Olly Alexander says he will no longer wear Savage X Fenty after Johnny Depp was announced as a model

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By Asiya Ali

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Olly Alexander has announced that he is done with Savage X Fenty after reports claimed that Johnny Depp will make a featured appearance in Rihanna's upcoming brand showcase.

The 32-year-old Years and Years singer has partnered with Rihanna's fashion brand as an ambassador and has also modeled in her Valentine lingerie campaign in 2022.

However, on November 3, Alexander took to his social media to share his disappointment over the news that the Pirates of the Caribbean star could be appearing in the brand's upcoming fashion show, which is due to air on Amazon Prime Video on November 9.

He first reacted to the news by tweeting an exaggerated sad face. After, a fan replied to his tweet, writing, "But, 'Savage X Fenty' is you baby....... you wear it so well," so he wrote back, "thank you but after this news, I won't be wearing it anymore."

Read Alexander's tweets below:

The fourth iteration of the show is described as a "fashion experience" and will include performances from musicians Anitta and Burna Boy, as well as guest appearances from models like Irina Shayk, Cara Delevingne, and Precious Lee.

According to People, a source confirmed that the 59-year-old actor would be making a guest appearance in the fashion show after it was first reported by TMZ. While Depp will not be modeling or singing, he will apparently have a "star moment" during the show.

The actor's rumored appearance at the 34-year-old singer's fashion show will come months after a seven-person jury in Virginia concluded that ex-wife Amber Heard defamed him in her 2018 Washington Post op-ed about domestic violence.

The trial concluded with the Edwards Scissorhands actor being awarded more than $10 million in damages, while 36-year-old Heard was awarded $2 million after winning one of her three defamation countersuit claims.

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Months after the verdict ruling, many public figures have defended the Rum Diary actress. Last month, singer Phoebe Bridgers discussed what she described as "disgusting" social media treatment Heard received during and after the trial.

"If Amber Heard exhibited any neurotic behavior, it was held against her. Then Johnny Depp, out of his mouth, admitted some of the most violent, crazy s**t in court, and it’s somehow like, people aren’t surprised?" Bridgers said in Teen Vogue.

"It was treated like a fandom war," she said of the online commentary surrounding the trial. "Laughing at someone crying in court? It was disgusting."

Similarly, in September, Succession actor Brian Cox said he felt "sorry" for Heard during an interview with The Times, saying: "I think she got the rough end of it."

During the interview, Cox remarked that the "public love" Depp, and when the interviewer indicated that the jury in the trial also loved the actor, Cox replied: "Well, they did."

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Olly Alexander says he will no longer wear Savage X Fenty after Johnny Depp was announced as a model

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By Asiya Ali

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Olly Alexander has announced that he is done with Savage X Fenty after reports claimed that Johnny Depp will make a featured appearance in Rihanna's upcoming brand showcase.

The 32-year-old Years and Years singer has partnered with Rihanna's fashion brand as an ambassador and has also modeled in her Valentine lingerie campaign in 2022.

However, on November 3, Alexander took to his social media to share his disappointment over the news that the Pirates of the Caribbean star could be appearing in the brand's upcoming fashion show, which is due to air on Amazon Prime Video on November 9.

He first reacted to the news by tweeting an exaggerated sad face. After, a fan replied to his tweet, writing, "But, 'Savage X Fenty' is you baby....... you wear it so well," so he wrote back, "thank you but after this news, I won't be wearing it anymore."

Read Alexander's tweets below:

The fourth iteration of the show is described as a "fashion experience" and will include performances from musicians Anitta and Burna Boy, as well as guest appearances from models like Irina Shayk, Cara Delevingne, and Precious Lee.

According to People, a source confirmed that the 59-year-old actor would be making a guest appearance in the fashion show after it was first reported by TMZ. While Depp will not be modeling or singing, he will apparently have a "star moment" during the show.

The actor's rumored appearance at the 34-year-old singer's fashion show will come months after a seven-person jury in Virginia concluded that ex-wife Amber Heard defamed him in her 2018 Washington Post op-ed about domestic violence.

The trial concluded with the Edwards Scissorhands actor being awarded more than $10 million in damages, while 36-year-old Heard was awarded $2 million after winning one of her three defamation countersuit claims.

wp-image-1263156474 size-full
Credit: REUTERS / Alamy.

Months after the verdict ruling, many public figures have defended the Rum Diary actress. Last month, singer Phoebe Bridgers discussed what she described as "disgusting" social media treatment Heard received during and after the trial.

"If Amber Heard exhibited any neurotic behavior, it was held against her. Then Johnny Depp, out of his mouth, admitted some of the most violent, crazy s**t in court, and it’s somehow like, people aren’t surprised?" Bridgers said in Teen Vogue.

"It was treated like a fandom war," she said of the online commentary surrounding the trial. "Laughing at someone crying in court? It was disgusting."

Similarly, in September, Succession actor Brian Cox said he felt "sorry" for Heard during an interview with The Times, saying: "I think she got the rough end of it."

During the interview, Cox remarked that the "public love" Depp, and when the interviewer indicated that the jury in the trial also loved the actor, Cox replied: "Well, they did."

Featured image credit: JEP Celebrity Photos / Alamy