Final Week Tonight‘s John Oliver supplied no breaks for his white viewers at house tonight – a recurrent theme for the nation’s political late-night tv host.
Oliver began his present with current information clippings following a number of the nation’s Republican-involved drama. After glossing over John Cox’s run in California recall election with a stay bear and Texas and Florida’s passing of voting restriction payments, Oliver tuned in on the voting recount efforts in Arizona and the way they appeared to be stuffed with sketchy-looking vote counters and doubtful recount strategies.
“That’s not reassuring. Usually when there’s a man in these sun shades says, ‘There’s nothing to it. It’s fairly apparent,’ he’s simply seconds away from reversing his model new ATV by way of the entrance window of a Fuddruckers,” Oliver mentioned of a vote-counting volunteer in a CNN information clip.
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Oliver defined how vote recounts are repeatedly being pushed by Arizona Republicans who refuse to see the election in every other gentle. “We’ll all be fortunate if no one will get critically harm,” Oliver surmised.
In one other dig at native American information shops, a well timed Mom’s Day montage performed of “Disappointing Males Of Native Information,” predictably of male native information hosts being uncouth to their mothers and/or wives.
Oliver then launched his topic of the week: Black hair. He well begins by deprecating his id as a white man to construct some credibility. “I understand I’m not the best individual to speak about black hair. I appear to be I nonetheless go to an previous time-y barber named Valentino and ask for a tidy Liza Minnelli,” Oliver deflected.
He continues to clarify how white individuals have traditionally ignored the cultural roots, significance and variety of black hairstyles and the way that lack of awareness has critical penalties in the present day, from skilled to political.
“Black hair shouldn’t be seen or corralled by white individuals,” Oliver emphasised. “White individuals actually don’t must have an opinion on it and our legal guidelines ought to mirror that.”
Oliver’s name of motion this week zeroed in on The CROWN Act. Written in 2019, the invoice ensures safety towards discrimination primarily based on race-based hairstyles. These hairstyles, akin to braids, locs, twists and knots have led to unfair punitive actions towards Black individuals, mentioned Oliver.
Oliver ended his program with a profanity-laced video from actors Leslie Jones, Uzo Aduba and Anthony Anderson, encouraging white viewers interested in black hair to “f**king Google it.”
“It may be f**king Bing, YouTube, Wikipedia – I don’t give a sh*t,” the previous SNL actress mentioned.
For the white viewers not considering Googling, there may be another choice, mentioned the Black-ish star. With out skipping a beat, Jones finishes Anderson’s sentence: “F**king off is at all times an possibility.”
It wouldn’t be Final Week Tonight with no correct flogging of white individuals.