Of Course Barnaby Joyce Gave An Infuriatingly Smug Response To Amber Heard Naming Her Dog After Him

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If you thought the infamous 2015 feud between Johnny Depp and his then-wife Amber Heard vs. then-agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce was done and dusted, you thought wrong my innocent friend.

To refresh your mems (considering this was 6+ years ago), Joyce arced up at the Hollywood stars after they smuggled their dogs Pistol and Boo into Australia via private plane — thus violating our country’s strict biosecurity laws — when the couple headed here for Heard to film Aquaman.

Barnaby Joyce threatened to have the Yorkshire terriers put down and made the two stars film an awkward apology video which he posted on Facebook as penance for their crime.

Heard has since said in an interview: “I have a feeling we’re going to avoid the land Down Under from now on, just as much as we can, thanks to certain politicians there,” so you know she must be pretty cut up about the whole thing.

And now in the ultimate troll move Amber Heard has adopted a new puppy and named him in tribute to the man who tried to have her other dogs exterminated. Yep, welcome to the fam Barnaby Joyce!

The actress shared the happy news via Twitter, so you’d think Joyce will surely see it at some point?


Honestly, I feel like naming that cute-as-hell pooch is far too complimentary. Any dog named for human blood blister Barnaby Joyce should resemble Clifford the Big Red Dog, really.

But aside from that, naming your new dog after a man who tried to have your other dogs killed is just a chef’s kiss moment from Amber Heard.

Your move, Joycey.

UPDATE 28/12/21:

Barnaby Joyce has issued a tepid clapback at Amber Heard after her boss move, telling The Australian that he’s “fine” with her choice of dog name, before insisting despite his murderous tendencies: “[I have] no problems with animals”.

He then told The Australian: “I get a real sense of accomplishment that I’m still in her head long after I’ve forgotten about them. Obviously, I now rate above Johnny Depp.”

There you have it. Barnaby Joyce has responded in the most Barnaby Joyce way possible. Waiting for him to name two cockroaches Pistol and Boo, tbh.