Depp&#thirty-nine;s 'Godfather' Apology Mocked By Minister

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 11:21 AM

Australia's deputy PM says the Hollywood star is unlikely to choose up any awards for his stilted YouTube video.

Depp&#thirty-nine;s 'Godfather' Apology Mocked By Minister

Australia's deputy prime minister has joked that a video apology made by Johnny Depp and his wife is unlikely to win an Oscar.

The Hollywood star and actress-model Amber Heard released the video after she admitted failing to declare their dogs Pistol and Boo when they flew in to Queensland a year ago.

In it, Heard says: "Australia is a wonderful island with a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and people.

"It's to be protected."

Depp then deadpans that Aussies are "just as unique" as their wildlife.

The video - which has received more than two million hits on YouTube - has been compared with a hostage plea or N Korean-style propaganda on social media.

Barnaby Joyce, who's also the country'south agriculture minister, latest year threatened to have the couple'south pet dogs keep down unless they "b***ered off back to the United States".

And on Tuesday he couldn't resist a dig at Depp.

"I don't think he'll obtain an School Award for his performance ... he looked love he was auditioning for the Godfather," Mister Joyce told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

He went on: "At the finish of it we've got a message that'south going all around the world right now.

"It's going off love a frog in a sock telling people that if you arrive into this nation and you don't submit our laws, you're in trouble.

"That'south what this is about, it'south making sure we hold this nation, defend our flora, our fauna and defend our biosecurity laws."

 Australia has strict quarantine laws to prevent pests and diseases entering the country.

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