Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s apology video was posted by Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce on Facebook. As if the humiliation was not enough, Twitter erupted with crazy reactions to the video which predictably went viral since its posting.
The 40-second clip has an unsmiling Depp (who certainly seems to hate every second of the apology) and Amber Heard. Daily Review compares the forced apology to a hostage drama. The publication likened Depp and Heard to victims, who seem to say what they are asked to but in reality, they are crying for help. “How did Joyce even get them to do that can we humiliate celebrities by LAW?” tweeted user Lana Sainty.
Tweeter Helen Davidson’s favourite part is right at the start when Depp goes to read Heard’s line but then realises he is a second tier character. The video has Depp saying, “Australians are just as unique, both warm and direct. When you disrespect Australian law, they will tell you firmly.” Words of experience, eh?
The whole dog drama started when Depp was in the country to shoot for his movie and Heard had failed to declare her dogs. This led to a feud between Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and the movie star. Things got out of hand when he issued an ultimatum to take their dogs out of the country or see them being put down.
According to News.com.au, Joyce believes that his department was left with no choice but to be strict. This is because the threat of rabies was real and could decimate Australia’s wildlife. As a result, if push comes to shove, Joyce would have indeed euthanatised Boo and Pistol.
However, when the duo jetted their dogs out of Australia, Heard got slapped with smuggling charges. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were in the country recently where she pleaded guilty to the falsification of immigration documents as reported by ANN.
One wonders if Depp and Heard will ever visit Australia again. If they do, they will surely declare everything the next time they land to Australia.
Here are some crazy Twitter reactions.