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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  • Michael Jurney
    Michael Jurney 8 minutes ago

    To be fair, monica had a privileged position for one of the most powerful men in america, and then started sucking his dick. Whatever the nature of their personal relationship, you don't get to play adult games at that level and expect them to be of no consequence.
    Or a more sensitive way to put it would be, some degree of public scrutiny is inevitable in the extramarital affairs of prominent individuals.

  • Diana Londoño Aguilera

    This is what always happens, stop shaming women because men are cheating on their wives. Is the husband the one who makes the commitment, he is the one that has to respect it. And also, this guy was old enough to be her father, he should have known better. Is stupid to maintain this idea of "poor men" that are being seduced by "evil young women".

  • Kurt Johnson
    Kurt Johnson 11 hours ago

    Great interview, I'm so glad I got to meet the real Monica. I'd like to hear more from her, and from John doing this type of session.

  • Anders Kremer Franklin
    Anders Kremer Franklin 12 hours ago

    Happenes all the time on TVclip lol I try to look for the positive side

  • San s
    San s 19 hours ago

    2 lines from this episode were from Rap God

  • Rachel Lenzen
    Rachel Lenzen Day ago +1


  • Finian Blackett
    Finian Blackett Day ago +1

    Holy shit, Monica's story is so depressing. Not only was it immediately and extremely damaging to her psychological health, but the fact that it was so devastating to her JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND EVEN HER FINANCIAL HEALTH.
    The fact that she is so composed and blunt about her experiences, is such of a sign of strength.

  • StrictlybizB
    StrictlybizB Day ago

    She sucked a married president's dick, what did she expect? If she didn't want the ridicule she should've passed on being a presidential side piece. Never felt sorry for her and never will.

  • Faith Fuldeeds
    Faith Fuldeeds Day ago

    Tucker Carlson: *buys Roomba*
    The Roomba: #MeToo

  • Qwen Wan
    Qwen Wan Day ago

    Presidents have a centuries long history of sex scandals. Seriously we loathe people who get so much validation degrading others.

  • Drew Johnston
    Drew Johnston Day ago

    Can you do one about people who chew with their mouths open? It is FAR too socially acceptable. Thanks.

  • Sophie Amanda Leiton Toomey

    I never understood why Monica got personally and publicly destroyed by the country whereas Clinton never really seemed to face the consequences for his actions politically or publicly. I don’t defend Monica’s actions, but he was the president and he was married. That to me still seems like it deserves more public outcry and shaming than an intern in her 20s. It has never sat well with me that this is how it went down.

  • Aaron Hall
    Aaron Hall 2 days ago

    Monica is so much hotter than Hillary, Also, she's so much less the spawn of satan than Hillary.

  • Walter Luhm
    Walter Luhm 2 days ago

    i think johns got a little bit of a crush on monica lol

  • Saurav Subhrajit
    Saurav Subhrajit 2 days ago

    I was a kid when Monica Lewinsky case happened..very saddened to hear that her life was destroyed basically by the sexist media

  • Claudia Taylor
    Claudia Taylor 2 days ago

    Like shaming others for say their thoughts or feelings for another person, your a apple.

  • Floydfan47
    Floydfan47 2 days ago

    America was and still is to a lesser extent, sexist. If it was a woman president, no one would remember the dude's name.

  • moonlily1
    moonlily1 2 days ago

    I would bet money John has more strength of character than what he gives himself credit for.

  • no pe
    no pe 3 days ago

    Her voice sounds like Julia Louis-Dreyfus

  • Cristina Gomez
    Cristina Gomez 3 days ago one ever asked Clinton to change his name. What an impressive strong women !

  • no pe
    no pe 3 days ago +1

    balance the plate on top of the glass, grab an hors d'oeuvre

  • Anthony Gonzales
    Anthony Gonzales 3 days ago

    america is a shit hole country full of assholes and rapists and ur country is itself a shame to the world 😂

  • arxsyn
    arxsyn 3 days ago

    maybe she should try being a comedian. as a career

  • Noni Roberson
    Noni Roberson 3 days ago

    I was around her age when this happened and I never understood why it became as huge as it did. I especially didn't understand why she was made out to be the bad guy. He was definitely more culpable in my opinion. Having said that, impeaching him was way over the top. I think Linda Tripp thought she'd be getting some sort of revenge on the Clintons but it backfired against Monica who was young and probably a little naive. I'm glad she was able to get past it. If that happened now, people wouldn't even care. Hell women who were the same age she was then advertise online now to be sugarbabies to wealthy powerful men.

