John Oliver Apparently Making Thai Government Feel Uneasy
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has been blazing quite a trail ever since its premiere on HBO, not pulling any punches with any of its segments or jokes. As a result, POM Wonderful, a marketing company responsible for an ad for Oregon’s healthcare website, the FCC’s Tom Wheeler, and more have actually and very publicly responded to Oliver’s jabs at them.
The latest in this group reportedly happens to be the Thai government that doesn’t at all appreciate John Oliver’s jabs at Thailand’s Crown Prince. Vice reports that the junta that’s currently in power is “paranoid” about a segment that lambasted the Crown Prince.
Do note that there are laws in place in Thailand where you could go to jail for any such mockery of the royal family.