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Amber Heard, Johnny Depp and the Media Spectacle

Posted on: Sat 28 May 2022

Whether you’re a casual social media user, or a terminally-online posting addict, there’s one thing we all have in common across our various feeds – the inability to escape the most deranged and unhinged takes on the ongoing Depp-Heard defamation trial. But what does our fascination with the media spectacle really mean?

Pink Rabbit’s Shannon Rawlings explores why the messy celebrity trial is so alluring and what indulging the spectacle reflects back upon us in the dark screens of our smartphones.

Image: Sora Shimazaki via Pexels

Produced by Shannon Rawlings

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