Let's recap the weird slash hilarious celebrity travel story that keeps on giving.
Last month, Johnny Depp's wife Amber Heard was sentenced to a "good behavior bond" of $1,000 Australian for smuggling her terriers into Australia last year. As a result of the dustup, the celebrity pair made an apology video addressed to the entire country that was strange enough to go viral.
The Australian government posted the video to YouTube, with the caption, "Amber Heard appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court in Queensland on 18 April 2016 to answer charges alleging the illegal importation of her two dogs into Australia in April 2015.... Ms. Heard offered to publicly state her contrition with the support of her husband. This video is that statement."
But the whole thing was so stone-faced and forced as to resemble a hostage proof-of-life video.
Now we know — as if we didn't already know back then — that Depp and Heard weren't entirely sincere. Addressing media at a press conference in London, Depp actually mocked the whole ridiculous thing.
"I would really like to apologize for not smuggling my dogs into England, because it would have been a bad thing to do," he said. "Because the Australians, though chipper and, you know, kind of..." he added, before trailing off.
We're sure there are a lot of lessons to be learned here. For one thing, know travel laws and protocols before you go. For another, if you're going to make a creepy apology video, wait a reasonable amount of time before you publicly acknowledge it was a dog-and-pony show.
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