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Jack Sparrow chocolates to “Mega Pint” mugs, how Johnny Depp’s attempt boosted online souvenir sales

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An iconic Johnny Depp quote on a shirt being sold by a vendor reads, “Isn’t Happy Hour Anytime?”

Johnny Depp’s infamous defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard has hogged multiple social media platforms since it began in mid-April 2022. Just as we thought this couldn’t get past viral moments, audios, fan theories, and parodies, another bizarre outcome is a thriving souvenir industry on the internet.

From memes and jokes, souvenirs such as Pirates of the Caribbean-themed cutlery and stationery are now being sold online by small businesses.


Johnny Depp laughs during trial as Amber Heard’s attorney challenges his own question

Depp is suing his ex-wife Heard for $50 million for defamation in relation to an op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post in 2018 about domestic violence. Although she didn’t name a specific person, Johnny lost certain creditable opportunities. Heard is suing for $100 million in damages. The trial was adjourned for this week but will resume on Monday, May 16, in the same courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia. The trial is being streamed live and millions of viewers worldwide are following and have shared their reactions in real-time on social media platforms.

Viral moments and statements from the process have become trendy audios. Additionally, these viral moments have become an inspiration for certain creators and artists to come up with themed souvenirs, mainly in support of Depp. The crafting industry is thriving thanks to platforms for crafting sellers like Etsy. Searching for “Johnny Depp Trial” on Etsy returns thousands of results. This includes slogan sweatshirts, mugs and mugs, wine glasses and even art prints.

In a viral moment from the courtroom, when Depp was interrupted because it was hearsay, a vendor was offering a “Hearsay Tavern shirt.” Another iconic Johnny Depp quote was featured on a t-shirt being sold by a vendor that read, “Isn’t Happy Hour Anytime?”

Commemorating another iconic moment of the “mega-pint of wine,” several vendors have used the phrase and created drinkware with slogans. Birthday cards, candy bars, stickers and many other treats are on offer.

A small business owner on Instagram has been printing dollars since she started selling homemade baskets of Depp/Heard study products. She said: “As you can probably see… I was glued to the Johnny Depp suitcase when I placed my orders. So I hand made a whole gift package and the winner gets it delivered to their door. If you’re following the case or have seen snippets of it, then this gift set will make sense to you.” She shared the gift hamper with, “A Large Captain Jack Sparrow Luxury Irish Milk Chocolate Bars. An ‘Objection Hearsay’ Large Luxury Irish Milk Chocolate Bar. A ‘Never Fear Truth’ Large Luxury Irish Milk Chocolate Bar (This title is the name of one of Johnny Depp’s art projects.) A ‘You Rise, You Fall’ print A ‘Mega Pint’ print A Mega Pint -Glass. A mega pint mug.”

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