In case you somehow missed the most boring scandal of our time, Johnny Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, illegally smuggled in their two pet dogs to Australia in 2015. And the duo have spent the entire time since complaining because they got in trouble. Boo freakin’ hoo.
Allow us to elaborate on WHY this is a problem real quick.
In Australia we are all #blessed with the knowledge that our pets, and our wildlife, are not in danger of contracting parasites or foreign diseases including (but not limited to) RABIES, because that would be devastating to their lives.
Our customs team is dedicated to preventing all people from bringing undeclared animals (and some other junk like wood and foreign food) into the country. Allow us to reiterate, undeclared. If Johnny had declared the pets and gone through the legal requirements like normal people have to, then this whole saga could have been avoided.
This time, the actor appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live with a bad attitude and some “trendy” string bracelets to talk AGAIN about the experience.
In his spiel, the star compared our Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to an “inbred tomato,” while Kimmel referred to Australia as a “stupid country.” Righto.
Old mate Johnny also explained that his pets we’re not a threat because they are just dogs, and we have poisonous animals in Aus. Which is complete rubbish since you know, they belong in our ecosystem.
Check it out below.
It's important to note there is nothing "special" about the way Johnny and Amber were treated, Australian laws are subject to all who break them, and the pair walked away with a slap on the wrist and a one month good behavior bond of $1000. All in all, not that big of a deal.
Being a 52-year-old whinger isn’t cute, Johnny. Just saying.