When it comes to painfully awkward apologies, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have it in the bag.
The Hollywood couple is being lampooned online over a cringeworthy public apology they recently made together after illegally smuggling their two dogs into Australia last year.
Now we know why, according to a new "behind the scenes" parody video by Australian comedian and actress Natalie Tran.
In the video, which was posted to YouTube Monday and has already received more than 100,000 views, a woman can be seen behind the camera holding a gun in one hand and cue cards in another. Her message is clear: Read or else.
“Australia is free from many pests and diseases that are common in many places around the world," Heard says. "That is why Australia has to have such strong biosecurity laws."
"And Australians are just as unique, both warm and direct," the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor adds. "When you disrespect Australian law they will tell you firmly."
It's still just as uncomfortable, but at least it all makes sense now.