John Oliver Reads the YouTube Comments and Immediately Regrets It

John Oliver‘s HBO show is off this week, but in an online-only video posted last night, he did perhaps the single bravest thing any human can ever do: he read the YouTube comments. That’s right, Oliver got himself down in the muck and poorly-spelled outrage that is the YouTube comments section. And, rather specifically, he zoned in on the comments people have been making on his own YouTube videos.

Oliver started out the video by saying he’d read some fan mail. But seeing how this is the year 2014, he went directly to the YouTube comments section (the modern equivalent of fan mail).

For example, one YouTube commenter said Oliver’s face “does look like a parrot,” while another declared, in Spanish, that Oliver is a “son of a bitch mother fucking shit.”

Yep, those are YouTube comments, all right.

Watch the video below, via HBO:

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