Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Whitewashing (HBO)

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Published on February 23, 2016

With the academy awards coming up, Last Week Tonight asks: Hollywood whitewashing…how is this still a thing?

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97 comments

  • Obvi 2 years ago

    “With John Oliver” yeah…. bullshit

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  • bismah J 2 years ago

    JOHN OLIVER BACK AT IT AGAIN WITH THE TRUTH

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  • Tesus 2 years ago

    Yay because the world needs more race outrage…

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  • Hawt Potato 2 years ago

    The thumbnail looks terrifying.

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  • Dante Sanaei 2 years ago

    Sees amount of dislikes

    *Grabs Popcorn

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  • Joy Chipidza 2 years ago

    Watched the show but i clicked on the video just to give it a like

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  • erraticbrain 2 years ago

    the freshest schnitzels aren’t always the right schnitzels- just remember

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  • Majsz 2 years ago

    Both crowds are right

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  • Shadhir RM 2 years ago

    This guys voice is golden..

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  • AJ34 2 years ago

    Holy shit this is one of the most fucking stupid videos I have ever seen.

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  • draczen 2 years ago

    LOL I never realized John Oliver is this full of shit. This is stupid, they
    would do movies with correct race if it would get tickets sold for white
    people…TARGET AUDIENCE helloo? I guess I judged John Oliver too fast, he
    have now 4 times made joke out of himself. I guess investigatin is too much
    to ask for a journalist.

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  • captainspirou 2 years ago

    And people go ballistic when Hermione is played by a black woman in a stage
    play, yet when a white actor plays the “Prince of Persia” they just happen
    to cast the best person for the job.

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  • Ambullneo 2 years ago

    Who the fuck cares

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  • SigmaBot 2 years ago

    but when we cast hermione with a black woman, its fine

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  • fritofreda 2 years ago

    The last samurai is literally an American that moves to Japan and ends up
    being a Samurai you fucking idiots.

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  • Thee Derf 2 years ago

    The Oscars is such a circle jerk.

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  • Lorette1231 2 years ago

    The key point of this video is that it’s NOT okay for white people to
    rewrite history and make everyone white. And for people not to go apeshit
    when a minority actor plays a fictional character that white people assumed
    were white. Nothing to do with affirmative action.

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  • RatedNovice 2 years ago

    What the man said was 100% true. It’s risky to have such a high budget film
    with a less than known actor. It’s a method to guarantee profit. It’s less
    the subject of racism and more the subject of circumstances.

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  • WelcomeToTwinklePark 2 years ago

    I’m just going to throw out there that possibly the reason that no black
    actor got an Academy Award nominee was because the movie that they were in
    was garbage

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  • santiags101 2 years ago

    This is fucking hilarious! Reminds me of Honest Trailers…

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  • VeryImpotantPerson 2 years ago

    Damn it Tom Cruise. It’s all his fault for being so fucking good at acting!

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  • CyanideSovereign 2 years ago

    America is a white majority country. Hollywood is in america. But I
    understand this just a longwinded way of saying ” fuck white people ” .
    Fuck you too, regressive ideologues.

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  • Satisfaction 2 years ago

    what if i told you not in every aspect of life we need equal presentation
    of all the races^^

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  • yld629 2 years ago

    Oh man, Bill Maher is not gonna like this =D

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  • TheEpiCool 2 years ago

    worst segment yet

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  • The Guy Who Put A Used Condom In A Time Capsule 2 years ago

    Oh, fuck me…

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  • Miguel Souto Neto 2 years ago

    I’m sorry for being white :((((((((( I’m just gonna go ahead and fucking
    kill myself for this white privilege

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  • Thespectre82 2 years ago

    Too damn funny

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  • alealeale ale 2 years ago

    Produce your own damn movie then.

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  • PersianinSweden 2 years ago

    Eeerm…Persians/Iranians are white! I admit that it would have been nice
    if the role had been played by an iranian but there aren’t many famous
    iranians in Hollywood! this pc shit is getting way out of hand!

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  • Rancid Rance 2 years ago

    Moving funding is a fickle thing and which actors are planned to star in it
    is a factor.

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  • Pauliuk112 2 years ago

    And it’s not like The Last Samurai example is taken totally out of context.

