Whitney Heard took to social media to voice her anger, fuming on Instagram late Sunday evening: ‘@MTV you’re disgusting and clearly desperate! I really hope that none of the people that made this call have daughters.’
Whitney, 34, also shared another message on her Instagram Story that said ‘I stand with Amber Heard’ alongside a graphic that renamed the event the ‘DVMAs’ an apparent reference to domestic violence.’
The pre-recorded bit showed Depp, 59, dressed up as the music channel’s iconic Moonman logo in his first major TV appearance since his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Depp – whose face appeared to be superimposed in the space suit – could be heard in a voice over saying: ‘I just want you guys to know that I’m available for birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, wakes, any old thing you need.’
Alluding to his drama with his ex-wife Heard, 36, that he claims caused him to lose out on film roles, the embattled actor joked: ‘And you know what? I needed the work.’