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Johnny Depp's VMAs cameo is the latest stop on his redemption tour

By Sonia Rao

29 Aug 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

Johnny Depp made a bizarre video appearance at the VMAs on Sunday. What do you make of his integration back in to pop culture society?

With NASA having scrapped Monday's planned moon rocket launch over engine issues, it seems the only astronaut to capture the public's attention early this week was . . . Johnny Depp?

The actor made a brief cameo at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards as the Moonperson, the VMAs mascot generally present at the show in trophy form. This year, producers made the choice to bring the Moonperson to life. After Lizzo's opening performance, a figure in a spacesuit appeared above the crowd, suspended from the ceiling. The visor opened to reveal a video recording of Depp's face.

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