Public Shaming: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Published on Mar 18, 2019
  • John Oliver talks about the power of public shaming, good and bad.
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  • CH2517Joan
    CH2517Joan 17 hours ago

    Let's hear the message! Just let's hear the message. Also when it comes from Melania Trump. And if necessary be better than the messenger.

  • Spade Kersey
    Spade Kersey 17 hours ago

    I'm 23 and still "some type of version of an idiot." Well said.

  • Drunken Artist816
    Drunken Artist816 17 hours ago

    Apathy of AOTP iz on that list

  • Pauli Prkl
    Pauli Prkl 17 hours ago

    She fucked a married man tho

  • namia je
    namia je 17 hours ago

    Is it the same apartment in patriot act?

  • Rob Philip
    Rob Philip 17 hours ago

    Good on ya, Alvin Oliver. That interview was very well done. You've once again risen high above the rest of today's media personalities.

  • Ann van de Kew
    Ann van de Kew 17 hours ago

    Never seen Donald Trump laugh.
    There is something mentally wrong with him.
    Reference a video. He doesn't ever laugh. He's peculiarly strange: only hate speech, insults and goofy expressions. No laughs.

  • Mulan 121
    Mulan 121 17 hours ago

    Let's shame the 22 year old who slept with an older man who was also her boss instead of shaming the married father who used his position of authority to sleep with his very young employee with total disregard to his family or the fact that his job should have made him a role model for millions of children and young people. Sounds about right.

  • Sky John
    Sky John 17 hours ago

    She’s gorgeous

  • Randy Poor
    Randy Poor 17 hours ago

    So it's ok to publicly shame people you disagree with or who you think desire it. Sounds like situational ethics to me.

  • francois dinauto
    francois dinauto 17 hours ago

    Personally i take great offense to this video, there are some facts that i agree with, however i take great offense simply due to the fact that i am not 22 but i still do stupid shit. Please get your facts right or else you would lose valuable viewers.
    Edit: #JayLenoFucksHisRoomba

  • mbczsfhkpiyrw
    mbczsfhkpiyrw 17 hours ago

    I salute the last week tonight show and john oliver to call that white supremacist a “terrorist”👍

  • Milos Velimirovic
    Milos Velimirovic 17 hours ago

    Sluts are now heroes? Jesus...

  • Kenneth Focarino
    Kenneth Focarino 17 hours ago

    It seems to be that people who do the most ludicrous and trivial things get blown up the most. Jussie, Monica, Full House lady. I think these people get memed into isolation and hell is because it's easy. These people didn't really hurt anyone or anything, but it's just so infectiously stupid. We don't shame bankers, Federal Reserve Chairmen, war profiteers, healthcare executives and other quiet forces that actually negatively impact our lives. I'm not advocating for shaming, but maybe next time you guys feel like cleverly shaming someone on the internet, find the CEO of Ratheon and practice your material.

  • Eduard Gherasim
    Eduard Gherasim 17 hours ago

    Most public shaming since done by liberal leftists.

  • Lorreen Ajiambo
    Lorreen Ajiambo 17 hours ago

    I have never really thought about Monica Lewinsky this way. This was great. Also, I don't remember anything about Bill except by association with Monica(I'm not American), so it's great that she didn't change her name.

  • El Plebe Uchiha
    El Plebe Uchiha 17 hours ago

    He raps and wants to be named after a Mortal Kombat character? What is happening? (+)

  • John Dias
    John Dias 17 hours ago

    I can’t be the only one to see the only one to see the irony in this

  • Phina Buya
    Phina Buya 17 hours ago

    People didn't shame Bill enough....He was older, supposed to be wiser, leader of the world, she wasn't married, he was! Shame shame

  • Peer Reviewed
    Peer Reviewed 17 hours ago

    @firsttofeast get her on hotones!

  • robert snyder
    robert snyder 17 hours ago

    this slut bitch sucked off the president, has been profiting from it ever since then complains she is the victim. hey, when you give a blow job to a married man not to mention the leader of the free world, you get what you get. zero sympathy for her.

  • albino shamrock
    albino shamrock 17 hours ago

    America.. we were on some bullshit in the 90's

  • luvmibratt
    luvmibratt 17 hours ago

    I don't feel sorry for Monica at all she knew what she was doing and got paid, got famous for sucking pipe president pipe 🤢she made off great 🙄

  • Aislin Kageno
    Aislin Kageno 17 hours ago

    This is one of a few recent pieces I've seen lately that asserts "hey, maybe we were kind of assholes to Monica Lewinsky in the 90s, we should probably be sorry about that" and I'm loving the trend. When I was younger, I never understood why the scandal was such a big deal. As I got older, I still always felt like it shouldn't have been the story it was - why did we impeach a president because of a sexual scandal that ought to have had no bearing on politics or running the nation? I'm really appreciating how in this decade, people are owning the fact that it SHOULDN'T have been the big deal that it was.

