HBO comedian John Oliver of “Last Week Tonight” is used to a certain treatment. He gets to poke fun and lash out at anyone he wants and his target takes the beating and Oliver moves on to his next victim. Oliver rarely has to experience any backlash and he seems to enjoy it that way.
But one of his targets actually clapped back in a very creative way, and Oliver doesn’t seem able to handle it.
According to Yahoo, Oliver made the city of Danbury, Connecticut, the victim of a monologue:
On the Aug. 16 episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, while examining racial disparities in jury selection, Oliver went off on a tangent, in which he had some choice words for the city of Danbury, Conn. Oliver was speaking about how a computer error resulted in no jurors being summoned from Hartford and New Britain when he set his sights on Danbury.
“If you’re gonna forget a town in Connecticut, why not forget Danbury?” Oliver asked. “Because, and this is true, f**k Danbury. From its charming Railway Museum to its historic Hearthstone Castle, Danbury, Conn., can eat my whole a**. I know exactly three things about Danbury: USA Today ranked it the second best city to live in in 2015, it was once the center of the American hat industry and if you’re from there, you got a standing invite to come get a thrashing from John Oliver, children included. F**k you.”
When John Oliver talks shit about a city named “Danbury”🤨 pic.twitter.com/eQa0YJBYo1
— Fernando Costa (@Fcosta0) August 18, 2020
The town of Danbury wasn’t going to take that lying down and made a response. They didn’t just tell Oliver where he could stick his monologue, they didn’t give some tired defense about how their town is actually great. They actually decided to rename its sewage plant after the HBO host and made a show of it too.
Oliver didn’t seem to take this well and responded on Sunday and with some colorful language told the entire town to go f**k themselves:
“I had no idea that calamari was Rhode Island’s official state appetizer,” he said. “It might be the first thing I’ve learned about that state that I’ve actually liked, aside, of course, from the fact that it doesn’t include the city of Danbury, Connecticut. Because, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, fuck Danbury. Babies. Elderly. Pets. Buildings. All of you can go fuck yourselves.”
What a champ.
Oliver really showed those Danbury folks by proving them absolutely correct.