Amber Heard pleaded guilty on Monday to falsifying travel documents to sneak her two pet dogs into Australia.
The 29-year-old actress had been charged with illegally smuggling her dogs, Pistol and Boo, into the country last May, but managed to avoid jail time after prosecutors dropped the charge. Instead, Heard was given a one-month good behavior bond, according to NBC News.
Now that the #WarOnTerrier is over, Heard and husband Johnny Depp want everyone to know they're sorry for illegally bringing their dogs into Australia.
The couple recorded an apology video, which can only be described as incredibly somber. The video was posted on Facebook by Australian politician Barnaby Joyce, who initially threatened to have the dogs euthanized. Joyce's comments turned the case into a worldwide media sensation.
"Australia is a wonderful island, with a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and people," a serious-looking Heard says in the video.
"It has to be protected," Depp adds. "If you disrespect Australian law, they will tell you firmly."
Heard continues, "I am truly sorry that Pistol and Boo were not declared. Protecting Australia is important."
And then comes the driving point: "Declare everything when you enter Australia," Depp says, before adding a "thanks" as the clip fades to black.
Joyce told ABC Australia that he hopes the video can help show people that the biosecurity laws in his country are not "a joke."
The politician reportedly suggested that the celebrity couple was reluctant to record the video, though they did communicate with the Department of Agriculture.
"I don't think it'd be something that they would've willingly would've wanted to do," Mr Joyce said. "I hope that now things move on and this issue is left behind, except for the part that it reinforces to all and sundry, don't take our biosecurity requirements as a joke."
But of course, once the Internet for hold of the video clip, they did take it as a joke, likening it to a hostage video. Social media users seemed to take pleasure in pointing out how forced the clip appears to be.
Got to love the Internet.
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