The Barnaby Joyce scandal has made its big foray into international news, with British comedian John Oliver savaging him as “hypocritical” for having an affair with his former media adviser, Vikki Campion.
Oliver, the host of Last Week Tonight on HBO, roasted the antics of our Deputy Prime Minister, but not before taking aim at the rest of us first, describing Australia as “70 per cent uninhabitable because of desert and 30 per cent uninhabitable because of Australians”.
Introducing Joyce to his audience, Oliver said “you may remember he threatened to euthanise Johnny Depp’s illegally imported dogs, Pistol and Boo”. We, ah, remember.
He went on to give context around what’s been the biggest political story in Australia this year.
Watch John Oliver lay into Barnaby Joyce in the video below.
“Joyce is a social conservative and opposed same-sex marriage in their referendum last year because he believes in traditional family values, and you can probably see where this is going,” Oliver explained.
“You might think that is hypocritical. But in reality Joyce has such incredible family values that he can’t restrict them to just one family.”