Film star Johnny Depp said he was sorry for “not smuggling my dogs into England”, mocking an apology he made after his wife Amber Heard brought two dogs into Australia without going through quarantine.
An Australian court let Heard off with a good behaviour bond last month after she pleaded guilty to falsifying travel documents to sneak the couple’s two Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, into the country.
The couple made an apology to Australia in a short video, which was widely mocked for its deadpan tone, after Heard was cleared of charges of illegally importing animals.
“I am truly sorry that Pistol and Boo were not declared. Protecting Australia is important,” Heard said in the video.
“When you disrespect Australian law they will tell you firmly,” Depp said. “Declare everything when you enter Australia.”
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, who shared the video on Facebook, said the couple communicated with the Department of Agriculture about filming the video, but he suggested it was a reluctant apology.
Over the weekend, Depp told reporters at a news conference in London to promote his new film Alice Through The Looking Glass: “I really would like to apologise for not smuggling my dogs into England because it would have been a bad thing to do.”