Queen Elizabeth death jokes censored by John Oliver

Britain’s Sky TV has censored portions of ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ due to jokes about… The death of Queen Elizabeth II – Viewers criticize the choice on Twitter.

Oliver, 45, opened the HBO show – which Received a 2022 Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series At the awards ceremony Monday night – with a joke about the president of Chile, then said: “But obviously we need to start with the United Kingdom, which is clearly still suffering the shocking death of a 96-year-old woman due to natural causes.”

The British-American comedian continued to joke about a strange group of people who paid tribute to Elizabeth.

“It’s such a big moment that, for some reason, everyone just felt they had to think of Crazy Frog, who posted the ‘RIP the Queen’ tweet. [and a] Candle emoji…to Domino’s UK which posted, “Everyone at Domino’s join the nation and the world in mourning the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Our condolences and sympathies are with the royal family.”

“Which, I think, is great, though, as the world is in mourning, they should probably tell the US Domino account whose most recent tweet up until this recording was ‘If you’re reading this, you need a pizza you’d like to confirm.'” Oliver continued, “Get your own king’s house for Domino’s!” dead lady.”

He ended his jokes about Elizabeth’s death quietly about Britain’s new prime minister, Liz Truss: “The Queen’s death is unfortunately not the only traumatic event Britain has had to deal with this week, because on Tuesday, Liz Truss, essentially Margaret if Thatcher was so gluey, she has She became her new prime minister.”

British version of Emmy Award winning show Available on Sky platforms cut everything between jokes about Chile’s president and Liz Truss – without leaving out any stabs related to the Queen.

Angry viewers took to Twitter to attack Sky over the censorship.

“Dear SkyUK, there was a pretty obvious edit to last night’s ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ – what gives? Assuming it’s related to the Queen?” one Wrote.

John Oliver, winner of the Outstanding Variety Talk Series for 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver', poses in the press room during the Primetime Emmys at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022
“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver Naps wins an Emmy at the awards gala held at the Microsoft Theater on September 12 in Los Angeles, California.
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“Don’t censor my LastWeekTonight. I’m British, I’m mine and I can take a joke!!!,” angry user chirp. “The coverage and enforced mourning here are getting out of hand.”

iamjohnoliver @LastWeekTonight Any thoughts on why the clip covering the Queen’s death was deleted from the last episode of Sky Comedy? Was someone upset? ” else He said.

SkyUK’s censorship of LastWeekTonight is very disappointed with @iamjohnoliver – we condemn other countries for this kind of behaviour. The public is used to his reckless style and light-hearted comments. One user said the ‘target’ of his comments is corporate social media.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96 on September 8, 2022.
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“We live in a country where you cannot say anything that might offend members of the royal family,” someone else said hung.

“iamjohnoliver Sky made a joke about the Queen last night. Cowards. Could you put it here? They really bothered us with her photo and amateur story,” one person Requested the host.

This is not the only drama that Oliver has recently found himself in. also in Episode aired on September 11Oliver ‘Law and Order’ creator Dick Wolf criticizedsaying his work paints law enforcement in a “good light.”

He said Wolf, 75, has a “close behind-the-scenes relationship with the NYPD, employing officers as advisors and taking pride in the access he had.”

Oliver concluded that “law and order will never contend with the reality of policing in a meaningful way.” “Because basically, the person responsible for ‘Law & Order’ and its brand is Dick Wolf, and he knows exactly what he wants his shows to do and, more importantly, not to do.”

Monday night’s “Last Week Tonight” won the Emmy for the seventh time in a row in the “Outstanding Variety Talk” category.

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