• John Oliver has a tough opinion
  • He's taken on the recent protests in the States
  • THIS is what the comedian had to say

With his signature wit, Oliver critiques the NYPD's actions and the absurdity of media coverage, all while commemorating the show's 300th episode with a bang. Oliver went about his opening segment on Sunday’s episode to talk about the "hard crackdown" on college students in the U.S. protesting the Israel-Hamas war.

John's opinion

He showed clips from a live Fox News report at Columbia University in New York. "Police swarmed campuses in numbers so extreme; this student summed it up pretty well," he said. The clip started out with a reporter asking a student protestor, “What do you think about the NYPD moving in?

Replied the student: “It’s insane. We have a right to protest. We have a right. Look at that. That’s fucking crazy." The reporter then asked: “What are you gonna do if you get arrested?" The student replied: "I can’t really do much." The reporter pressed on: "Will you go with the police if they make an arrest?" Shrugged the student: "I guess so."

Then Oliver spoke: "Did that reporter just ask, ‘Are you going to go with the police if they arrest you?’ Kudos to that student for giving the calmest possible answer to what might be the dumbest question ever asked on TV. ‘If the guys with guns put you in handcuffs and drag you to the jail, will you go with them?’ ‘Yeah, I guess so.'"

He continued: "Also thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of the one boomer who was killed by hearing that student say ‘f-k’ on Fox News. Somewhere, a family’s writing [his] obituary. ‘Paul John Roberts passed away in his home when his eyeballs, heart and butthole exploded. At the same time, he’s survived by his wife and three adult children, who no longer speak to him.'"

Incidentally, Sunday night’s episode marked the 300th installment of 'Last Week Tonight'. The show noted the milestone with an image of a cake topped with candles reading "300" at the end of the opening

Not the only issue

John also highlighted that libraries in the United States are "in trouble because they’ve become another front in the ongoing culture war."

"We’ve talked before about how conservatives have targeted school libraries, but those debates have now emphatically migrated over to public libraries as well," he said.

Oliver cited the growing number of community members and parents across the country who fear harmful and sexual books are available for their children to read at public libraries.

"The American Library Association documented efforts to censor over 4,200 unique book titles last year in schools and libraries, the highest level they’ve ever recorded, with the number of titles targeted for censorship at public libraries, in particular, rising by 92% from the previous year," he said.

Also interesting:

John Oliver's wife Kate Norley is a Iraq War veteran.

She served in the Army as a medic!

Meet John Oliver's Wife Kate

Oliver will forever be a controversial figure, it seems. But it won't stop him from speaking his mind on his hit show. Let's see if any repercussions come up, but as things heat up in the election sphere, he's bound to be in the news more often.