One Aussie bakery is being slammed by social media users over its 'tone-deaf' idea of sending Amber Heard a cake shaped like a hand with a severed finger and a vodka bottle. However, people took to the comments section to call out the bakery for its distasteful content as many people pointed out that jokes on domestic violence can never be funny.
'Tone-Deaf' Bakery Sends Amber Heard A Dessert Box Containing Severed Finger Cake And Vodka Bottle
A distasteful joke about Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's trial has backfired badly on TikTok after one Aussie bakery sent Amber Heard, 36, a severed finger cake accompanied by a vodka bottle.
The cringe prank comes after Depp testified in court about the domestic abuse he suffered at the hands of his ex-wife. In one such incident, Depp told the court that Heard injured his finger with a vodka bottle. Depp presented several witnesses to the court who testified to the incident.
Depp told the court that he was "probably the closest I've ever been" to having a nervous breakdown and recalled how his hand was left looking "like Vesuvius" as blood poured out.
In the viral TikTok that garnered over half a million views, Dessert Boxes shared the contents with a text overlay: "We're sending Amber Heard a box!"
Inside lay a hand-shaped cake as they explained, "we cut off the finger with a vodka bottle," noting they "will throw that in for her too."
They joked that they kept the severed chunk of cake aside "to send to Johnny Depp."
However, soon the video went viral and hundreds of comments criticised the bakery for its "tone deaf" clip, with one urging them to "read the room" – but it was too late.
Another spoke on behalf of most fellow viewers, saying: "No one's laughing."
"Where’s the funny? I can’t find it. Can someone help," a third user commented, while another concluded: "POV: how to go out of business."
A final added: "I have a sense of humour but that’s disgusting!"
Dessert Boxes in fact later confirmed that they did send the cake to Heard and have received a mix response on their video from people.
They said: "It is the most talked about thing on TikTok at the moment so we expected this. We've received a lot of emails from fans overseas wanting to purchase from us and support us. We've also received emails from people threatening to kill us."
Heard took to the stand in May 4 and testified to the court that the trial is the most 'painful' thing to go through as she has to relive the painful memoreis of her past.
The Aquaman actress described the early days of their relationship as "beautiful and strange" and declared how she had “fallen head over heels in love” with Depp.
Heard described multiple incidents in which the actor had allegedly been verbally and physically abusive towards her. This includes a "cavity search" for cocaine and threatening to break a woman's wrist for leaning on her.
Depp has consistently denied the allegation that he has been abusive.
The trial is expected to last around six weeks.