Emily Hampshire is in some deep schitt.
After poking fun at Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s infamous court case by dressing up at the ex-couple on Halloween, the Schitt’s Creek star was served one mega-pint of backlash.
For those who don’t know, Depp filed a defamation lawsuit after Heard described herself as a “public figure” for domestic abuse in a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post.
While the actress didn’t mention her ex-husband by name in the essay, a Virginia jury ultimately ruled in favour of the Pirates of the Caribbean star after a gruelling six weeks of testimonies in early 2022.
Amid the accusations hurled over the course of the trial was Heard’s graphic retelling of the time Depp allegedly sexually assaulted her with a wine bottle, while Depp argued that Heard was the one who was abusive to him, claiming she severed the tip of his finger by throwing a vodka bottle at him.
The Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory actor also claimed Heard had defecated on his side of the bed and later blamed it on their dogs.
In a since-deleted series of photos, Hampshire — who starred as Stevie on all six seasons of Schitt’s Creek — dressed up as Depp. No, not Jack Sparrow Depp. But courtroom, slicked-back ponytail in a nice suit Depp.
Meanwhile, a friend of hers dressed as the courtroom version of Heard and put on her most distressed face — one that the actress was often ridiculed for on social media during the highly publicised trial.
In each photo, the duo carried a fake poop — a sure nod to Depp’s grotesque allegation against his former wife.
At one point, Hampshire even held a wine bottle. However, it’s unclear whether that was a reference to Heard’s assault allegation or the viral meme during Depp’s interrogation, in which Heard’s lawyer asked if he poured himself a “mega-pint of red wine.”
Whichever it was, social media users were not happy.
“Emily Hampshire being gross for Halloween,” one wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter), while another added, “Beyond disgusting @emilyhampshire you should be ashamed of yourself.”
A third person posted, “It really is a special kind of depraved to keep the costumes going a full year and a half later. @emilyhampshire clearly felt the need to rise to the task.”
Someone else fumed, “I understand that you’re upset because you’ve been in the industry most of your life and people still don’t know who the f**k you are, but doing this insensitive bulls** because you admire a man who wanted to fuck his wife’s corpse isn’t gonna get you an Oscar.”
This article originally appeared in Decider and was reproduced with permission