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‘The Idol’ stars The Weeknd, Lily-Rose Depp defend upcoming show after 'torture porn,' on-set toxicity claims

‘The Idol’ stars The Weeknd, Lily-Rose Depp defend upcoming show after 'torture porn,' on-set toxicity claims

The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp, stars of the upcoming HBO series 'The Idol,' have spoken out in defense of the show following accusations of on-set toxicity and torture porn. The show, which is set in the world of modeling, has been criticized by some for its graphic depictions of violence and sexual abuse.

In an interview with Variety, The Weeknd, who also serves as an executive producer on the show, defended the show's depiction of violence, saying, "It's not gratuitous. It's not for shock value. It's to show the real-life things that happen in these industries, and how people get taken advantage of."

Depp, who plays one of the lead roles in the show, also defended the show's portrayal of difficult subject matter. "It's important to show these things because they do happen," she said. "But I think it's also important to show the characters' resilience and strength, and how they are able to overcome these obstacles."

The accusations of on-set toxicity, which were first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, have also been addressed by the show's creators and stars. In a joint statement, the creators of the show acknowledged that there were "some issues on set," but said that they had taken steps to address them.

"We take these allegations very seriously, and we have taken action to ensure that our cast and crew feel safe and supported on set," the statement read. "We are committed to creating a positive and inclusive work environment for everyone involved in the production of 'The Idol.'"

The Weeknd and Depp both spoke positively about their experiences working on the show, with The Weeknd saying that he had "nothing but positive things to say about the cast and crew," and Depp describing the experience as "transformative."

Despite the controversy, 'The Idol' is one of the most highly anticipated new shows of the year, and is expected to draw a large audience when it premieres later this month. The show has been praised for its bold and unflinching depiction of the fashion industry, and for its strong performances from its cast.

As the controversy continues to swirl around 'The Idol,' it remains to be seen how the show will be received by audiences and critics. But one thing is clear: the conversation around the show's depiction of violence and on-set behavior is unlikely to die down anytime soon.

The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp, stars of the upcoming HBO series 'The Idol,' have spoken out in defense of the show following accusations of on-set toxicity and torture porn. The show, which is set in the world of modeling, has been criticized by some for its graphic depictions of violence and sexual abuse.

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