Awkward Depp apology for failing to declare dogs

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard escape conviction for smuggling dogs into Oz

19 Apr 2016 By Josh Thomas Comments

It’s been a while since Hollywood star Johnny Depp and Amber Heard landed themselves in hot water for not notifying Australian authorities when they smuggled their two Yorkshire Terriers, Pistol and Boo, into the Gold Coast last year.

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While it seemed like everyone had moved on from the controversy, the power couple have unintentionally dragged the issue back up. They recorded a 40-second apology defending Australia’s bio-security laws. Critics have noted the utter lack of sincerity and it’s unlikley Depp will win an Oscar’for his role in the video.

Warning, if you haven’t seen it yet, get ready to cringe…

Looking more like hostages than willing participants, Depp and Heard were reportedly reluctant to record the video the Department of Agriculture pushed for.

johnny depp and dogDeputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said of the video, "I don't think it'd be something that they would've willingly would've wanted to do". He also added that he hopes the video doesn’t turn bio-security laws into a ‘joke’.

So where has their beloved dogs’ unauthoraised vacay down under got them?

Amber Heard was handed a month’s good-behavior bond and no conviction for her role in failing to declare her dogs. Depp avoided any punishment, but his once perfect image down under has been tarnished somewhat with this clip unlikely to win him any new admirers.

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In May last year when the smuggled dogs were discovered, Mr. Joyce was adamant that no-one was above bio-security law and threatened euthanising Pistol and Boo if they weren’t sent back to California within 50 hours of their discovery.

From all reports Pistol and Boo are doing just fine; ignorance really is bliss in the canine world.

 

 

19 Apr 2016 By Josh Thomas Comments

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