  • Robot Hunter
    Robot Hunter 3 days ago

    Chuck. Chuck. Bo buck. Banana fanna fo . . . ON A GLOBAL SCALE!

  • Logi Kristjánsson
    Logi Kristjánsson 3 days ago +1

    As a 22 year old, I feel personally attacked.

  • Abigail Zimmerman
    Abigail Zimmerman 3 days ago

    One of the worst things about this is that Monica Lewinsky probably felt pressured to enter that relationship. There is an obviously unfair power dynamic there and yet, she’s the one who is made fun of more.

  • Small Pseudonym
    Small Pseudonym 3 days ago

    Geez, you can see how she got the intern position. She's smart as a whip and it applies both in the speed of her wit and the depth of her analysis.

  • SharisM
    SharisM 3 days ago

    Monica Lewinski is actually a super-cool lady!

  • Daniel Callahan
    Daniel Callahan 4 days ago

    I'm 23 and still stupid but I'm working on it though

  • Celisar1
    Celisar1 4 days ago

    Really.... Making a profit and yourself a spokesperson for MOBBING after having done something shameless, disgusting and immoral that DESERVES public shaming?!?
    No, just no!
    But agree with others that Clinton should have been blamed at least just as much since he was involved at the same level plus he was the one being married!
    Glad that Lewinski survived that difficult time and was able to put it behind herself but once again: that wasn’t mobbing and she deserved public shaming. She shouldn’t make herself a victim when she brought it on herself.

    • Celisar1
      Celisar1 2 days ago

      idk ??
      Still waiting....

    • Celisar1
      Celisar1 2 days ago

      idk ??
      Please show me where I said that.

    • idk ??
      idk ?? 2 days ago

      Celisar1 so she deserved to get her life destroyed? huh, seems a little excessive

  • Daniele Gallot
    Daniele Gallot 4 days ago


  • Michel Pas
    Michel Pas 4 days ago

    I was thinking that for years here in holland we all thought oh they still put clinton on tv. I laughed hard during the last elections in amerca because hilary actually tried to run for president? She was the worse who attacked her privately as well. LoL both sides are to blame clinton deserved the same or even worse treatment. Gotta love this John Oliver though. Keep up the good work!

  • Emily Takeva
    Emily Takeva 4 days ago

    So, let me see whether I understand... Two people had sex, one of them a married man on what is supposed to be the most responsible position in the USA, the other one a single young woman and EVERYBODY decided to ruin HER life..... I'm so genuinely agitated and confused !!!

  • Rafael Tavarez
    Rafael Tavarez 4 days ago

    Monica’s story is a great one on overcoming adversity

  • Donald Smith
    Donald Smith 4 days ago

    Living in denmark the event has no impact here as the fremch primeminister had a mistress and being asked about it by a merry can journalist was answered what business is it of mine. This broad put it out there. Sad she is a very plesent person.

  • Michael Denison
    Michael Denison 4 days ago

    I admit, I'm not a fan of John Oliver, but this video was very insightful and informative.
    Well done, Alvin Jax.

  • Archives of Ra’iken
    Archives of Ra’iken 4 days ago +1


  • KONG
    KONG 4 days ago

    It’s a lot like pissing off my wife. You just never live it down.

  • John Watters
    John Watters 5 days ago +2

    Let's not forget that Hillary "I'm with her" Clinton helped to shift the focus away from her perpetually-cheating husband and onto a girl barely old enough to buy booze.

  • David Fullam
    David Fullam 5 days ago

    Well. my opinion of Monica Lewinsky just jumped to 4 Stars. Jay Leno on the other hand, is a worthless POS.

  • Inaire Falen
    Inaire Falen 5 days ago

    anyone that defends "public shaming" like Antifa beating someone almost to death or Tucker's family and children receiving death threats, their home damaged you know "public shaming" anyone that thinks this is ok regardless of what was said is mentally unstable.

