Celebrity News

Johnny Depp explains that Australia apology video

Remember that incredibly awkward apology to Australia from April?
Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp has appeared on TV to explain that painful apology video to Australia, after he was caught smuggling his dogs into the country.

The 52-year-old got into hot water last year, after he and Amber Heard, 30, were caught smuggling their dogs Boo and Pistol into the country without going through quarantine.

As a result, the Australian government threatened to euthanise the couple’s Yorkshire terriers – if they failed to remove them from the country.

In April this year, Johnny and Amber issued an apology to the country – but it was perhaps the most insincere sounding piece of acting they’ve ever done.

Poking fun at him, host Jimmy Kimmel said: “You really seemed sincere. Some are calling it your greatest performance ever.”

Loading the player...

Depp replied: “You know, I haven’t seen many of ‘em, but I wouldn’t disagree.”

The Rum Diary actor, who has now split from Amber after just 15 months of marriage, also made several references to the incident.

“[They were] clearly dangerous in Australia ‘cause there’s so many poisonous creatures in Australia you could die at any minute.

“So the dogs were obviously a problem.”

He added: “I think the choice they made to utilize the taxpayers’ dollars to globally chase down a couple of teacup yorkies and give ‘em fifty hours to live…I realized the badness of my ways.”

But as some readers pointed out – the reason they were in so much trouble in the first place was due to the fact animals can bring in parasites and diseases that could disrupt the eco-system, not because Australian authorities think Boo and Pistol are inherently vicious.

*You may also like:Amber Heard – the woman who stole Johnny Depp’s heart

Related stories

Get your favourite magazines home delivered!  

Subscribe and save up to 38% on a magazine subscription.