Last we heard of John Oliver, the British comedian (who has US citizenship) stopped by Seth Meyers’ show to poke fun at the UK’s ’10 days of forced mourning’ for the late Queen Elizabeth II – something he had also done on his Emmy-winning HBO series Last week tonightwith a few digs at King Charles III and Prime Minister Liz Truss for good measure.
After a week off, Oliver returned to Last week tonight office on Sunday and kicked things off by taking a few jabs at Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine for his embarrassing but overblown sexting scandal, saying, “We also learned that Adam Levine is just as bad at sending sexts only to create meaningful tattoos. ”
Oliver saved more anger for President Joe Biden following his recent declaration that the COVID-19 pandemic is “over”.
“Which isn’t just irresponsible, it’s bullshit,” exclaimed Oliver. “You can’t just declare something and make it a reality. If I said, “The queen is alive,” that doesn’t mean it’s true. We all know she’s in the afterlife right now watching Diana.
Then Oliver handed things over to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, an obnoxious and opportunistic man who recently sent two planes full of about 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, using helpless people, including a number of young children. , as political pawns ahead of the midterm elections.
“If this sounds like a stunt made for Fox News, you’re absolutely right. But it can also have been done by Fox News,” Oliver explained. “Because just two months ago, Tucker Carlson did a segment highlighting the whiteness of Martha’s Vineyard, and he had this funny proposition.”
He then kicked off a segment where Carlson said of Martha’s Vineyard on his Fox News show, “They’re begging for more diversity. Why not send migrants there, in large numbers? Let’s start with 300,000 and work our way up from there.
“It seems like DeSantis just took that idea and ran with it. So I guess it’s true what they say: good artists borrow, great artists steal, and racist governors get their ideas yelled at by the human equivalent of the boat shoe found at the scene of a death by hazing,” Oliver joked.
Oliver continued: “This stunt was both dark and deeply cynical, especially as migrants were allegedly lured there with empty promises of jobs and housing, and even handed over pamphlets listing aid government to which they were not eligible.”
And, as Oliver pointed out, the fake pamphlets that DeSantis’ team concocted and misled the migrants even included a “fake” Massachusetts state flag that a random person had created online. because “the current blows”.
“Nothing says, ‘I am against illegal immigration and human trafficking,’ quite like forging documents to smuggle people across a border,” Oliver said.