See that picture up there? Are you looking at it?
That right there is my Bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric and Analysis.
That is the proof that I am literally trained to look at any situation, any argument, any artifact of rhetoric WITHOUT bias or preconceived notions. I can successfully separate anything I previously knew about a situation to look at it with a clean slate, to compare both sides of it, and to study and analyse all facts, evidence, stories, viewpoints, behavior, and elements on their own merit.
I also have OCD.
Now, this is obviously not a degree in anything, nor did it give me any training. Do you know what it DID give me? The literal fucking inability to avoid obsessing and analyzing counter arguments. I force myself to almost believe the other side because I inspect their arguments so closely to make fucking sure I am choosing the right side when I do make the choice.
So, going off of these two things, I am going to make some things very fucking clear for you people.
Throw the fact that I am a Johnny Depp fan out the window when you argue with me about defending him. The fact that I am a fan is fucking irrelevant, for the two reasons listed above. I do not defend him because I find him attractive, I do not defend him because I respect him as a person, I do not defend him because I find him to be a talented actor.
I defend him because I enjoy analysis, because I enjoy examining situations and picking them apart. I defend him because I do not enjoy when a situation is shit on and distorted so far beyond what the facts say that it starts to resemble the fucking telephone game.
The fucking guy could look like SHREK for all I care, he could be the grumpiest person in the world, he could be an ass to his fans, he could be a shit actor, and I WOULD STILL DEFEND HIM BECAUSE BEING FALSELY ACCUSED IS A CRIME IN AND OF ITSELF.
DO NOT FUCKING CALL ME AN ABUSE APOLOGIST.
Do you see me running around defending Chris Brown, or Weinstein, or Amber Heard, or Sean Penn? No. WHY? Because they are not innocent, the evidence in favor of their guilt is substantial. BECAUSE THEY ARE SEPARATE CASES, ALL WITH THEIR OWN ELEMENTS AND STORIES AND SITUATIONS. THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH JOHNNY DEPP.
I believe that REGARDLESS of what the situation is, or what accusations are being thrown around, EVERYTHING deserves to be examined and analyzed. Have you ever wondered why ‘innocent until proven guilty’ exists? Have you ever wondered why the court is forced to give ‘criminals’ a fair trial as stated in the US FUCKING CONSTITUTION?
SOME PEOPLE FUCKING LIE, SOME PEOPLE FALSELY ACCUSE OTHER PEOPLE, BUT QUESTIONING ONE ABUSE CASE DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU NEED TO RETRACT YOUR SUPPORT FOR OTHER ABUSE VICTIMS.
EVERY CASE IS DIFFERENT.
I will never stop seeing it that way.
Oh, and one more thing.
The second I see any reason to believe Johnny Depp is guilty of what he was accused of, I will drop support of him for the same reason that I do not support Chris Brown, Amber Heard, Harvey Weinstein, and Sean Penn.
But at this point, when a literal DOMESTIC ABUSE SURVIVOR is convinced that he is innocent, literally puts her career and fans on the line to say so, it leaves me pretty positive that there will never come a time that I need to pull my support for Johnny Depp.
Stop attacking Johnny Depp defenders by accusing them of the defense just because they want to fuck him or think he’s hot or….and stop wishing horrible things on J.K. Rowling for stating support of him. It just makes you look like a whiny little child that cannot accept the fact that some people are just smarter than you.