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  • Bianca Scribbles 2 years ago

    thank you

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  • WeeWeeJumbo 2 years ago

    This video is spot-on and the cranky reactionaries in the comments only
    highlight the problem. Congrats, numpties

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  • JetPig Gaming 2 years ago

    Meanwhile we’ll neglect that despite all their complaining, B.E.T does in
    fact exist with their own programs and award shows.

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  • KingCreepa 2 years ago

    It is so true lol The fact is hollywood directors just don’t want to cast
    minorities in major roles. It is a stupid practice but then again hollywood
    is stupid. Also I never blamed the Oscars for picking who they did because
    we shouldn’t put 1 mandatory black person in as a nominee and winner each
    year that would just be stupid and I think people would be just as upset.

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  • dued27 2 years ago

    This is a very informative video. The downvotes are coming from
    close-minded people.

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  • AvengerXP 2 years ago

    American audiences dislike foreign stuff. It has to be adapted and made in
    the US. At first I thought it was because Hollywood forced people to watch
    remade stuff, then I figured out that the demand is what is driving these.
    People are asking for stuff to be deforeignized (nice word). It’s cultural
    protectionism.

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  • Rook 2 years ago

    There is enough hate in the comments to make the computer from “I have no
    mouth but I must scream” blush.

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  • JORDII 2 years ago

    So true. The world is a diverse place made up of many different cultures.
    Hollywood does an absolutely terrible job of reflecting this…

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  • Nick Joslin 2 years ago

    I’m just going to throw this one out there, and I know this may sound a
    little crazy to some, but is it possible that hollywood is casting these
    actors because they are popular and will pull people into the box office
    and make the studio money? Is it possible that casting some of these people
    isn’t the result of racism, but the result of a calculated business
    decision?

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  • Najee A'VE 2 years ago

    thanks John Oliver

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  • MrBlackatheist 2 years ago

    Pretty much how I feel when complain about none whites playing white
    characters. If you hate that then complain when whites play none white
    character.

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  • Jacob Ferreira 2 years ago

    You know if you want to make a movie, make a movie, that’s how capitalism
    works. If people like your more accurate racial characters then you will
    gain more money than the other movies

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  • Benjamin Sulton 2 years ago

    wow. its almost like they’re ACTORS

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  • stanley oleyte 2 years ago

    Dave Chappell was right what a smart legend

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  • Winky ManaStorm 2 years ago

    jesus christ this belongs on buzz feed.

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  • TheDoctor64 2 years ago

    I know understand why people say LWT is libtard shit

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  • MrMalorian 2 years ago

    You lost me on the Last Samurai bit. In the movie he was a white man taught
    to be a samurai. Absolutely no issue there as far as ‘whitewashing’ goes.

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  • Lukas Lambraia 2 years ago

    there is nothing wrong with the system. Blacks have opportunities in films
    most roles don’t specify race. A black man could have been jason Bourne,
    matt Damon just happened to have it.

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  • Pan Mantequilla 2 years ago

    Rue was actually black in the book and people still lost their shit.

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  • Yoni B 2 years ago

    I love Michael B Jordan!
    Creed was the best movie in 2015!!!

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  • Roy Herrera 2 years ago

    White people getting offended in 3, 2, 1, …..

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  • Fabian Gonzalez-Cortes 2 years ago

    shut your fucking mouth

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  • akawhut 2 years ago

    Why does anyone care about the oscars?

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  • DC9848 2 years ago

    Majority of the 2014-2016 movies you mentioned were junk anyways. Regarding
    Bond: The books are about a caucasian British spy and if someone one wants
    a black Bond they can create their own franchise and see how well it will
    do in the box office… yep that’s what I was thinking

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  • Toffeebomb 2 years ago

    I see what you mean but did you know that they are called ACTORS? They ACT.
    As in putting up an ACT.

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  • InferSader 2 years ago

    In the same video: it’s an issue when a white person plays a non-white
    person (Aang) but it’s not an issue when a non-white person plays a white
    person (James Bond).

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  • johnriddell71 2 years ago

    All the modern examples are terrible movies. I say we did everyone a favor.

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  • George Mason 2 years ago

    Don’t scroll down.

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  • Alexander Forsman 2 years ago

    This is just stupid… an Actor is suppose to PLAY a roll, not be the roll
    from the start. And the country doesn’t determine ones ethnicity…
    This is the same as the ones complaining that Hermione will be played by a
    black woman. Let her, if she’s good it won’t matter what color her skin
    has…..

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  • DressedWings 2 years ago

    some of these are valid, some are just forced.

