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Amber Heard "Scissors For Fingers" refers to an answer given by Amber Heard during her June 2022 interview on The Today Show that acted as her first appearance since the Johnny Depp Defamation Trial verdict, which found her guilty on all counts. When asked about a statement from Depp's lawyer who said she was acting during her testimony, she referenced the movie Edward Scissorhands as evidence that Depp was the one giving a performance. The quote was confusing and amusing to many online, who referenced it in discussions and memes shortly after.
On June 14th, 2022, The Today Show interviewed Amber Heard in a segment titled, "Amber Heard Speaks Out," which acted as the actress' first time speaking about the trial, verdict and memes related to the entire event. At one moment during the interview, Savannah Guthrie asked Heard about Depp's lawyer who claimed Heard was acting during her testimony. Heard considered the question and then stated, "Says the lawyer for the man who convinced the world he had scissors for fingers? I'm the performer?"
.@SavannahGuthrie: [Depp's lawyer] said you were acting in your testimony.
Amber Heard: “Says the lawyer for the man who convinced the world he had scissors for fingers? …I listened to weeks of testimony [saying] I'm a terrible actress. I'm a bit confused how I could be both.” pic.twitter.com/9ASyBGSfKq
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 14, 2022
Reactions to the clip and quote appeared on Twitter going into the remainder of the day on June 14th, 2022. For instance, Twitter user ghufran_003 posted a reply stating, "She understands the Edward Scissorhands is a fictional character right?," earning roughly 1,500 likes in four hours (shown below, left). Also on June 14th, Twitter user tasteofsanity tweeted a reaction to the quote, conveying disbelief. The tweet received roughly 15,500 likes in five hours (shown below, right).
YouTubers posted reaction content to the Amber Heard interview as well. For instance, on June 14th, 2022, YouTuber Popcorned Planet posted a video where at the 5:13-minute mark he specifically reacted to the "Scissors for fingers" quote. The video received roughly 484,000 views in less than a day (shown below, left). YouTuber RealChicKiNCanada 🇨🇦 also posted a Short on June 14th, earning roughly 2,000 views in the same amount of time (shown below, right).
More reactions and memes surfaced on social media going into the days following. For instance, a reposting of the interview clip was tweeted by Twitter user godblesstoby on June 14th, earning roughly 471,500 views and 7,300 likes in four hours (shown below). Godblesstobyis' tweet inspired more reactions, memes and engagement with the clip.
AHAHAHA WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/feS1ZiXzU6
— 🙏🌧🌍 (@godblesstoby) June 14, 2022
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