Lance Bass has been criticized for reproducing part of Amber Heard's testimony in a viral TikTok video.
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The Aquaman actress took the witness stand this week in the defamation lawsuit brought against her by her ex-husband, Johnny Depp. The interpreter of Jack Sparrow filed a complaint for a 2018 editorial in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic violence”.
With those words, Lance Bass can be seen stumbling, sitting on a couch, and lying on a rug as someone off-camera throws leaves at him.
The 43-year-old singer commented under the video, "In honor of the trial starting again...I couldn't help it."
Lance Bass received plenty of praise in the comments on TikTok but caused an uproar on Twitter, with one user calling the clip "disgusting and disturbing".
“Sh*t* Lance Bass and sh*t* to anyone who thinks lip-synching a victim's description of abuse is funny,” one wrote, while another commented. : “If there is something that Lance Bass likes to do, it is to take advantage of a scandal to make views and to be noticed. Even if it's as low as making fun of victims of domestic violence."
The libel trial, meanwhile, continues until May 27, the date of closing arguments before jury deliberation.