Johnny Depp and Amber Heard make awkward apology video to Australia
How to say you're sorry for flying in your dogs without permission 101
"When you disrespect Australian law, they will tell you firmly," Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have learned. After Amber narrowly escaped conviction for not declaring their Yorkshire terriers Pistol and Boo upon entry to Australia, she and her husband recorded a scripted video to publically apologise and spread awareness about the country's strict biosecurity laws.
Amber had pleaded guilty for falsifying quarantine documents concerning their dogs when entering Australia on a private jet last year. She was spared any serious criminal charges – illegal animal import is punishable by up to 10 years in jail – but had to serve a month-long good behaviour bond of AU$1,000 (approx. RM3,030).
In all seriousness, the video has received over a million views, which you can't deny will have spread the message well because of its star power. It is not known if the couple were forced (at gunpoint, some people joke) to make the video or if they volunteered, but you have to watch it for yourself to feel just how awkward it must have been for Amber and Johnny to even film it. Either way, if their sombre demeanours don't spell "I'm really sorry", nothing else will.
Lesson learned: don't mess with Australian law.