    • Drwatsonca
      Drwatsonca 5 days ago

      Maybe Tucker should think about what says since he is a hate filled racist who hates women as well I await you telling him to stop lying to the public.

  • GHustle4
    GHustle4 5 days ago

    seriously, I understand Monica but I will say this you women are so hard on yourself its ridiculous...Oh my hair, oh my weight, oh they think I'm not attractive...Mafucka DO YOU think of yourself as beautiful damn vanity is worse thing with you women and you add a camera to a phone and bs like snap chat or instagram to compete with other women about looks GROW UP and learn self esteem has nothing to do with no one else but YOU...Like she said social media is the death of self esteem

  • Lawrence Cole
    Lawrence Cole 5 days ago

    It's called Social Checking and it's how normalcy is forged.

  • Sadaf Mackertich
    Sadaf Mackertich 5 days ago

    I am out raged by my outrage and I’m offended by it.

  • Nera Analiza
    Nera Analiza 5 days ago

    In this time scandal like her's would hit man in office more way more.

  • The End
    The End 5 days ago

    He's not able to feel shame.

  • Nottellin yuo
    Nottellin yuo 5 days ago

    I can't believe I am sitting here binging a late night talk show... I don't even watch late night talk shows... And worse I think I have agreed with all but one of the videos... And worse then that I can't remember what I disagreed about.

  • EliteGeeks
    EliteGeeks 5 days ago


  • Chuck Barnett
    Chuck Barnett 6 days ago

    all of the sudden fake news is a thing now

  • Kirsten Finch
    Kirsten Finch 6 days ago

    I adore John Oliver. And Monica is an inspiration!

  • Mochalolo1928
    Mochalolo1928 6 days ago

    If this same thing happened today, she would be praised and women would rally behind her bc she is the victim here! She was abused by a person in power and who turned her into a scape goat. I’m glad to see she’s okay.

  • PersianinSweden
    PersianinSweden 6 days ago

    Now hold on, monica levinsky was aware that the president was married they are both pieces of shit!

  • Contest Goodies
    Contest Goodies 6 days ago

    Great Show.

  • Fat2Mad
    Fat2Mad 6 days ago

    You have to ask why people do things: Monika had sex with the president. The question, would she have nibbled on clintons tiny cock if hadn't had been the president? If the answer is "Properly No", then the response to it - every response to it - is calculated risk. End of story.

    And then we have the USA. The USA have the greatest porn industry. Every day another girl turns 18 and books a flight to california to get her labia stretched for money and the applause in form of some likes and new Brazzer subscribtions, while a horde on the internet jerks off in fanatsy their partner would be a little bit more like that. But a woman milking a pathetically lying president is a shame.
    Or is she? While all sexy MILF Monika got from it was a nasty stain on her wardrobe (which I do not believe that that's all she got from it), surgically enhanced Slutty Daniels got a nice check and she speculated on it with a 100% certainty during her - how did she publically describe it? - 'Meh' experience with mushroom dicked orange man and his 'Erik-grade' jizz was running down her legs. And after a week, everything goes back to normal and the Roomba fuckers at FOX and shits suddenly couldn't have cared less from the beginning.

    That's just laughable. And I am ashamed to share DNA homology with any of these people.

  • Phil Buckhouse
    Phil Buckhouse 6 days ago

    Jay Leno's a piece of shit.

  • cooldawg2009
    cooldawg2009 6 days ago

    I love how John completely disproves the “believe the victim” narrative within 1 minute of his show

  • Tom Sky
    Tom Sky 6 days ago


  • Erika Arnold
    Erika Arnold 6 days ago +1

    John Oliver, your interview with Monica (Who my mom and I love) was amazing. It was kind, but real and let her be herself. Thanks for humanizing this woman just a little more.

  • mhe. Productions /not producing/

    blame publick shaming while you are publiky shaming someone..... wp john. shit and die.

  • wasy35
    wasy35 6 days ago

    F Tucker Carlson!!!

  • Blacktiger323
    Blacktiger323 7 days ago

    25:00 it wouldve not been worse... noone would talk about it a few weeks after that. thats how the internet has changed stuff.

