Do any of you remember the dog-smuggling issue involving celebrity couple Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in Australia in May 2015? Well, there is an update on the case.
It seems the couple has finally taken full responsibility for Pistol and Boo's undeclared entrance down under and they want to apologize for their mistake and warn everyone else to respect Australia's laws. At least that is what we understood from 42 seconds of the awkward public service announcement (PSA) that also doubles as a public apology from the couple.
The PSA and public apology, according to the Australian Government, serves as Heard's official statement of contrition. Depp is probably hoping he is already Griffin, also known as The Invisible Man, after the very awkward PSA was posted on the YouTube page of Australia's Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
The couple took turns speaking about Australia, its laws and its people in the video, though that did not make it any less awkward.
"If you disrespect Australian law, they will tell you firmly," Depp said after his wife stressed the importance of the continent's strict biosecurity laws.
"I am truly sorry that Pistol and Boo were not declared. Protecting Australia is important." Heard concluded.
It is reported that Heard pleaded guilty to one count of providing false document when she appeared at the Southport Magistrates Court in Queensland on April 18. The charge was filed when she did not declare her two Yorkies in the Incoming Passenger Card after she landed in Australia via a private jet when she visited her husband during the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Heard's lawyer, however, maintained that the mistake stemmed from being jet lagged and acting under the assumption that her assistants had taken care of all the necessary documents-including the declaration for her Yorkies-and that she did not really intend to smuggle her pets in the country.
The issue became huge since Australia has strict biosecurity laws, especially with quarantine regulations for live species, to avoid the spread of rabies and other diseases in the land.
Watch the very awkward video below.