London: Looks like recent domestic abuse allegations against Hollywood actor Johnny Depp are not cooling off any time soon.
The 53-year-old actor has received tons of backlash on social media for his recent casting in the sequel to JK Rowling`s `Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them` for a secretive role, reports the Daily Mail.
Heard filed for divorce from Depp in May when she appeared in a Los Angeles court with a bruised face. She sought a temporary restraining order against the `Pirates of the Caribbean` star whom she accused of abuse.While many Potterheads did not appreciate the decision, several fans took to social media to personally message the movie franchise`s official account as well as JK Rowling to express their distaste.
One user named @wednesdaydreams wrote, "hello @jk_rowling @FantasticBeasts the Harry Potter universe is all about being against the abuse of power and yet you cast a known abuser?"
Another microblogger @annalikestweets wrote, "hey @jk_rowling many harry potter fans are survivors, and this hurts them so much!"
Some pointed out the double standards in showbiz and complained about the actor continuing on with a successful career.
"Winona Ryder stole something once and her career plummeted. Johnny Depp abused his wife & he continues to get roles. i love double standards," one user wrote sarcastically.
Depp, who will appear in a cameo in the first film, reportedly will have a bigger role alongside British star Eddie Redmayne in the sequel in 2018.