Amber Heard during an interview with Sunrise TV revealed that she and husband Johnny Depp will be avoiding Australia because of the 'row' that resulted between them and the minister for agriculture, Barnaby Joyce over their two Yorkshire Terriers (Mirror.com - June 24). The dispute became front-page news as the politician threatened to euthanize the dogs unless they were removed from the country because they had not been quarantined for ten days upon arrival during their visit to the country.
The actress in her interview stated that they would avoid traveling to Australia because of the actions of the politician and some fans believe that her decision could have repercussions on Australia in terms of attracting actors and big budgets.
Amber Heard is a Hollywood star and her husband is a Hollywood superstar who is loved by many filmmakers and studios for whom he has made large sums of money. The statement that they will not be traveling to Australia is something that could possibly influence other actors, particularly supporters and friends of the lesbian and gay community who remember her support of Ellen Page when she came out and revealed she is a lesbian.
Entertainment fans on social media are very aware that some of the most powerful decision-makers in Hollywood are fans of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp and the actions of the Australian politician were viewed by some fans as 'attention-seeking' grandstanding news conferences that were unnecessary as the situation could have been handled behind the scenes with much less publicity and fanfare.
No one knows if her Australia avoidance comments will result in some of her entertainment colleagues also boycotting working in the country but it will not be a surprise to some fans or entertainment observers if some backlash were to occur from members of the Hollywood community because of how Amber Heard and her husband were publicly humiliated by Australia's government official over their two dogs being in the country.