After Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s April 18 apology to Australian government officials for illegally smuggling dogs into the country, industry peers couldn’t help but notice how uncomfortable the pair looked.
Comedian Ricky Gervais compared the video to a hostage situation on Twitter.
The Johnny Depp apology feels like a hostage video.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 18, 2016
Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” gave his own assessment of the apology on the same day. Replaying the apology for his viewers, Colbert said the actors’ apology “was absolutely from the heart, totally convincing apology, until you zoom the picture out,” revealing a pair of kangaroos clutching assault rifles.
“They keep the bullets in their pouch,” Colbert jokingly said.
It was then that Colbert realized he also owed the Gold Coast an apology, cueing his own taped apology.
Dressed similarly to Depp—hoop earring included—Colbert sat beside his own Amber Heard and apologized for not declaring their dogs, “Sparkles, Lurch, and Colonel Dog Face” and a “colony of parakeets whom I rightfully call The Funky Bunch” and “two 500-pound feral hogs, Niles and Frasier.” Colbert also apologized for smuggling the woman beside him, who he said wasn’t his wife.
To prove his sincerity, Colbert plays Australia’s “beautiful national anthem” by blowing into a didgeridoo, as he asks for a “vegemite sandwich.”
Watch the funny clip above.