You can always count on Last Week Tonight host John Oliver to sum up everyone’s feelings about a particular event in no uncertain terms.
In the wake of the terrorist shootings and bombings across Paris on Friday evening which left 129 people dead and a further 352 injured, Oliver responded with an incredible expletive-laden and therapeutic takedown of those responsible for the heinous killings.
First pointing out he was able to speak without restraint because his show airs on HBO, he offered up “a moment of premium-cable profanity” on the matter.
And his message was quite simple: “Fuck these assholes!”
So here is where things stand: First, as of now, we know this attack was carried out by gigantic fucking assholes. Unconscionable, flaming assholes, possibly working with other fucking assholes, definitely working in service of an ideology of pure assholery. Second, and this goes almost without saying, fuck these assholes. Fuck them, if I might say, fuck them sideways.
He then went on to point out why waging a cultural war against France is one of the stupidest ideas of all time, in his usual cuttingly comedic way, before adding: “To the people of France, our thoughts are truly with you”.
Brilliantly put John, as always.