The older I get, the lesser I care what they gossip about me.
There is hope! I can also date a super model!
I don’t think D*pp’s reputation ever actually took a hit following his divorce and I’m going to keep saying this. I followed this case from the start and I don’t ever remember popular opinion being on Amber Heard’s side. When the divorce happened she was a gold digger. When those tapes got released years ago people didn’t even need anything more than out of context audio tapes to start demanding she be removed from Aquaman 2 and calling her an abuser.
I really think the explanation is more simple than rehabbing his public image because he really didn’t get fired from the WB until after he lost his libel case. Even after some fans called to replace him, the WB and world’s most famous transphobe JKR stood by D*pp. In this wonderful piece by the Hollywood Reporter. They lay out pretty clearly why D*pp isn’t getting work in Hollywood right now and he is unlikely to have his career post his libel case in the UK win or loose.
I think it’s so much more simple than people can imagine. It’s not ruining her reputation when people never sided with her. It’s not winning back his own career. It’s definitely not about winning the case (which many lawyers have said he is unlikely to do because defamation has SUCH high bar to clear. Since he has to prove she wrote that article with the intent to cause harm.) It’s just further abuse. He is doing this because abusers can use the courts to continue to abuse their victims. It’s just a way to keep abusing her. It’s really that simple.
And that it’s SO simple and obvious and people are doing his work and abusing her for him is wild. It shows you how short the #metoo movement was, and I deeply fear the way this will affect domestic violence victims. And it is one of the reasons I will continue to be so vocal about this. I support Amber. I stand with Amber. I will defend Amber. I stand with all victims of domestic abuse. I stand with people who hit their abusers back. I stand with people who didn’t leave for whatever complicated reasons they may have had. It is not on anyone to judge how someone handles an intensely traumatic situation. I see you. I believe you. I will support you. I will defend you.
Keep My Name Out of Your Mouth -Spell-
We’ve all experienced gossip at some point, and sometimes we know exactly who is spreading the word. For those situations, I have a little chant that I have found effective to stop the person from speaking ill of you.
1). Focus on the person you wish to affect, maybe have their picture or something reminiscent of them.
2). Say the following while holding your focus
“I suggest my name you keep out of your mouth,
Or your reputation will be the one to go south.
For as you tarnish my name,
Yours will experience threefold the same.”
Note: You do not have to use threefold, as I know some people are uncomfortable with it. I simply use it to strengthen the effect of the spell.
Train update: Apparently the dude across the aisle didn’t do a good enough job of turning down his girlfriend’s sister. (I’m 95% sure he DID turn her down though).