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Hollywood or hostage crisis? Johnny Depp, Amber Heard make online apology to Australia

The celebrity couple appear in a grim video, filmed by the Australian government, to say they are sorry for "disrespecting" Australian law. Facebook users are apparently worried the two are being held hostage.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are hitting screens for the wrong reasons after the Australian government forced them to publicly apologize for "disrespecting" the law and compromising Australia's biosecurity.

All over a pair of Yorkshire terrier puppies.

In what many on social media are comparing to a "proof of life" video, Depp and Heard grimly espouse the unique beauty of Australia while apologizing for failing to declare their dogs to customs on a 2015 visit.

"Australia is a beautiful island with a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and people," says Heard, somewhat lacking the pep of an ordinary tourism video.

"It has to be protected," Depp adds. "When you disrespect Australian law, they will tell you firmly."

The video was first published on an Australian government YouTube channel, before being shared on the Facebook page of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce. He's the very same man who "firmly" told the couple last year it was time them and their dogs "buggered off."