Dominic Fike’s mid-concert comments about Amber Heard’s idea of ’hot’ the ‘beater’ going viral.
The 26-year-old “Euphoria” star was performing in front of students at Northwestern University on Saturday when he said, “Yo, I’m just gonna say it. I’m gonna say it. I’m gonna be real with y’all.
Fike went on to reveal that he thought the 36-year-old actress was “sexy”, adding, “I don’t know. I know that’s not popular opinion, and I know that’s not the priority right now, man, but I’ve had these visions of her.
The actor and rap-rock artist, who paced the stage as he spoke, clarified that Heard “beats me” in his visions.
“I think it’s hot,” he concluded.
As the the images of the concert have circulated on Twitter, social media users wrote that Fike’s “career is over” and asked why he would “cancel himself like this”.
One tweet read, “This is disgusting no matter how you view the trial and a weird thing to say about a potential abuser/victim.”
Another noted: “Bringing light to and romanticizing domestic violence is so bizarre.”
The “3 Nights” singer’s controversial comments came amid Heard’s libel lawsuit with ex-husband Johnny Depp.
The 58-year-old ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star sued Heard in 2019 for $50 million over a Washington Post op-ed she wrote in which the Texas native called herself “a public figure representing domestic violence”.
The ‘Aquaman’ star, who did not name Depp in the essay, has sued the ‘Edward Scissorhands’ actor for $100 million.
Depp, who was married to Heard from 2015 to 2017, denied her abuse allegations.
The former couple’s legal proceedings began in April and are expected to end on Friday.
Many celebrities have taken sides amid the legal battle, with Howard Stern accusing Depp of being a “narcissist” and Ireland Baldwin calling Heard a “terrible person”.
Eva Green, who co-starred with the Hollywood Vampires member in 2012’s “Dark Shadows,” recently praised her “good name and wonderful heart” via Instagram.
Fike, for his part, had not publicly commented on the exes’ trial until his show on Saturday.
New York Post