#DCPublicSchools Trends on Twitter After John Oliver Asks Emmy Viewers To Make It Happen
#DCPublicSchools dominated Twitter thanks to John Oliver at the 69th Emmy Awards.
The subject of D.C. public schools began after Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy seemed to have gone off-script presenting an award earlier in the telecast.
After the hilarious (and perhaps uncomfortable for McCarthy) moment when Chappelle said he was “amazed” at how many black people were at the Emmys, he acknowledged that he “skipped rehearsal.”
“Shoutout to D.C. public schools,” Chappelle added before going back to the teleprompter.
Later on, John Oliver took the stage to accept the award for Best Writing of a Variety Series for his HBO progam Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
While giving a haphazard acceptance speech which included thanking Oprah Winfrey because she was sitting in the front row and it “seemed inappropriate not to,” he made a reference to Chappelle and his shoutout.
“Like Dave Chappelle, I would like to unexpectedly thank D.C. public schools because — I think it would be great to get it started trending on Twitter for no reason tonight whatsoever,” Oliver said. “So if you are tweeting about the Emmys at home, please use the #DCPublicSchools.”
And within minutes, #DCPublicSchools began trending.
— shoe (@Philip07235) September 18, 2017
— But Her Race (@butterrace) September 18, 2017
— Tee Mo (@teemo2006) September 18, 2017
— Gaya D King (@GayajMiss) September 18, 2017
I will never not support a shout-out to an urban public school system. #DCPublicSchools
— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) September 18, 2017
Despite SNL buzz, I kinda knew “Last Week Tonight” would get it. Embarrassment of riches in this category. #DCPublicSchools
— Kup (@AmyKup) September 18, 2017
— HBO (@HBO) September 18, 2017
Watch the clips above, via CBS.
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