Johnny Depp Pokes Fun at His Dog Apology

Even Tim Burton jumped into the joke
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 9, 2016 9:58 AM CDT

Actor Johnny Depp has mocked his video apology over the international dog-smuggling scandal that ensued after he and his wife illegally brought their Yorkshire terriers into Australia, the AP reports. Depp and his wife, actor Amber Heard, avoided jail time in the so-called "war on terrier" incident with their wooden apology for bringing Pistol and Boo into Australia. The actor, who Entertainment Weekly says was in London promoting the film Alice Through the Looking Glass, deadpanned at a Sunday press conference that he "would really like to apologize for not smuggling my dogs into England because it would've been a bad thing to do. ... I’m going to do this [apologize] everywhere I go."

The dog debacle ended with a decidedly low-budget video in which Depp and Heard sat stone-faced in front of the camera, delivering stilted lines about the importance of protecting Australia's biodiversity. After Johnny got a few chuckles at Sunday's presser, someone joked that she thought she'd seen his dogs on set, which prompted the movie's producer, Tim Burton, to jump in. "I totally forgot to tell you: They're dead, I just sat on them ... by accident," Burton said. (Australia thought the couple's onscreen apology could've used a bit more "gusto.")

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