Barnaby Joyce in celebrity feud, again
AUSTRALIA'S deputy prime minister has begun his second celebrity feud for the year.
After clashing with US actorJohnny Depp earlier in the year, Barnaby Joyce has now come under fire by The Smiths frontman Morrissey.
The music legend wrote to the agricultural minister today calling on him to put "the live-export industry out of its misery immediately".
In the letter, publshed on the PETA website, Morrissey described Joyce as being on "the wrong side of history" and said that live export was a "slow boat to hell".
Joyce has hit back on social media, defending his cancellation at Splendour in the Grass' live Q&A with Tony Jones session earlier this year.
Record cattle prices for families in regional Australia - sorry I don’t cut it at Splendour in the Grass, but I accept that.— Barnaby Joyce (@Barnaby_Joyce) October 31, 2016
The deputy prime minister also made it clear he wasn't a fan of the popular alternative band.
Mightn’t be a big fan of The Smiths, but I am a great fan of families in WA, NT & FNQ who rely on our $2bn live export industry.— Barnaby Joyce (@Barnaby_Joyce) October 31, 2016
The star's reference to Joyce's often rose-coloured face comes after Johnny Depp described the agriculture minister looked like he was "inbred with a tomato".