You Need to Watch John Oliver’s Hilariously Raunchy Take on Political Ads
He’s already used profanity as part of his new show, but it looks like John Oliver has finally found a reason to use HBO’s pro-nudity policy. On tonight’s edition of Last Week Tonight, Oliver lambasted the incredibly expensive U.S. Senate race underway in Kentucky with the help of some extraordinarily raunchy HBO-style attack ads.
“What’s happening in Kentucky is just a microcosm of what is happening everywhere,” Oliver explained after airing several of the fairly ridiculous ads produced by the campaigns for Sen. Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.
According to Oliver, attack ads have gotten “worse and worse,” to the point where candidates attempt to outdo each other’s craziness with a variety of new campaign themes: Castrating hogs, gratuitous references to rifles, firing off cannons, or threatening to shoot someone’s balls off.
“There is no way things are going to better until we collectively hit rock bottom,” Oliver bemoaned. “If things have to get worse before they get better, then worse they shall get.”
Cue several attack ads made by HBO for McConnell and Grimes’ respective campaign themes, the latter of which focuses on how the current Senate Minority Leader is among the GOP’s cabal of “old, white, wrinkled dicks.” Yeah, you know where this is going…
Just watch below, via HBO (WARNING: VERY, VERY VERY NSFW):
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