AceShowbiz - No holds barred when John Oliver addressed Paris attacks on HBO's "Last Week Tonight" Sunday, November 15. The British comedian couldn't help using profanities as he vented his anger to the attackers who were responsible for a series of deadly incidents at the heart of France last Friday.
"Sadly, we must begin with a few words about France which, on Friday, suffered the deadliest attack on its soil since World War II," he said when opening his show. "And this is where it actually helps to be on HBO, where those things can be said without restraints. Because after the many necessary and appropriate moments of silence, I'd like to offer you a moment of premium cable profanity."
He began his rant, "So here is where things stand: first, as of now, we know this attack was carried out by gigantic f***ing a**holes-unconscionable flaming a**holes-possibly working with other f***ing a**holes, definitely working in service of an ideology of pure a**holery." He then added, "Second, and this goes almost without saying: F**k these a**holes! F**k 'em, if I may say, sideways."
He continued, "And third, it is important to remember nothing about what these a**holes are trying to do is going to work. France is going to endure. And I'll tell you why: if you're in a war of culture and lifestyle with France, good f***ing luck! Because go ahead, bring your bankrupt ideology; they'll bring Jean-Paul Sartre, Edith Piaf, fine wine, Gauloises cigarettes, Camus, Camembert, madeleines, macarons, Marcel Proust, and the f***ing croque-en-bouche. The croque-en-bouche! You've just brought a philosophy of rigorous self-abnegation to a pastry fight, my friends! You are f***ed! That [croque-en-bouche] is a French freedom tower!"
Oliver didn't forget to offer his sympathy to the victims' families. "So, to the people of France, our thoughts are truly with you and I do not doubt that there will be more to say about this as events unspool," he said, "but for now, we are going to continue with the rest of our show...."