  • pwillow blossom
    pwillow blossom 17 hours ago

    also, Tucker Carlson...can't believe this guy has an audience, total douche

  • Ivivion
    Ivivion 17 hours ago

    Put the plate on top the wineglass and eat your hors d’evoures and it ya wanna drink, take the plate off and drink the wine.

  • MsFair
    MsFair 17 hours ago

    Linda Tripp should have been charged with illegal wiretapping.

  • Bradelberry
    Bradelberry 17 hours ago

    Wow. That Tucker Carlson segment was deliberately disingenuous. Awful

  • O Alam
    O Alam 17 hours ago

    I thought they would add eggboy :3

  • Deko _
    Deko _ 17 hours ago

    Really Hoping John Brings Up Anita Sarkeesian

  • informationtolearn 11
    informationtolearn 11 17 hours ago +1

    Nice segment! Can you do a segment about divorce court?

  • Shanna Riley
    Shanna Riley 17 hours ago

    Good piece and topic. For anyone interested in reading some more in-depth stories and commentary on this I highly recommend "So You've Been Publicly Shamed" by Jon Ronson.

  • ieasha edmond
    ieasha edmond 17 hours ago

    the way the media attacked her was character assassination ; how was that legal? so insaine .

  • Kevin Duggan
    Kevin Duggan 17 hours ago


  • Cynthia Bonsignore
    Cynthia Bonsignore 17 hours ago

    You balance the one your not using on your head while you enjoy the other or for those commoners who do not have the balance of the queen,. You can buy the whine and cheese hat

  • MortazaviGames
    MortazaviGames 17 hours ago

    it's not that pleasant how Monica was treated, but she still probably made mad bucks off of it.

  • Brandon Isaacs
    Brandon Isaacs 17 hours ago

    Hey quick word of advice for people like me who also may or may not vs very high on acid right now.

  • Ana Gella Rajiv
    Ana Gella Rajiv 17 hours ago

    Monica is awesome in this. Such strength and such wit

  • odibex
    odibex 17 hours ago

    just a head's up, if you're sitting there zoning out during the Lewinsky interview, waiting to get back to the actual show, that.. never happens. it's just a ten minute interview tacked on to the end of the segment. after three minutes I had all I needed with that
    it was all worth it to hear John's "real newscaster" on the voice-over introducing the thing, though. freaky.

  • Mitch Seward
    Mitch Seward 17 hours ago

    I feel like in that Monica lewinski situation the person who fucked up was Clinton.

  • Mark Serpico
    Mark Serpico 17 hours ago

    John, I like you, I really REALLY do and I cant believe this but im gonna defend tucker carlson. You only read what he said and not why he said it. Turns out those comments were made back in 2001 in leu of 9/11. Please dont go the direction of the Left and shame someone for saying something and instead of bending to the mob and outrage culture people, he stood his ground.

  • brenda reuver
    brenda reuver 17 hours ago

    They should have edited the interview more. There is so much repetition in it.

  • Anirudh R
    Anirudh R 17 hours ago

    Check out " Yours Shamefully 2". Perfectly describes abt this.

  • Douglas Paul
    Douglas Paul 17 hours ago

    this went much better than i thought. good job.

  • crtx
    crtx 17 hours ago

    she sucked his dick. so what jesus

  • ebanker1
    ebanker1 17 hours ago

    #tuckercarlsonfuckshisrumba I laughed so hard

  • SgtKaneGunlock
    SgtKaneGunlock 17 hours ago

    If you want to see how public shaming can go wrong look no further than the way disney handled the whole James Gunn thing

  • Dr Turtok
    Dr Turtok 17 hours ago

    Shoutout to my man Coffee Break who did this video first and whose idea got stolen twice this month...

  • inam majid
    inam majid 17 hours ago

    I wanted to hear about New Zealand massacre from you. I am sad now.
    I will recall what I am going to say after you talk about it.
    Fuck you!
    And I am not saying that because I am angry at you, but because I love your show so much that I wanted you'd say something about it.

  • Dean Robert
    Dean Robert 17 hours ago

    We all need to give Monica a hug!! Its just awful realising how fucked it was

  • Justme Scaredy
    Justme Scaredy 17 hours ago

    Lewinsky should not have been shamed at all. This tabloid journalism, digging into the privacy of people should be outlawed. No one should be pestered like that and if there is actual concern for safety, inform the authorities. What happened to her was pure and blatant sexism. Had she been a man banging a female president, she’d be a masculine idol right now.