  • Violet Haye
    Violet Haye 7 days ago

    Is he being timed? He never seems to let people finish their clapping or laughter

  • MadLane
    MadLane 7 days ago +3

    Clinton and Bush the 2 best families at destroying lifes and countrys.

  • Noe Diaz
    Noe Diaz 7 days ago

    Y’all need to look up the East German stasi program. No touch psychological warfare

  • Picket Pants
    Picket Pants 7 days ago +2

    Huh. I had forgotten about her. I can only imagine how shitty that had to have been. Both the action and the fallout.

  • Marlene Bodner
    Marlene Bodner 7 days ago

    She healed herself from a vile dehumanizing crime. She is so beautiful inside and out. Bill Clinton on the underhand is so incomprehensible vulgar. One day she’ll rule the world. Now that’s vengeance, Go Monica.

  • Joanne Apple
    Joanne Apple 7 days ago +3

    What a graceful survivor. I greatly admire her. When I think back to when I was 21.... 😱😳🥳🤩🥺🤐

  • Bound4Earth
    Bound4Earth 7 days ago +1

    Monica was a whore and labeled as one, I see no issue there. I might have felt sorry for her, but she not only kept a cum stained dress, she purposefully did not wash it as evidence. That is a planned move that you often see from scum of the Earth gold digging Whores. It just went public before she could take advantage of the situation. She was upset that people learned what she was planning and the type of person that she was, hopefully she has become a better person since then. John then goes on to portray Social Media as an upside in a situation like this completely ignoring what would actually happen. That one message would be buried in tens of thousands or even millions of negativity. As usual John misses the point and will do an episode on Social Media bullying later if he has not. I enjoy the show, but sometimes he lets the far left writers slant an episode too much.

  • Beyond Ken
    Beyond Ken 8 days ago

    Why exactly should homeowner's insurance pay for injuries caused by one's nephew?

    • Goah Way
      Goah Way 3 days ago

      Beyond Ken I’m confused about that as well but don’t care enough to find out the whole story. From what I can tell either way she was a greedy woman looking to cash in and used her nephew to do it

  • Greeceindirestraits
    Greeceindirestraits 8 days ago

    Public shaming brings to mind the Scarlett letter that we find almost primitive, which is written almost 200 years ago, yet on most cases we dim ourselves fit to cast the first stone still... We should not judge actions done by people that belong to the private sphere of human existence and hurt nobody. However, since society is constructed on certain generally accepted conceptions, we would expect the ones that are tampering with them to humble themselves without any external "help", just because they were caught. Alas, this is so hard to do...

  • Robert Lawson
    Robert Lawson 8 days ago +1


  • allsparkwars2
    allsparkwars2 8 days ago

    Monica deserved it

  • Kevin Learner
    Kevin Learner 8 days ago

    She had an affair with a married man, who happened to be the president. Shes an adulteress not a victim.

    • Jonathan Tanner
      Jonathan Tanner 8 days ago

      How, he was the president, he came onto her, she was 22 the power imbalance was so fucked. If anyone should be vilified for this is Bill

  • Cashel McElhatton
    Cashel McElhatton 8 days ago

    guess only a leftist could be this much of an expert about public shaming

    • Zack Smith
      Zack Smith 14 hours ago

      Onky a leftist shows a democrat president is wrong by shoeing his victim

  • jamila bee
    jamila bee 8 days ago

    I denounced Bill Clinton a little over a decade ago. I don’t get why the black community embraces him so wholeheartedly. Monica, on the other hand, has my respect and support. I saw her TED and found it powerful and inspiring.

  • Lauren Kiser
    Lauren Kiser 9 days ago

    It's a sign of the times we lived in. She's such a beautiful, incredibly strong women! She inspires me! Bill Clinton is a fucking douche. That family gets away with way too much!

  • chgosatrap
    chgosatrap 9 days ago

    I still don't feel sorry for her.

  • Samuli Lipponen
    Samuli Lipponen 9 days ago +2

    Monica is my hero! I’ll be working on social sector and these are the kind of stories we need to help young people get through their problems.

