‘Marrying Johnny Depp does not define my sexuality.’ Says Amber Heard

‘Marrying Johnny Depp does not define my sexuality.’ Says Amber Heard

Actress Amber Heard has spoken out again about her sexual orientation, saying hers is not defined by her marriage.

The actress, who stars in The Danish Girl, came out in 2010 as she dated photographer Tasya van Ree. She later married Johnny Depp, and adopted his two children, but says marrying a man does not define her sexual orientation.

Speaking to the Independent, Heard said she feels a need to speak out in order to educate people.

She said: “The one way we will achieve change in a positive direction towards accepting people for who they are and looking beyond superficial means to judge people instead of falling prey to our prejudices and our tribal instincts towards fear. The only way we’re going to get over that is by being familiarised with it, by being exposed to it.

“I’ve said this before but education is the antidote to prejudice.”

Heard previously said she has to “fight” for movie roles since she came out.

Going on, she said she thought celebrities who stay in the closet are “inadvertently admitting it’s wrong” to be gay or bisexual. “I personally think that if you deny something or if you hide something, you’re inadvertently admitting it’s wrong. I hate the idea of a label just as much as anyone else but I’m with who I’m with. I’m not a better actress than I was yesterday and my personal life should have no effect on that.”

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  1. ken
    January 10, 05:59 Reply

    You go gurrrl!

    I think this is so true. Its just that bisexuals receive criticisms from both ends, making it hard to trust these people in relationships. Many “obviously gay” people sometimes claim to be bi for various reasons

  2. Kenny
    January 10, 06:20 Reply

    Thank you Amber. We need more visibility. You can’t be a gay celeb and stay in the closet. It means you feel it’s something wrong that you have to hide.

  3. Dennis Macaulay
    January 10, 07:13 Reply

    This sexually fluid matter is very confusing to me!

    Are you Bi or nah?

    • Pink Panther
      January 10, 07:34 Reply

      I thought you’d applaud her, seeing as she’s preaching the ‘no labels’ gospel you like to preach 🙂

      • Dennis Macaulay
        January 10, 08:14 Reply

        She said in an interview that she is sexually fluid and I am quite confused because I have been hearing a lot of that recently! What does it mean? Are you bisexual?

        Labels? Bitch I identify as a gay man, your point is?

    • keredim
      January 10, 11:57 Reply

      Lets not forget “Sexually fluid” is also a label?

  4. Mandy
    January 10, 08:02 Reply

    In other words, don’t think for a second that she’s straight just becos she’s married to a man. This assertion of sexuality is a battle I suppose bisexuals have to fight all the time. Stay with the same sex, you get labelled as gay. Stay with the opposite sex too long, you get labelled as straight. People have a hard time grasping the concept of one who can move from one sexuality lane to the other quite fluidly.

  5. Delle
    January 10, 09:56 Reply

    Thank you Heard, I perfectly heard all you said and I quite agree with what I heard.
    But for you to have married Johnny, doesn’t that mean you are bisexual? And if you are bisexual, don’t you have it better? I mean relatively. Before people would tag me bi-phobic, I just feel the bisexuals have it a lot easier and saying you actually ‘fought’ for roles after you came out is just heartbreaking (the gay ones would just probably faint for roles then) or maybe it wasn’t your sexuality after all.
    #mythoughts

    And why Johnny Depp?!

  6. sensei
    January 10, 10:38 Reply

    “I personally think that if you deny something or if you hide something, you’re inadvertently admitting it’s wrong”.

    Well how did they come to the point where they felt that their sexuality was something to be hidden? Where did the idea come from? Did they come upon it on their own? Or they were conditioned to think so by the world they were born into? Why do we make life so difficult for ourselves? First, you are made to believe that your sexuality is abnormal. Then later they declare with tongue-in-cheek that you are normal. You look in their eyes and see that they don’t mean what they say. The proof: you have to fight to get roles after coming out. I really wonder when people disparage closeted homosexuals. I mean what is the evil that is really going on here? That a crazy sniper is randomly shooting people who wear pink on the street? Or that people who weak pink clothing are running into hiding for their safety?
    Self preservation is NOT evil. Rather, it is that which threatens the integrity of self that is EVIL, in this case homophobia.
    Hiding from danger has evolutionary origins and is present in all forms of life.
    What I am saying is this: running from evil is not evil. It is obviously BETTER to fight evil but it is OKAY to run from evil. The only evil in this picture is the EVIL itself (eg homophobia) and not the running. Fear has its uses.
    Now this doesn’t mean RUNNING should always be encouraged. What I disagree with is how we make closeted people feel like something is wrong with them. They are gay and are already made to feel like something is wrong with them. Now they hide this thing they have been told is wrong and again they are told something is wrong with them?

    Abeg nothing is wrong with any gay man whether closeted or not. For those who hide, blame the world for giving them reason to hide.
    If we want people to come out, we will never succeed by taunting them or mocking them to do so.We should not judge or condemn people who are closeted. We should rather UNDERSTAND them and inspire them to come out if coming out is what we want to achieve.
    Yes, heroes are needed for the cause. But heroes are conceived by inspiration not compulsion.

    • Pink Panther
      January 10, 11:04 Reply

      Lordie! This is a very round, very sound admonishment. I think I’ll pick pieces of it and update on Facebook.

  7. Abrams T
    January 10, 10:46 Reply

    She’s clamoring about how she isn’t defined by who she’s with and here you all are “Bisexual or Nah”. Its funny how people want to be heard but never listen.

  8. Zol
    January 10, 11:58 Reply

    Who else has seen The Danish Girl?

    Hands down, one of the most beautiful movies, I have ever ever seen.

  9. keredim
    January 10, 12:21 Reply

    So are they in an open marriage then? Does this mean she can screw anyone other than Johnny Depp during the marriage?

    Ordinarily its is none of my business, but since she put it out there I need clarity, so that i know how to approach Mr Depp in future. ?

    • Max 2.0
      January 10, 13:20 Reply

      She never said anything about being in an open marriage.. Akwuna!!. Theres a difference between sexuality and relationship types.

      • keredim
        January 10, 14:16 Reply

        Ngwa Sisi Virtue, seeing that her sexuality is all over the place. How is it going to be satisfied in a closed marriage with a man, when her sexuality needs to flow??

    • Pink Panther
      January 10, 16:22 Reply

      Hahahahahahahaa! Keredim, looking to make Johnny a client, are we?

      • keredim
        January 10, 17:25 Reply

        Nah he wouldn’t be my first choice, but his address book is very impressive?

  10. Kester
    January 11, 06:50 Reply

    So is his bank account dearest kerealwaysonthelookout
    BTW :sensei you have given me life this morning.
    Mmuah much, hopes that lands on the lips that spews forth such uncommon wisdom and stays there longer than appropriate.

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