Article courtesy of HeatStreet, written by Tom Teodorczuk.
You’re unlikely to see anything more embarrassing this week than Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s video apology to the Australian government for providing a false immigration document when they brought their two Yorkshire terriers into the country.
It got us thinking that Depp, 52, should take this further and go on an apology tour to express remorse for a whole host of other mishaps that have turned what was once the coolest leading man in Hollywood to a walking punchline.
Having said sorry to Australia, Depp should now apologize to America for his remarks about his country to German magazine Stern in 2003. Quite apart from mangling metaphors, Depp’s insight is up there with the most ridiculous observation about the U.S. that any celebrity has ever made.
Depp said: “America is dumb, it’s like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive. My daughter is four, my boy is one. I’d like them to see America as a toy, a broken toy. Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling and then get out.”
Far from getting out of America, following his split with singer Vanessa Paradis, several years later Depp returned to his homeland because he got fed up with paying so much tax in France. “I’m certainly not ready to give up my American citizenship,” he pronounced.