  • SurferMan127
    SurferMan127 9 days ago

    Everything he said is true. However, Aunt Becky’s spoiled little shit of a “wannabe influencer” daughter, who has lived a life of nothing but opportunity and privilege, and owes her obviously oversized ego to things she did nothing to earn (her genetics and parents’ money), can very much go fuck herself, eat shit, and die.
    It’s one thing to be a waste of oxygen, but to be a waste of a spot in a college that you don’t care about. Go to fucking hell you useless little brat.

  • Blah Blah
    Blah Blah 9 days ago

    No rapping

  • rudolph mantooth banksy

    John, I find more heart and humanity (not to mention the wit)in your views than almost anywhere else on the internet. Good on you, sir. Good on you.

  • Kyle Mouttet
    Kyle Mouttet 9 days ago +1

    What I find most amusing about the Lewinsky thing is how much what she did sounds completely normal for an early 20's girl.
    Doing something that you wouldn't want anyone to know about is something everyone shares.
    So I kinda find it amusing that people act shocked or appalled

  • Mr. Balloffur
    Mr. Balloffur 10 days ago

    The Aunt had every right to get the money from the homeowners insurance. She was injured from an innocent hug but she was injured!

  • Benjamin Lambert
    Benjamin Lambert 10 days ago +7

    This is, hands down, the best interview John Oliver has ever done. Please, give us more interviews like this. We don't need Roomba jokes- these thoughtful interviews are what the world needs more of right now.

  • Charles Tucker
    Charles Tucker 10 days ago

    I’m 22 and I know I’m definitely some version of an idiot lol

  • True Grit
    True Grit 10 days ago

    Olivia Jade - Grrrrrr! I worked my tail off to get into USC, and I paid for it my self. You suck.

  • Aaron Silver-Pell
    Aaron Silver-Pell 10 days ago

    Why does John Oliver feel like he needs to crucify others so much? It's always focusing on peoples negative actions in this culture, never on the positive. We have it better than ever and all people do is tear each other down- except if you are a woman and then you're holy, but women tear each other down.

  • Josny13
    Josny13 10 days ago

    Well, if social media was around, I don't know about some supportive person saying something, but there definitely would have been something equally as big, grabbing everyone's attention away from you within a month or so.

  • Mia Rade
    Mia Rade 10 days ago

    I would just like to add, while watching a segment from a comedy show that is apposed to the NRA and constantly makes fun of their ridiculousness, that I got a promotional phone call from the NRA, and I had to spend about 20 minutes to start functioning as a human again.

  • william perkins
    william perkins 10 days ago

    Tucker Carlson F*CKS more than his roomba.

  • shashank jhajharia
    shashank jhajharia 11 days ago +1

    The way you put things without getting deviated from the topic is incredible.

  • Kayla Avirett
    Kayla Avirett 11 days ago

    She is so gorgeous and graceful. Makes me fucking HATE Bill and Hillary.

  • Misty Quadrucci
    Misty Quadrucci 11 days ago

    that was beautiful and joyful

  • Redbeardian
    Redbeardian 11 days ago

    I'm the same age as her and always thought Monica Lewinsky was cool. Like I'd high five her if I met her saying "Score!!" I didn't even realize there was public shaming backlash against her. I guess me being on the autism spectrum has its perks. You "normals" are fucking weird.

  • After9Design
    After9Design 11 days ago

    It's typical of Oliver that there is not the slightest criticism of Clinton. He is such a liberal tool.

    • Zack Smith
      Zack Smith 14 hours ago

      So was this video for what ???

  • Johnny Blaze
    Johnny Blaze 11 days ago

    "Monica Lewinsky has been a major voice in online shaming and anti-bullying initiatives."
    Wait, I thought Melania Trump was that?

  • Nikki Budders
    Nikki Budders 11 days ago

    I have a feeling if Trump cheated on his wife nobody would really give a shit, because Trump is mad, next story.

  • janice moss
    janice moss 11 days ago

    What a wonderfully strong woman. I am sorry you had to go through what you had to go through. Great interview Mr. Oliver

  • sandpiperr
    sandpiperr 11 days ago

    I wanted to point out that, as unberable as Olivia Jade is, criticizing her for not getting the OJ-USC connection...OJ Simpson played football for USC in the 1960s. Her mother was barely born when then, much less Oliva herself. That'd be like criticizing someone John's Oliver's age for not knowing college football from the 1930s.