LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 12: John Oliver, winner of the Outstanding Variety Talk Series award for 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver', poses in the press room during the 74th Primetime Emmys at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
John Oliver Is
Getting Censored
After Queen
Elizabeth II's
On September 8, it was announced by Buckingham Palace that Queen Elizabeth II had died "peacefully" of natural causes after spending a whopping seven decades on the throne. Sports figures, fictional characters, and celebrities have all offered condolences and heartfelt messages in honor of the Queen, but not “Last Week Tonight’s” John Oliver.
It didn't take long for John Oliver to take aim at Queen Elizabeth II and her passing during his "Last Week Tonight" opening segment, as the host began his rant just one minute into the broadcast. Sky network wound up editing this portion of the show entirely, according to Deadline and Rolling Stone.
Sky network declined to comment on the edits when asked by Deadline and countless viewers across the U.K. took to social media to voice their disapproval of the network. One Twitter user said, "I am British, I am a monarchist and I CAN TAKE A JOKE!!! If @iamjohnoliver wants to have an intelligent, jovial, factual opinion about our queen I wanna hear it. FFS!”