Doja Cat found herself in hot water recently when she shared a video on TikTok that mimicked Amber Heard's viral testimony in which she said that her dog stepped on a bee. The rapper, whose real name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, jokingly quoted a line from the defamation trial filed by Heard's ex-husband Johnny Depp, where she accused him of domestic abuse.
After the video was removed, viewers took to Twitter to express their disapproval. Some criticized Doja for the "cruel and redundant" sound bite while others pointed out that many people had done the same thing in the past month. It seems that mocking Amber Heard's testimony was not taken lightly by the public.
In the now-deleted TikTok video, Doja could be heard saying, "It's honestly hella sad because like, she's a puppy, my dog. And I've had her for like a week and a half, maybe two weeks now. And she like was just running around in the grass and she steps on a bee. And y'all know what time it is... y'all know what f*****g time it is..." She then proceeded to impersonate Amber's facial expressions and shout, "My dog stepped on a bee!"
People on social media expressed their concerns about Doja's actions. Many found it disgusting and cruel, regardless of their stance on the Amber Heard trial. Others questioned why there was sudden outrage now when many others had done the same thing months ago.
The trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard was a highly publicized event. Johnny was awarded $15 million in damages after the jury ruled in his favor, finding that Amber had falsely accused him of domestic abuse. Amber, on the other hand, won only one of her three countersuit claims.
Following this recent controversy, Doja Cat faced backlash on Instagram when she called out Noah Schnapp for sharing their private conversations. It seems that Doja's actions have not been well-received by the public, leading to criticism and a decline in her popularity.