Johnny Depp may have tried to blast “Barnaby Jones” on Jimmy Kimmel last night, but our Deputy PM is having none of it.
In fact, we could even say he’s topped Depp’s insult with a Silence of the Lambs reference.
“I think I’m turning into Johnny Depp’s ‘Hannibal Lecter, aren’t I?” Jones said at a press conference this morning.
“I’m inside his head, I’m pulling little strings and pulling little levers. Long after I’ve forgotten about Mr Depp, he’s remembering me.”
After the initial controversy of Pistol and Boo being smuggled into Australia, Jones’ response was considered an overreaction by many and he was a laughing stock worldwide.
Now, everyone is more divided about whether Depp has taken it too far or it’s still just fun and games.
Mamamia previously reported…
Johnny Depp has appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show to prove once more that he couldn’t care less about respecting the laws and rules of countries he visits.
Depp and his wife Amber Heard faced court earlier this year for smuggling their pet dogs Pistol and Boo into Australia last year.
The Pistol and Boo saga was brought up by the charismatic host who told Depp his video apology was being considered one of his finest performances.
Depp took the opportunity to make the first dig in a series of mocking remarks.
“These are things you have to prepare a long time for to tap into the emotion that you need,” he said.
“You know I haven’t seen many of (my performances) but I wouldn’t disagree. I played that sort of anti-government.”
The actor was so comfortable in revealing his true intentions that he even began to take personal swipes at Australian Deputy Prime Minister and then Agricultural minister Barnaby Joyce.
"He looks somehow inbred with a tomato," Depp said
"It's not a criticism. I was a little worried. He just might explode.”
He also refered to the Deputy Prime Minister as "Barnaby Jones".
Deputy Prime Minister Joyce has previously said Depp's dogs should "bugger off" back to the US or face euthanasia.
Depp continued to mock the quarantine laws by comparing his dogs to other dangerous creatures.
"[The dogs are] minuscule, tiny teacup things, clearly dangerous in Australia, 'cause there's so many poisonous creatures in Australia, you can die at any minute, so the dogs are obviously a problem in Australia," he said.
Watch the video below for more details about the original case.
Depp also brought up how taxpayer money had been spent in pursuing charges against him.
"I think the choice they made to utilise the taxpayer dollars to globally chase down a couple of teacup yorkies and give them 50 hours to live, I realised the badness of my ways," he said.
Heard was given a one month good behaviour bond and fined $1,000 after she pleaded guilty to falsifying the documents.