John Oliver takes on YouTube commenters, and it’s ‘BRILLENT’

Swinging back at the haters. 

 

Mike Fenn

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Published Sep 1, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 4:30 pm CDT

After posting a commentary on America’s nuclear weapons arsenal in July, John Oliver, host of the HBO late-night comedy program Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, received much backlash—and support—from the YouTube community.

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This time around, he decided to address some of the comments, no doubt lighting a second set of fires.

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Oliver highlights and addresses several comments left on the video, including “John Oliver’s face does look like a parrot” and “this guy is BRILLENT.”

When Last Week Tonight returns to HBO on Sept. 7 (something one cherry soda connoisseur will definitely be boycotting), he will no doubt have plenty of new material.

Screengrab via Last Week Tonight With John Oliver/YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 1, 2014, 9:43 am CDT