Johnny Depp has just landed on TikTok and already gained 2.5 million followers on his new official account without sharing a single post.
On Monday, fans noticed that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor had created the social media account, following the end of his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard last week.
Depp has yet to post any content or explain why he has started the account but his bio reads: “Occasional Thespian.”
Depp was awarded $15 million in damages in the trial after the jury found that Heard defamed him in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed. The jury also found Depp liable for defamation against Heard when one of his attorneys claimed her allegations of sexual abuse were a “hoax” and awarded the “Aquaman” star $2 million in damages.
The actor has been receiving a lot of support on social media, especially TikTok, during the trial. Weeks into the trial, before Heard even took the stand against her ex-husband, a cohort of Depp fans took over Twitter and TikTok, posting fancams, memes, and supportive messages about the actor, suggesting they thought he should win the trial.
Depp was a clear favorite on social media during the trial, with the hashtag #JusticeForJohnnyDepp receiving 33 billion TikTok views, and the hashtag #JusticeForAmberHeard receiving only 86 million views to date.
Various TikTok creators have also said they support Depp’s decision to join TikTok. Some creators have captioned their videos, “Welcome to TikTok, Johnny,” saying they want the actor to take part in TikTok trends and are excited to see what kind of content he might post.