Barnaby Joyce reignites feud with Johnny Depp: ‘He's a deads**t’

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has reignited his infamous feud with Johnny Depp and Amber Heard during an appearance on Sunrise on Tuesday morning.

The 54-year-old called the Pirates of the Caribbean actor a “deads**t” while reflecting on the pair’s 2015 biosecurity incident and sharing his thoughts on Amber’s recent jab at him online.

Barnaby Joyce on Sunrise.
Barnaby Joyce shocked the Sunrise hosts when he called Johnny Depp a ‘deads**t’. Photo: Channel Seven

On Monday, the Aquaman actress posted a photo on social media announcing that she had named her new dog after the Australian politician.

“Meet the newest member of the Heard family, Barnaby Joyce!” she wrote in the caption.

Speaking to Sunrise presenters Edwina Bartholomew and Matt Shirvington about the development, Barnaby said that he feels “flattered” but admits “it’s kind of crazy”.

“I can’t work it out,” he said. “I’d forgotten about her. She was out of my mind, but I’m in her mind. I’m in there like a bee, I’m just buzzing around her brain.”


The National Party leader went on to describe Amber and her then-husband Johnny Depp as “crazy guys” and said that their viral apology video looked like “two terrorists in a basement in Lebanon”.

“But I got Johnny right, you know. She was like, ‘Oh Johnny’s lovely, Johnny’s lovely’. Johnny was a deads**t,” he added, leaving the Sunrise hosts in stitches.

“Well, the jury’s still debating that one as well at the moment,” Matt replied, followed by Eddy who said, “Quite literally the jury is still debating that so we’ll leave that one there”.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard made headlines in 2015 when she tried to bring her two Yorkshire terriers, named Pistol and Boo, into the country on a private jet without declaring them to customs.

Mr Joyce then gave the celebrity couple a 50-hour deadline to remove the dogs from Australia or they will be euthanised.

Amber ended up avoiding conviction in April 2016 but was fined $1000 and forced to film a public apology video with Johnny.

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