BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
The BBC has been slammed and tagged insensitive for slating Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass to air on BBC2 at 8:30pm last night.
The media house came under attack by disappointed viewers who felt showing the movie at this time was inappropriate based on the circumstances currently surrounding one of the star actors of the movie, Johnny Depp. Someone said on Twitter: “Of course, the @BBC have scheduled a Johnny Depp film to be shown at prime kiddy time. Solid role model.”
In the movie, Alice finds herself back in Underland with the White Queen, the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Her friends tell her that the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) is in a funk over the loss of his family. Hoping to save his loved ones, Alice steals the Chronosphere from Time to travel into the past. While there, she encounters the younger Hatter and the evil Red Queen.
Johnny is currently involved in an increasingly messy divorce case with his estranged wife Amber Heard. Amber cited irreconcilable differences as her reason for the divorce but also alleged recently that Johnny Depp had been hitting her during the 15 months of their marriage. Johnny’s legal team has called the claims incredulous and just another trick Amber wants to pull to get my massive divorce settlements (which she says she plans to donate to an NGO that stands against domestic violence).
Police officers that responded to her call on the night of the last alleged abuse said they did not see signs of a scuffle and that Amber had refused to make an official report (Her friend later came out to say she was too shaken to say anything). Johnny’s bodyguards also said Amber only tried to stage a compromising situation for Depp and that she was actually the aggressive one.