Sunday 26 June 2022 07:09 AM Sir Paul McCartney divides opinion as he projects clip of Johnny Depp on stage ... trends now

Sunday 26 June 2022 07:09 AM Sir Paul McCartney divides opinion as he projects clip of Johnny Depp on stage ... trends now
Sunday 26 June 2022 07:09 AM Sir Paul McCartney divides opinion as he projects clip of Johnny Depp on stage ... trends now

Sunday 26 June 2022 07:09 AM Sir Paul McCartney divides opinion as he projects clip of Johnny Depp on stage ... trends now

Sir Paul McCartney played a clip of Johnny Depp from an old music video as he headlined Glastonbury on Saturday night.

The former Beatles singer, 80, took to the famous Pyramid Stage this weekend and actor Johnny, 59, was seen using sign language on a screen behind him as Sir Paul sung his track My Valentine.

Johnny, who recently won his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, was featured in the 2012 music video for My Valentine alongside actress Natalie Portman, 41, and Sir Paul's choice to use the clip at Glastonbury divided opinion among music fans.

Making music: Sir Paul McCartney, 80, played a clip of Johnny Depp from an old music video as he headlined Glastonbury on Saturday night

Making music: Sir Paul McCartney, 80, played a clip of Johnny Depp from an old music video as he headlined Glastonbury on Saturday night

The visual, which features Natalie lip syncing to the music while Johnny strums an acoustic guitar, was streamed on the big screens at Worthy Farm as well as on the BBC. 

Sir Paul recently used the footage in his recent US Get Back tour, while the Pirates Of The Caribbean star was in the midst of his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, which he later won.

The rocker did not address Johnny's $100million court case against Amber directly during the concert but as soon as the images of the actor appeared on stage, the crowd cheered.

Big screens: The former Beatles singer, 80, took to the famous Pyramid Stage this weekend and actor Johnny, 59, was seen using sign language on a screen behind him

Big screens: The former Beatles singer, 80, took to the famous Pyramid Stage this weekend and actor Johnny, 59, was seen using sign language on a screen behind him

Video star: Johnny, who recently won his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, was featured in the 2012 music video for My Valentine

Video star: Johnny, who recently won his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, was featured in the 2012 music video for My Valentine

All stars: Actress Natalie Portman, 41, also appeared in the clip which was taken from the music video

All stars: Actress Natalie Portman, 41, also appeared in the clip which was taken from the music video

The use of the clip divided the opinion of viewers who were watching Sir Paul's performance on BBC One from home. 

Taking to Twitter to praise the musician - who celebrated his 80th birthday on 18 June - for using the clip, one fan wrote: 'Happy Birthday Sir Paul, hope it was a blessed and wonderful day and thank you for supporting fellow survivor Johnny Depp.'

Another viewer at home wrote: '#PaulMcCartney played a video of #JohnnyDepp during his set tonight headlining at Glastonbury thank you #JOHNNYDEPPWINS.'

While someone else shared: '#johnnydepp signing on massive screens to #PaulMcCartney singing at #Glastonbury was everything.'

Reaction: The use of the clip divided the opinion of viewers who were watching Sir Paul's performance on BBC One from home

Reaction: The use of the clip divided the opinion of viewers who were watching Sir Paul's performance on BBC One from home

One other person tweeted: 'A mediocre day at Glastonbury until Paul McCartney - fantastic.'

And one other devotee posted: 'Aaah I love 'My Valentine' and I'm glad gorgeous Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman are being shown on the screens from the video! #Glastonbury2022 #PaulMcCartney.'

However, the use of the clip of Johnny in the My Valentine video during Glastonbury did not go down well with everyone, with one person writing: 'I'm so sad that a man like Paul McCartney has chosen to give Johnny Depp a platform.'

Divided: The use of the clip of Johnny in the My Valentine video during Glastonbury did not go down well with everyone

Divided: The use of the clip of Johnny in the My Valentine video during Glastonbury did not go down well with everyone

One upset viewer tweeted: 'I love Paul McCartney but so deeply disappointed he showed the Johnny Depp footage. It's shameful.'

Someone else posted: 'Deeply disappointed in both @PaulMcCartney and @glastonbury for the Johnny Depp video. Feels like it goes against everything Glastonbury stands for.'

Iconic! Sir Paul McCartney made history as the oldest ever solo star to headline the Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, gracing the coveted Pyramid Stage in Worthy Farm

Iconic! Sir Paul McCartney made history as the oldest ever solo star to headline the Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, gracing the coveted Pyramid Stage in Worthy Farm

Someone else posted: 'Paul McCartney playing a video of Johnny Depp at Glastonbury in the background feels like a pointed choice.'

While another viewer wrote: 'Did Paul McCartney really have a massive on screen Johnny Depp during his previous tune? Ay caramba, everyone involved.'  

Sir Paul's use of the clip of Johnny comes after the Hollywood actor's ex-wife Amber, 36, admitted she can't

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