  • Emily Delamar
    Emily Delamar 17 hours ago

    A very strong and independent woman. She's got my respect.

  • Luka Soc
    Luka Soc 17 hours ago

    John, as long as you put popularilty before truth this whole comedy morality thing will seem exceedingly complicated. Once truth comes first, you will see all will fall in place effortlessly.

  • Mike taerte
    Mike taerte 17 hours ago

    She shouldn't have fucked PRESIDENT OF USA THEN.
    Everything has a price.

  • Ruth Chelimo
    Ruth Chelimo 17 hours ago +1

    "Meeting in a fancy apartment that neither of us lives in."

  • androkles04
    androkles04 17 hours ago

    Jacks, you are a precious human being and an invaluable contribution to the satire world, both with your hosting and your interviewing.

  • Jay Carr
    Jay Carr 17 hours ago

    This is fantastic! Thank you so much for shedding some light on Lewinsky’s situation, it amazes me how much shit she got...

  • Jose Muga
    Jose Muga 17 hours ago

    America keeps proving that sometimes it is the shittiest place on earth! Like they discovered the internet but instead of using it to educate themselves, they use it to self destruct and bring people down!

  • Shivanshu Dewra
    Shivanshu Dewra 17 hours ago

    fucking FOX /news...

  • Marc Ilagan
    Marc Ilagan 17 hours ago

    Team Coco! :)

  • Ruthless Savage Hatred
    Ruthless Savage Hatred 17 hours ago

    Monica is rich as fuck, famous, and got to suck a president's dick. She will be in history books forever. Millions of people care about what she has to say. I don't feel too bad for her.

  • BOtt
    BOtt 17 hours ago

    John Oliver is suck a petty person Leno is right about the state of late night and John admits he's culpable as well, so maybe he should shut up.

  • Jeon Jungkook
    Jeon Jungkook 17 hours ago

    Some people need to fact check their stuff before they say anything.

    THE16THPHANTOM 17 hours ago

    at 22? thats when the clinton thing happened? that sucks, her life had just started. golden years ruined by just one act.

  • gaspardking
    gaspardking 17 hours ago

    What a cool, classy, smart woman Monica is. Absolute respect.

  • The mediocre tellamechress

    The last week tonight metric for public shaming:
    Are they conservative=YES
    Are they liberal: na not really remind everyone that conservatives are worse

  • Vinson
    Vinson 17 hours ago

    Monica is a bright and engaging lady
    it's nice she is doing so well now.
    The only good thing about modern shaming is that it seems to move on quicker to the shame du jour.

  • James Frost
    James Frost 17 hours ago

    Monica Lewinsky looks great, and seems very happy and well-spoken. I'm glad she's in a good place now.

  • Darling Nikki
    Darling Nikki 17 hours ago

    Great episode John. I aways felt for Monica and it wasn't because during the height of the scandal people used to tell me - all the time - that I looked like her. Anyway, kudos to her for using all her pain to help others by speaking out against such things. I admire her very much and it's only a plus that she's mentioned in some of my favorite rap songs 😊

  • Demi Sayman
    Demi Sayman 17 hours ago

    Thank you, John ❤️ this was really needed to be addressed, and i’m glad it was thru this platform

  • Olexandr Kostenjuk
    Olexandr Kostenjuk 17 hours ago

    oh that americans with their problems...

  • DrumWild
    DrumWild 17 hours ago

    I’ve been 22 for the past 32 years, so I feel highly insulted.

  • CookieKing
    CookieKing 17 hours ago

    I think it might help to know that, as a 21 year old, when I hear the name Monica Lewinsky, I think of a person who is helping to fight bullying and not of what the media made her look like when I was just born. And I think that for more and more people from my and younger generations it will be like that.

  • SsnakeBite
    SsnakeBite 17 hours ago

    I think a lot of people don't realize that there is a difference between calling someone out and public shaming. I really don't think public shaming accomplishes anything positive, as it's basically just going "Hey! This person is an asshole! Man, we're so much better than them by default!". And let's not kid ourselves, there are many people out there, ESPECIALLY the people who are quickest to shame others, are just looking for an excuse to hurt and destroy others, and those will latch on to any public shaming and never let go, even if the person is shown to have changed their ways or Hell, even if it turns out the accusations against that person were unfair, if not entirely false, which as this video shows, is very often the case, especially when the finger-wagging moral guardians in question have an agenda.
    Public shaming enables these sick, perverted individuals and promotes harassment. They'll even start harassing family members, friends, or just random unrelated people whose name or Twitter handle is spelt similarly. Oh and, ironically, when called out on it, public shamers will never EVER recognize their own faults. People should call others out for the awful shit they've done, they should ask for reparation, but they should also actively fight harassment. Just because someone has wronged you or someone you know doesn't give you a right of life and death over them. And most people engaging in public shaming are infinitely worse than the people being shamed.

