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‘Will your sleeping moose really want to take on an Australian saltwater crocodile?’ Jessica Mauboy jokingly hits back at Ryan Reynolds after he hilariously blasted Australia for being ‘let in’ to Eurovision

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Jessica Mauboy has jokingly hit back at Ryan Reynolds – after the 41-year-old star ‘slammed’ her homeland’s involvement in Eurovision in a scathing Twitter video on Tuesday.

Dressed as his sardonic superhero character Deadpool, Ryan took a dig at the land Down Under, which he hilariously said was ‘barely on the planet’.

He openly wondered why Australia had been ‘let in’ to the annual song contest despite not being a European country, while making it clear that his native Canada should be given an equal chance to compete.

‘Don’t give me that cr*p about Canada not being part of the European family. You let in Australia and they’re barely on the planet,’ Ryan jibed.

Not prepared to take his taunts lying down, Jessica recorded an epic comeback of her own.

Taking to Twitter, the 28-year-old uploaded a clip with the message: ‘Hey there @VancityReynolds, BIG LOVE from “barely on the planet” Australia.’

Jessica Mauboy smiling for the camera: 'You were wondering why Australia is here': Jessica Mauboy hit back at Ryan Reynolds after he blasted her homeland for being 'let in' to Eurovision© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited ‘You were wondering why Australia is here’: Jessica Mauboy hit back at Ryan Reynolds after he blasted her homeland for being ‘let in’ to Eurovision

In the video, Jessica could be seen wearing a glittering gold top while speaking from Lisbon, Portugal – where the singing competition was held this year.

She said: ‘G’day Ryan. I’m Jessica Mauboy and I’m representing Australia at this year’s Eurovision.’

She continued: ‘You were wondering why Australia is here. Well if you look at the map that I just made, we’re just right over here.’

a close up of a piece of paper: 'We're just right over here': The 28-year-old hitmaker moved a cut-out of Australia right next to Europe© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited ‘We’re just right over here’: The 28-year-old hitmaker moved a cut-out of Australia right next to Europe

Proving that Australia is definitely on the map, she cut out the country and dragged it right next to Europe.

Jessica added: ‘And will your sleeping moose really want to take on an Australian saltwater crocodile?

‘Well, thanks Ryan. And if you could actually really put me in touch with Celine Dion, that would be great.’

 Not happy: Ryan Reynolds wondered why Eurovision officials let Australia compete… but Canada wasn’t in the contest

The land Down Under somewhat controversially joined the largely European singing competition in 2015 – and competed for the fourth time in 2018.

In his original Deadpool-themed video, Ryan campaigned to get Canada into Eurovision.

He joked: ‘Our generous gift of Celine Dion alone should earn us an invite.’

‘You’ve awakened a sleeping moose,’ the A-lister added.

a screenshot of a social media post: Yikes! Ryan hinted that Canada should be allowed to compete in Eurovision too - because 'our generous gift of Celine Dion alone should earn us an invite'© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Yikes! Ryan hinted that Canada should be allowed to compete in Eurovision too – because ‘our generous gift of Celine Dion alone should earn us an invite’

Of course, the reel was all in jest and Ryan was simply promoting his upcoming flick Deadpool 2 and his character is known for sarcastic quips and insults.

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