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  • STH's Stuff 2 years ago

    I agree. The best thing to do in this case John is to lead by example, and
    give your position as host up to a gay black transwoman. I mean, it’s 2016!
    We don’t need a Cis white Limey telling us how retarded the world is.

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  • Zach Namzoff 2 years ago

    Nick Cage was white in the comics.

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  • Meron S.D 2 years ago

    Perfect video

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  • Mike White 2 years ago

    I see the comment section is as lovely as always.

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  • Rocket Raccoon 2 years ago

    I’d rather have really good white actors than mediocre non-white actors.

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  • pointlessfailure 2 years ago

    Kind of ironic coming from a British man that does a United States
    political humor show.

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  • King Cripple 2 years ago

    Yeah because The Academy Awards are so god damn important. All these mother
    fuckers are rich. The rich shouldn’t bitch.

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  • Ardimo Harsa 2 years ago

    Never have I see a Last Week Tonight video have so much dislikes.

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  • darkghor 2 years ago

    Well, to be fair, in ancient times Northern Africa was honestly pretty darn
    white. Especially around the time of Alexander the Great.

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  • NecroDancer (The Enlightened) 2 years ago

    “Walk like an Egyptian.”
    …*Immediately thinks of time stopping vampires.*

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  • Jurecek Glodii 2 years ago

    And here come the white 12 year old trying to sound not-racist and
    commenting about how racist this video is…

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  • darkghor 2 years ago

    Well, to be fair, in ancient times Northern Africa was pretty darn white.
    Especially around the time of Alexander the Great.

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  • malikadams72 2 years ago

    Smh at those dislikes

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  • wizztizzlm 2 years ago

    Also for MJ?

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  • Zach Namzoff 2 years ago

    The most famous paintings of Jesus make him out to be a white man. We don’t
    call the bible racist.

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  • UtraVast 2 years ago

    Get this sophistry out of my face.

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  • UtraVast 2 years ago

    Get this sophistry out of my face.

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  • brainflash1 2 years ago

    If Hollywood can cast Idris Elba as a Norse god, they can cast a black guy
    in an Oscar worthy roll.

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  • Lukas Lambraia 2 years ago

    I do agree it is stupid though how people cast a white actor for someone
    like a samurai is idiotic and inaccurate.

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  • AmyD 2 years ago

    I’m curious if people would get as offended if a Hispanic American played a
    middle eastern character. Or would they shrug and say “Close enough.”

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  • SuperVistaprint 2 years ago

    come on….the “prince of persia” was a blond guy in white pajamas

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  • Janus Krue Berg 2 years ago

    Well the Egyptian faros were Greek

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  • NAGULNR2 2 years ago

    we get it last week’s tonight all white people are racist and evil, next
    story please….

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  • Toffeebomb 2 years ago

    Mickey Roone was still pretty racist in BaT, even if this video is pretty
    stupid. Funny, but come one, man.

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  • shawn moberg 2 years ago

    Here come the regressive left.

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  • Reyard Sardini 2 years ago

    race is not important to me but story is. I am so fucking done with the
    hero’s journey or the secret liar troupes.

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  • Jomas Daconceicao 2 years ago

    So quotas for movies ….

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  • michael barton 2 years ago

    Wasn’t Rue black in the books too?

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  • Mr. Hoek 2 years ago

    I can see if the movie in question is based on a true story this argument
    might make sense, but if the storyline and characters are all
    fiction….then why they bitchin?

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  • Mr.Clever 2 years ago

    Well technically Persians are white……so that first example is not true.

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  • HellsAttack 2 years ago

    You want Egyptian actors in period films about Egypt? Just go to Egyptian
    Hollywood and hire some…..oh wait, there isn’t one. What a shit sketch.

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  • Parth Datar 2 years ago

    Who gives a fuck? So what if the Oscars are all white? Whenever Bollywood
    is supposed to have a white actor, but uses an Indian one instead, who
    truly gives a shit?

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  • Dr. Big Balls 2 years ago

    Well, liberals are racist. Less funny when your topics are pulled straight
    from the Democrats playbook. This show was funny and balanced in the
    beginning, now every episode is ideological biased. Not as good. Change it
    back.

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  • vaknyuszi 2 years ago

    “Liberalism”
    How
    is
    This
    Still
    a
    Thing?

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  • Blurb 2 years ago

    Just realized this is Bill Maher speaking

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