  • prallund feucht
    prallund feucht 17 hours ago


  • Loura Schutte
    Loura Schutte 17 hours ago

    Love the tiny nod to The Scarlet Letter in the banner. History repeats itself, people still love to hate.

  • Amos Soma
    Amos Soma 17 hours ago

    You can only be shamed if you give a fuck what someone else thinks.

  • Haephasto
    Haephasto 17 hours ago

    The irony of mentioning that context matters and omitting the context of satire from one of the examples is painful.

  • Rezkel
    Rezkel 17 hours ago

    I like her, Monica for 2020! I always thought it was really weird that the only one punished for the scandel was the 22 year old kid who got duped by a powerful and charming politician. It was pretty much the only truly bipartisan act in the past 30 years to ridicule and shame her.

  • Davidka1978Xoroshiy
    Davidka1978Xoroshiy 17 hours ago

    John Oliver is a real piece of shit. Hypocrite, conformist, and ...John Oliver.

  • MinePine 61420
    MinePine 61420 17 hours ago

    I don't have social media, so I hate what you went through, and keep telling haters to fuck off

  • Even Stevens
    Even Stevens 17 hours ago

    At the time about all the fuss I recall I was not so upset that she was involved with a married man but that HE made the USA subject to a potential Employment SEXUAL harassment lawsuit that definitely would have been worth millions as it destroyed her then potential future employment and "pursuit of happiness" opportunities. It does show a lot of class and character that she did not file employment lawsuit against the USA or go into the porn industry to enrich herself as many others in her "position "(not an intentional pun ... butt funny'ish?) might have done. I've always considered Monica Lewinsky showed a lot of restraint (??) class and respect in not going on the offensive.
    Best wishes Monica toward your future happiness.

  • 2012bigPerm
    2012bigPerm 17 hours ago

    You guys manage to fuck up good messages regularly. I guess it is a comedy show. Maybe you shouldn't have the facade of serious debate and discourse.

  • dratheart
    dratheart 17 hours ago

    It's been long enough, give the girl a second chance!

  • Enzo Rocha
    Enzo Rocha 17 hours ago

    "Nobody asked Bill Clinton to change his name..."One of the best lines from that interview. And Jay Leno, take a flying leap into the Lake of Screw You, you effing garbage of a "man."

  • offshegoes
    offshegoes 17 hours ago

    So much respect for Monica!!!

  • Scrantonman95
    Scrantonman95 17 hours ago

    If Ilhan Omar can keep her job, Jussie Smollet can keep his, why should Tucker lose his?
    Leftist hypocrisy.

  • Ali Ari
    Ali Ari 17 hours ago

    I was a kid when that went down. But what i never understood was how ugly and evil people became. The hate and public humiliation towards a young woman

  • Czechbound
    Czechbound 17 hours ago

    SUGGESTION : Can Ms. Lewinsky be a reporter for this show ????

  • MrTrekfan
    MrTrekfan 17 hours ago

    Monica has nothing to be shamed. But Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, Ken Starr, and Jay Leno should be shamed at every opportunity. Those four can go fuck themselves!

  • capterson4
    capterson4 17 hours ago

    Oh my God, she's funny, intelligent, and absolutely adorable! As a culture, we need to get past this shit with her so she can get back to being an awesome person!

  • Ricardo Reis
    Ricardo Reis 17 hours ago +1

    You "forgot" to mention that Tucker said that 10 years ago in a radio comedy show where you were supposed to say the worst shit it came to your mind. No outrage back then because people had the full context. #PropagandaMachine

  • Kissed By Firewyrms
    Kissed By Firewyrms 17 hours ago

    One piece that is missing from LWT’s piece was how Monica was thrown under the bus by Republicans trying to take down a presidency. There have been books written about it, and documentaries like “The Hunting of the President “. Republicans impeached the President for a dumb reason (compared to our now President who has apparently engaged in actual high crimes) and then grilled Lewinsky over very personal details like she was a modern day Hester Prynne. They had people hired to keep her name in the news. Hell, look at Linda Tripp ( #worstfriendever), who profited from taping her private conversations and turning her in.
    People like Jay Leno profited from cheap jokes about her, but the Republicans purposely continued to throw gasoline on the fire. They publicly dragged Anita Hill for political purposes, as well (and sone Democrats like Joe Biden piled on, too), and tried to do the same in the Kavanaugh hearings. So while there can be pile on’s of public shaming and shit posting about people like never before, never underestimate the ability of politicians to shame someone for political gain, especially when it involves sexuality in any way, and when it involves a woman who can be scorned and branded with an “A”.

