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Robin Williams invites Oz PM to strip club

world Updated: Apr 02, 2010 07:39 IST

Comedian Robin Williams has apologised to Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for mocking the country's citizens and invited the politician to a strip club to smooth out their spat.

The Oscar-winning actor caused a stir after branding Australians "English rednecks" during a recent appearance on a US talk show.

The Australian premiere had taken offence to the comment, suggesting that the 'Mrs. Doubtfire' star should "go and spend a bit of time in Alabama" but Williams has laughed off the feud with a sly reference to Rudd's infamous visit to an exotic dance club in 2003, reported New York Daily News.

"Every time I've been in Australia it's been wonderful. Mr Rudd, I apologise. I would like to modify my terminology and say 'English good old boy'. If the term redneck is offencive, forgive me, sir. Please let me come back to Australia without a cavity search, and if not, I'd love to go to a strip club with you in New York," he said in an interview to a radio show.

Rudd caused a stir when it emerged in 2007 that he had visited a strip joint in the Big Apple four years previously.