Johnny Depp Mocks His Australian Dog Smuggling Apology Video

Johnny Depp on stage at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards at Paramount Studios on February 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
Johnny Depp on stage at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards at Paramount Studios on Feb. 20, 2016, in Hollywood. Jerod Harris/WireImage

Not a fan of the Land Down Under! Johnny Depp mocked the bizarre apology video that he and wife Amber Heard recorded after they were caught smuggling their two dogs into Australia without proper paperwork. The Alice Through the Looking Glass actor joked about the situation during a press conference for the film in London on Sunday, May 8.

“I’m going to do this everywhere I go,” he deadpanned. "I would really like to apologize for not smuggling my dogs into England because it would have been a bad thing to do.”

Producer Tim Burton chimed in and joked, “I forgot to tell you. They’re dead. I just sat on them upstairs by accident.” Depp quipped, "I tried to kill them after Australia.”

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, leave Southport Magistrates Court, Queensland, April 18, 2016. Heard received a fine for bringing pet dogs, Pistol and Boo, illegally into Australia in 2015.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, leave Southport Magistrates Court, Queensland, April 18, 2016. Heard received a fine for bringing pet dogs, Pistol and Boo, illegally into Australia in 2015. Robert Shakespeare/Fairfax Media via Getty Images

In April 2015, Heard, 30, illegally brought her two Yorkshire Terriers, Pistol and Boo, into Australia to visit Depp, 52, while he was filming the latest installment of Pirates of the Caribbean. She was later charged with two counts of illegally importing the puppies and one count of producing a false document, but she avoided jail time and was issued a one-month good behavior bond. The more serious charges were dropped in exchange for the two stars recording footage of themselves speaking about the importance of Australia’s strict biosecurity laws. During their court appearance, an awkward apology video was played of the couple urging others to respect the importation rules.

“Australia is a wonderful island with a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and people,” Heard says in a bland voice in the original clip. 

“Declare everything when you’re going to Australia,” Depp added in an emotionless tone. 

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