  • jeevan kumar
    jeevan kumar 17 hours ago

    hi i have been watching your show for close to a year on TVclip i don't know much about HBO GO i really do enjoy and learn some things watching your show i also get depressed when learning some news that affects the people in a negative way i don't exactly have any jokes to make people around me laugh i just wanted to ask you if you can do an episode on public domain and all aspects of public domain whether it be medicinal ,Inventions and entertainment . I don't know if you are or your team are reading youtube's comments anymore but if you happen to read this please do an episode on public domain.thank you for your time and i hope you know you have actually read this . Oh and i wanted to say i liked the season 6 trailer of your show where you shared the reviews of your show and my favorite review is when someone mentioned you as insufferable douchebag. i don't mean any insult i think you are awesome and your show is brillent and please do not public shame for this comment. thank you

  • Noah Kelly
    Noah Kelly 17 hours ago

    The public shaming that I think needs correcting as well is “people who said stupid things a long time ago and have vehemently apologized for them.” Most notably James Gunn losing his job at Disney and then (rightly) getting it back. You shouldnt just go through somebody’s tweets or comments from years ago just to try and destroy them for it. Happens with a lot of people, Gunn’s was the most famous because of how controversial Disney’s handling of it was

  • Luke Ives
    Luke Ives 17 hours ago

    *gains 1 million Twitter followers*

  • leatherjacket9
    leatherjacket9 17 hours ago

    It's funny how Monica is the victim even though the real victims are Hilary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton. Monica committed adultery with the most powerful person in the world. Adultery, On a global scale. She was definitely young and not fully aware of the scope of her actions and had she had an affair with Chris down the street and got found out, her public shaming would definitely be less. Thank God we don't live in biblical times where she would get publicly stoned to death. Should only those that have not sinned cast the 1st stone in her direction, absolutely. But that's not the reality we live in. Also, not casting a stone is supposed to be for those truly remorseful and sorry. Is she really sorry, or just sorry she got caught. Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky both participated in a heinous act against a marriage and a family. We don't hear those victims. Those victims didn't try to capitalize on a book after the fact, like Monica. You would think that after all the shaming Monica would start speaking out about marriage fidelity and how not to be the other woman instead of only anti-bullying. It's great that she's helping children or adults strive against bullying but is she doing it from the idea that "when you do something wrong and even terrible or heinous, no matter how bad; you're special and don't deserve the shame of society and you're a victim of your own actions" is that the bullshit that she's trying to put out there. Why doesn't she speak out more against marital infidelity instead of bullying. The bullying that makes it seem like she didn't do anything wrong and is a victim like most people who did nothing wrong. Kinda bad that she's lumping herself in with people that are bullied. Usually people are bullied because of something out of their control. If Bill Clinton was on here talking about how terribly he has been bullied, I would show him no sympathy either. As a matter of fact I think the shaming of Monica has gone down over the years. But here she's drawing attention to herself again, but as a victim. In this very video they said someone didn't even know who she was anymore. She's pretty much forgotten, but instead of saying I'm the woman that shamefully participated in adultery with one of the presidents of the United States... Or better yet, don't say anything at all. She instead says, I'm the woman mentioned in 100+ rap songs. Like some kind of half-ass brag. What egotistic person actually thinks to look that up?! "Hmm let me Google my name and see how many songs, I've been named in". She's on some other level of wanting and enjoying to be seen and that whole "wanting" is probably why she is where she is. The need to be seen and get attention no matter where it comes from. Does that still make her a victim, no.

  • Fiorenza Agazzi
    Fiorenza Agazzi 17 hours ago

    21:50 "Bill Clinton didn't have to change his name. Nobody ever asked him to change his name" So, they were both caught up in a scandal but she got the worst of it, I wonder why. Maybe the facts that he is a man and that he is full of money have something to do with it

  • PogieJoe
    PogieJoe 17 hours ago

    Monica is a badass. Alvin is pretty rad too.

  • Gweilo
    Gweilo 17 hours ago

    oh people making fun of monica lewinsky was destructive? Her taking a shot in the mouth from a married man wasn't destructive though?