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In Australia Johnny Depp and Amber Herald apology video mocked

The video, filmed from a low- angle shows Herald doing most of the speaking, stating “Australia is a wonderful island with a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and people.”

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After sneaking their pet dogs into Australia, celebrity couple Johnny Depp and wife Amber Heard have made a video to show their remorse, but many ask if they are sincere.

The message, made public by the Australian Department of Agriculture shows the pair speaking about the importance of Australia's bio-security. Australia has strict rules on declaring goods when entering the country.

The video, filmed from a low- angle shows Herald doing most of the speaking, stating “Australia is a wonderful island with a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and people.”

She said Australia was free of many pests and diseases which was why is needed to be protected by its strong bio-security laws.

Depp does not speak much in the video, noting “when you disrespect Australian law they will tell you firmly” and towards the end of the 40 second video he urges watches to “declare everything” when you enter Australia.

The video has been viewed over 2 million times on YouTube, excluding all the shares and reports it has been used on by international media.

Both media commentators and social media users have poked fun at the pair, saying the video looked like they were held captive by Australia, forced to deliver their apology.

The Guardian jokingly  called the video a “terrifying insight into state mind control.”

While Ricky Gervais tweeted the apology "feels like a hostage video".

The video comes about as the couple failed to tell the authorities they were bringing their dogs with them when they entered Australia last year, and a photo was posted of them at grooming parlour.

The judge in the case handed Heard a one-month good behaviour bond after prosecutors dropped charges of illegally importing animals, reportedly in exchange for her guilty plea to the lesser charge of falsifying documents, international media reports.

However, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, who once threatened to kill the dogs, said Depp looked like he was "auditioning for the Godfather".

"I don't think he'll get an Academy Award for his performance," he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

At the end of it we've got a message that is going all around the world right now, it's going off like a frog in a sock telling people that if you come into this nation and you don't obey our laws, you're in trouble," he said.

"That's what this is about, it's making sure we keep this nation, protect our flora, our fauna and protect our biosecurity laws."

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