(PresidentialHill.com)- After being approached by Rolling Stone magazine, TikTok blocked a number of popular videos suggesting anomalies in Amber Heard’s story.
Heard is being sued for defamation by her ex, Johnny Depp, and her questionable accusations about his behavior have been met with skepticism and scorn.
Rolling Stone contacted the site, claiming that the films ‘glorified violence or misery,’ in an apparent attempt to limit the distribution of humiliating viral videos that depicted Heard in a negative light.
One of the videos in question, which TikTok eventually removed, had two cats impersonating Heard and Depp.
According to Reclaim the Net, Heard’s testimony is reenacted in the film by a cat in a blond wig. The same cat in a black wig and a Pirates of the Caribbean bandana impersonates Johnny Depp.
When the video starts, the cat playing Heard is briefly swatted with a finger.
The videos poke fun at Heard’s apparent discrepancies, notably the portion when she says she “turned to gaze at Depp” after he attacked her.
“Don’t you have to be looking at someone in the face to be able to slap them across it?” read the description on the original video.
After more than 14 million views, the video, initially shared by a user with the handle @heyitsgingerandpepper, was taken down.
Rolling Stone writers reported multiple videos to TikTok saying they broke the platform’s anti-bullying and harassment regulations, prohibiting “material that disparages victims of tragic events.”
The lurid headline on Rolling Stone’s attack story was “Demoralizing and Demeaning: A Gross TikTok Trend Mocking Amber Heard is Going Viral.”
Are cat memes gross?
Ridiculing what happened to Heard, or more likely, what did not occur, is equivalent to mocking a “violent tragedy?”
That is ludicrous.
This is just another example of legacy media being weaponized to combat “hate” and “misinformation” to craft their favored narrative.