19 April, 2016. 15:30
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT
In what appears to be one last snub of his nose to Australian quarantine laws, new footage has today revealed that Johnny Depp wasn’t actually that sincere during his official apology to Australia yesterday afternoon.
A photo, tweeted by the actor, at 11:30pm last night – shows his right hand performing a rude hand gesture underneath the table. This was also followed by a series of offensive tweets directed at the Deputy Prime Minister.
Johnny Depp’s wife, Amber Heard was handed a one-month good behaviour bond with no conviction recorded after smuggling her two Yorkshire terriers into Australia last year while visiting her husband.
After previously threatening to shoot her two dogs, the Minister for Agriculture, who is now Deputy Prime Minister, has forced the Hollywood couple to apologise on an iPhone camera before sharing it over social media.
Mr Joyce said that he hoped the video released by Depp and his wife would help reinforce the message that Australia’s biosecurity laws were not “a joke”.
However, the joke may be on the Member for New England, as new footage reveals that Johnny Depp was actually giving the rude finger to the Deputy Prime Minister while recording the video.
The photo, which has was tweeted out by Depp from his his private jet on the way back to Hollywood, has since been taken down from social media, but not before it was screen captured by our cunning journalists at the Betoota Advocate.
Barnaby Joyce was also the victim of a series of vitriolic tweets from the jilted dog-owner, all of which were also deleted from twitter upon landing in Hollywood this morning.
Barnaby Joyce spoke to the media this morning, where he compared Mr Depp’s Yorkshire Terriers to cane toads.
“Yorkshire Terriers need to be declared and controlled, otherwise they need to be put down. These bloody things are everywhere. They’re in the lift, in the lorry, in the bond wizard, and all over the malonga gilderchuck.”
“He can say what he wants now that he’s outside of the country. But I’ll tell ya one thing, he’s lucky all he had to do was apologise,”
Initially we worked out a compromise that will allow both nations to save face. We argued them down to…a booting. The Prime Minister wanted to kick him once, through the gate, with a regular shoe.”
“But, of course, this PC brigade came out in force. Either way, we saw him swallow his pride on camera. My work here is done,”
It is not yet known if Johnny Depp plans on coming back to Australia, but one thing that is clear is that our bio-safety laws are much more important than his feelings.