Thanks to Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the world is now aware of how strict Australian law can be. According to Just Jared, the actress recently plead guilty for bringing the couple’s two dogs into the country last year with a false immigration document and without going through the mandatory 10-day quarantine period.
Now, they are apologizing for their careless actions—well, at least we think so. In an odd and totally awkward video provided by the Australian Department of Agriculture, Heard explained how sorry she was for breaking the law, with a few additional lines from her beau. Here's the full transcript that reads a bit like a call-and-answer service:
Heard: "Australia is a wonderful island with a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and people."
Depp: "It has to be protected."
Heard: "Australia is free of many pests and diseases that are commonplace around the world. That is why Australia has to have such strong biosecurity laws."
Depp: "Australians are just as unique; both warm and direct. When you disrespect Australian law, they will tell your firmly."
Heard: "I am truly sorry that Pistol and Boo were not declared. Protecting Australia is important."
Depp: "Declare everything when you enter Australia...thanks."
Heard was reportedly facing up to 10 years in prison and a $75,000 fine for this crime, but the prosecutors dropped the charges and seemingly turned her and Depp into comedic hostages.
While the apology is probably meant to be sincere, it seems like the couple were forced against their will to make this video. Just look at Depp's face! His emotionless tone turns it into more of a parody, and I wouldn't be surprised if this becomes viral.