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Robin Williams starts war of words between Australia, Alabama

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - A comment by comedian Robin Williams on the David Letterman show is causing a global debate between the Australian prime minister and Governor Riley.
    
 Williams called Australians "English rednecks" after he had been in the country filming a movie.

Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd took offense and responded by saying Williams needs to spend more time in Alabama before making comments about who is a redneck.

Governor riley could not let Rudd's comment go. He responded saying "I'm not sure if Prime Minister Rudd has ever been to Alabama. If he has, he would know that Alabamians are decent, hard working, creative people. That's why Alabama is home to Australian companies like Austal, which employs more than one-thousand Alabamians at the world's largest aluminum shipyard in Mobile.
     
Also worth noting, Williams was in Birmingham in October for his weapons of self destruction tour.

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