The Late Show host Stephen Colbert has mocked Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s apology to the people of Australia following their recent dog smuggling trial.
Actress Heard pleaded guilty in the so-called “war on terrier” case on Monday (April 18). Both Heard and Depp publicly apologised in a video, with Depp saying: “Australians are just as unique [as its wildlife], both warm and direct. If you disrespect Australian law, they will tell you firmly.”
Colbert’s spoof clip, which you can watch below, sees him joke that he smuggled an entire menagerie of dogs into the country.
Along with not declaring their dogs Sparkles, Lurch and Colonel Dog Face, Colbert adds: “Nor did we declare my colony of parakeets, whom I rightfully call the Funky Bunch. Nor my two 500-pound feral hogs, Niles and Frasier. It was wrong. Even if they are service animals. Which they’re not.”
Heard was granted a one-month good behaviour bond of AU$1,000 (£540) and no conviction following her trial over allegations that she “smuggled” two dogs belonging to her and husband Johnny Depp into Australia.
Heard was charged last July with two counts of illegally importing animals into Australia and one count of producing a false document.
The illegal importation charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of AU$102,000 (£48,000), while the false document charge comes with a top penalty of AU$10,200 (£4,800).
The Yorkshire terriers, who are understood to have entered the country accompanied by Heard on a private jet, later returned safely to the US.