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‘Last Week Tonight’ Joke About Queen’s Death Censored in U.K.

Too quickly for jokes? John Oliver made a quip concerning the late Queen Elizabeth II on the newest episode of Last Week Tonight — however not all viewers obtained to listen to it.

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Too quickly for jokes? John Oliver made a quip concerning the late Queen Elizabeth II on the newest episode of Last Week Tonight — however not all viewers obtained to listen to it.

The 45-year-old Every day Present alum shortly reacted to the monarch’s death earlier than diving into the primary story of the Sunday, September 11, episode. “However clearly, we have to begin with the U.Ok., which is clearly nonetheless reeling from the stunning demise of a 96-year-old lady from pure causes,” Oliver teased initially of the present.

The British comic continued: “It’s a massive second which for some purpose completely everybody felt that they needed to weigh in on from Loopy Frog, which tweeted out ‘RIP the Queen’ [and a] candle emoji — a tweet that’s not possible to learn with out mentally including [Crazy Frog’s music] – to Dominos U.Ok. which posted, ‘Everybody at Domino’s joins the nation and the world in mourning the demise of Queen Elizabeth II. Our ideas and condolences are with the Royal Household.’ Which I assume 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 you happen to’re studying this it means you want pizza like to verify.’”

Fans Blast UK TV Network After 'Last Week Tonight' Joke About Queen Elizabeth II Death Is Censored

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Oliver went on to say Liz Truss, who was appointed because the new prime minister of the U.K. earlier this month. “The Queen’s demise is unfortunately not the one traumatic occasion that Britain has needed to take care of this week as a result of on Tuesday, Liz Truss, mainly Margaret Thatcher if she have been excessive on glue, turned its new Prime Minister,” he joked.

Whereas the HBO Max broadcast performed the episode in full, viewers watching overseas on Sky’s streaming platform NOW got an abridged model, reportedly cutting around the host’s comments concerning the queen.

“@SkyUK modifying out the @iamjohnoliver / @LastWeekTonight bit on the Queen’s demise shouldn’t be a superb look,” one Twitter consumer wrote, as one other requested the present’s official social media account to upload the clip on-line in its entirety.

One other viewer — who described themself as “a monarchist” — spoke out towards the “compelled mourning” they suppose has been current within the U.Ok. since Elizabeth died on Thursday, September 8. “I CAN TAKE A JOKE!!!” the consumer continued. “@SkyUK If @iamjohnoliver needs to have an clever, jovial, factual opinion about our queen I wanna hear it.”

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Queen Elizabeth II
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In the future after the controversial broadcast, Oliver and his colleagues took home a big win on the 2022 Emmy Awards. Final Week Tonight received its seventh consecutive trophy for Excellent Selection Speak Sequence, defeating The Late Present With Stephen Colbert, The Every day Present With Trevor Noah, Late Night time with Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel Reside!

“Thanks to HBO as effectively. We all know how fortunate we’re to get to make the precise present that we wish precisely the way in which that we need to make it whether or not that’s making a Korean subway drama or blackmailing Congress over information brokers or staging an elaborate cabbage marriage ceremony,” Oliver teased whereas accepting the consideration. “We all know how fortunate we’re.”

Whereas he didn’t carry up the queen on the ceremony, Succession creator Jesse Armstrong referenced the changing monarchy after his present received the ultimate award of the night time: Excellent Drama Sequence. “Massive week for successions,” the producer, 51, started his speech. “New king within the U.Ok. This for us. Evidently, a bit bit extra voting concerned in our profitable than Prince Charles. … I’m not saying we’re extra authentic in our place than he’s. We’ll go away that to different individuals.”

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