, fans aren’t. One fan went above and beyond to make a statement about Amber Heard and her involvement in the underwater sequel. 

Ben Ginsburg, known on Twitter as @GarlicBreadBen, wasn’t ready to let the silence surround Aquaman 2. He took to the crowd on Saturday dressed in a Mera (Amber Heard’s character) costume with a sign calling for the boycott of the movie. The sign contained a picture of Heard from the trial and a collection of quotes played during the proceedings. The quotes painted a devastating picture of the relationship and Heard’s treatment of Depp. The caption of his Twitter post called for WB to fire Heard from the role. 

Ginsburg isn’t alone in his belief that Amber Heard should be removed. A petition on Change.Org to remove the actress from the role outlines the belief and has reached over 4.6 million signatures. After their ugly divorce, Heard wrote an article claiming Depp abused her constantly. The result was Depp’s removal from the Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic Beasts franchises. He followed with a $50 million lawsuit and claimed she was untruthful in her claims, which he won due mainly to the revelations that she was equally as abusive, if not more. The idea that Heard remains in Aquaman 2 while WB almost immediately removed Depp from two franchises, one under the same roof as the DCEU, has angered many fans and spurred the petition further. 

Fans at San Diego Comic-Con responded on Twitter to Ginsburg. A fan posted a photo of him and a better look at his sign with the caption, “Not all heroes wear capes.” 

Another person posted an image of his own and commented on the hat Ginsburg topped the costume off with, “Some heroes wear poop hat.” 

Another tweet showed a picture of a story on the website, calling Ginsburg a Johnny Depp fan. Ginsburg responded that he wasn’t a fan of Depp, but he was a survivor of abuse, and the Amber Heard situation hit close to home. 

Of course, WB is pivoting as much attention as possible on upcoming films Black Adam, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Blue Beetle, Batgirl, and more. But the entire saga of Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard raises essential questions about how the world responds to accusations of abuse and gender. With simply the accusation being enough for Johnny Depp to be unceremoniously replaced in two massive franchises, will the same hold true for Amber Heard after losing a $50 million defamation case? Time will tell.