“The nicest factor the Queen of England ever did for anybody was die the week that girl grew to become Prime Minister,” Oliver mentioned whereas joking about new British Prime Minister Liz Truss
Britain has been in a ceremonial state of mourning following the dying of Queen Elizabeth II final week — and that apparently extends to the airwaves as nicely. During a current HBO broadcast of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the host’s jabs on the response to Her Majesty’s not-so-sudden dying had been scrapped fully by the U.Ok. tv service supplier Sky.
“Obviously, we have to begin with the U.Ok., which is clearly nonetheless reeling from the stunning dying of a 96-year-old girl from pure causes,” Oliver started after a phase in regards to the President of Chile. “It is an enormous second which, for some motive, completely everybody felt that they needed to weigh in on.”
Oliver then identified the unusual method that seemingly random brands flocked to social media to weigh in and pay tribute to the monarch.
During his present, Oliver started itemizing out among the company responses to the Queen’s dying, highlighting everybody “from Crazy Frog, which tweeted out ‘RIP the Queen’ candle emoji – a tweet that’s unimaginable to learn with out mentally including [Crazy Frog’s dance music] – to Dominos U.Ok. which posted, ‘Everyone at Domino’s joins the nation and the world in mourning the dying of Queen Elizabeth II. Our ideas and condolences are with the Royal Family.’”
Oliver added: “Which I suppose is sweet, though if the world is mourning, they need to perhaps inform the U.S. Domino’s account whose most up-to-date tweet as of this taping is ‘if ur studying this it means u want pizza like to substantiate.’ Get your fucking home so as Domino’s! A LADY IS DEAD.”
Fans of Last Week Tonight followers took to social media after the published to specific their frustration with Sky for depriving them of some lighthearted jokes. During the stream that’s obtainable now, the episode cuts from Oliver’s phase in regards to the President of Chile to his feedback about new British Prime Minister Liz Truss with solely a small point out of the Queen.
“The Queen’s dying is unfortunately not the one traumatic occasion that Britain has needed to cope with this week,” Oliver mentioned. “Because on Tuesday, Liz Truss, mainly Margaret Thatcher if she had been excessive on glue, grew to become its new Prime Minister.”
But the half the place he insists that “the nicest factor the Queen of England ever did for anybody was die the week that girl grew to become Prime Minister” didn’t make the reduce.