Is Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s apology video their finest performance ever?

The Hollywood couple recorded a statement for the Australian department of agriculture after Heard was put on a good behaviour bond for illegally bringing her dogs Pistol and Boo into the country last year

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Johnny Depp and Amanda Heard have recorded a heartfelt apology for illegally bringing their dogs Pistol and Boo into Australia. Well, sort of…

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The Hollywood couple’s stilted response to Australia’s Department of Agriculture skilfully treads a fine line, making it impossible to pin them down as having been overtly disrespectful yet still leaving you with the feeling that they are almost certainly taking the piss…

The video was played during the hearing at Southport Magistrate’s Court in Queensland where Heard was placed on a good behaviour bond after breaching Australia’s import and quarantine rules. The Friday Night Lights star brought her two pet terriers with her on a private jet when she visited Depp on the set of the new Pirates of the Caribbean film in May last year.

At the time, agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce said “It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States,” before threatening that the dogs would be “euthanised” if they were not taken out of the country.

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As Depp says in his apology: “Australians are just as unique, both warm and direct. When you disrespect Australian law, they will tell you firmly…”