It was a free shot that proved too irresistible to pass up.
When Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce was revealed to be a New Zealand dual citizen on Monday - possibly in violation of constitutional rules - social media users joked about what Amber Heard and Johnny Depp might think.
The actors were famously targeted by Mr Joyce for breaking rules of their own: failing to declare their dogs, Pistol and Boo, to Australian officials in 2015.
The saga made headlines around the world and was widely enjoyed online, where it was dubbed the #WarOnTerrier.
So it was probably no surprise that Mr Joyce's citizenship trouble - which is bound for Australia's High Court - generated clamour of its own.
Can we please make Barnaby Joyce do a Johnny Depp/Amber Heard style apology video b/c I'm all in for it.— Eilidh Jackson (@eilidh_jax) August 14, 2017
"new zealand is a wonderful island."— Helen Davidson (@heldavidson) August 14, 2017
[HIGH COURT JUDGE places one jar of Vegemite and one jar of Marmite on the table]— Colley (@JamColley) August 14, 2017
[BARNABY JOYCE starts sweating profusely.]
During the debate over the dogs, Mr Joyce stressed that the actors would not receive special treatment because of their high profile, and must obey the law.
"The consequences of a disease outbreak could have been terrifying," he wrote when sharing the pair's apology video on his Facebook page.
Last year, Heard avoided a conviction after pleading guilty to making a false statement on her immigration card.
On Tuesday, she chimed in on Mr Joyce's difficulty - to effectively have the last laugh.
"When @Barnaby_Joyce said "no one is above the law" I didn't realize he meant New Zealand law ..." she tweeted.
To comfort Mr. Joyce in his hour need, I have sent him a box of New Zealand's finest kiwi fruit (assuming this passes his biosecurity laws) pic.twitter.com/lQHJzMyXT9— Amber Heard (@realamberheard) August 15, 2017
Her tweets were well shared, receiving both applause and criticism.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Mr Joyce has not responded.