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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  • E
    E 2 hours ago

    Those Jay Leno jokes fucking got me lmao

  • Sherraine Williams
    Sherraine Williams 4 hours ago +1

    Thank you John for this. I talk to my kids (boy 13, girl 10) all the time about double standards, misogyny, perspective, and inner strength. This helps me be not just a voice screaming into the void.

  • You know - I'm right
    You know - I'm right 7 hours ago

    I'm glad he didn't apologize! Good job don't feed the trolls

  • Colin Principe
    Colin Principe 12 hours ago

    Hell I did stupid shit at 30 I don't want anyone knowing about, I can't imagine having it happen at 22.

  • Syed
    Syed 13 hours ago

    Can someone explain to me. Did she sleep with a married man...the president of that time. Isn't that kinda cheating. Not saying she deserved it but like explain what going on. I'm Canadian who lives a rock(Igloo)

    • Colin Principe
      Colin Principe 12 hours ago

      She did have an affair with Bill Clinton, but it definitely wasn't a relationship where she had as much power as him. She was 22 and probably had stars in her eyes, working in the White House and having a relationship with the President. Plus who knows what BS Clinton told her at the time.

  • Saul TaMeZ
    Saul TaMeZ 20 hours ago

    Adapt and overcome. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, if you don’t let it kill you and you let it make you stronger. Let nothing stop you but everything good distract you from the pain. Happiness is the only thing you have to be before you find it.

  • Courtney Gialloreto

    in all fairness; i am 22, and i am an idiot

  • Soledad Troia
    Soledad Troia Day ago

    So great that she's making something good out of all that horrible experience. I'm sure she'll be helpful to a lot of people.

  • PurpleNinja
    PurpleNinja Day ago

    “I know it feels like in this one moment, that your life will forever be defined by this, but it won’t”
    But to the majority of Americans, Lewinsky’s life is still defined by the scandal. People remember the scandals of your life, because they stand out. Of course you can move past it, but everyone else still remembers it. If all they heard about you was the scandal, of course to them you’d be defined by the scandal.

  • Darius Thrasher
    Darius Thrasher Day ago

    I think the social media would of helped not just for the reason she stated of there being some encouragement but also how the fact that she wouldn't have stayed in the news the way she did during that time. Like don't get me wrong it wouldn't have disappeared but i think with so many other ppl and things going on along with the amount of support she'd gotten. It would of been less of an impact or the duration of it wouldn't have lasted.

  • I AM A GOD
    I AM A GOD Day ago

    My boy John Oliver got bars 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Mister X
    Mister X Day ago

    Need a like flow.... that many punchlines.

  • Mister X
    Mister X Day ago


  • Mister X
    Mister X Day ago

    She „bent his rights“- Rechtsbeugung

  • Mister X
    Mister X Day ago

    Just passing by... for fuel reasons.

  • Mister X
    Mister X Day ago

    Yeah... like been almost killed again and fell sick for three years. Superb reasoning applied.
    Plus reasoning in fast time tough godd for that the.

  • Mister X
    Mister X Day ago

    That dog...

  • Micah Williams
    Micah Williams Day ago

    My 22nd birthday was April 11th I feel personally attacked!

  • Nelson Wells - Twins Time

    "when somebody sees you and just acknowledges your humanity in the smallest way it can really make a world of difference, and you don't know it could help save someone's life." Thank you, John, and thank you @MonicaLewinksy. - Nelson Wells

  • Sumbody Real
    Sumbody Real 2 days ago

    she aged well lol

  • SKinSKorea
    SKinSKorea 2 days ago

    The real violation was by Ken Star and Lewinsky‘s „friend“ who set her up.

  • rain segaran Alfaran

    Fuck you, Jay Leno!

  • iop erty
    iop erty 2 days ago

    Monica Lewinsky is one of the strongest people I have ever heard of

  • carolinestories
    carolinestories 2 days ago +33

    petition to reference it from now on as the “Bill Clinton Scandal”?

    • gumbess
      gumbess 16 hours ago

      Hypocritical Star Republicans Scandal

  • Ray Slover
    Ray Slover 2 days ago +1

    Is it just me or does Monica Lewinsky today looks like Kelly Clarkson.

  • R B
    R B 2 days ago

    Monica! You are an inspiration! What happened to you was WRONG on so many levels! What you are doing now brings awareness and might potentially be saving lives! BLESS you for speaking out and blessings to all the people who didn’t abandon you!!!

  • Collins Gilfoy
    Collins Gilfoy 2 days ago +1

    This is one of the best episodes of LWT

  • Jan Berkemeier
    Jan Berkemeier 2 days ago

    Are we all going to ignore that Monica fuckmothering Lewinksi compared herself to a Transformer at 19:30
    That's literally one of the most 90's things to ever happen and it happened in 2019

  • Phocas Buck
    Phocas Buck 2 days ago +1

    One of the best ones yet. Thank you for making things better JO.

  • Debra Nelson
    Debra Nelson 2 days ago +1

    I felt sorry for her from Day One. Their affair should not have been used for political humiliation. Just another example of the GOP's inherent evil.

  • rylee jane
    rylee jane 2 days ago

    Even Beyoncé uses Monica Lewinsky’s name in Partition as a euphemism for c*m. I always thought that was in poor taste, especially coming from another woman.

  • Zippy LaRue
    Zippy LaRue 2 days ago

    It sounds like the aunt was trying to scam the insurance company?

  • joshua lessner
    joshua lessner 2 days ago +2

    John Oliver is a god among late night show hosts

    INES MATILDE WOLDIN 2 days ago

    John Oliver seems to buy into the notion that Monica Lewinsky was the victim of a public shaming, and that shaming was for her act of fellatio. I don't remember it that way. I didn't despise her for that; I didn't think of her as a tart, a slut, or anything so coarse as that. What I thought was, What a weak-kneed, thoughtless silly person. She doesn't have the sense to be cool when confronted by a bunch of bullies in suits, and she agrees to talk freely to them when all she needed to do was call a lawyer. She was guilty of no crime.
    She wanted to have sex with the president. She should own that and she should have protected him and her own reputation, which were the same thing. It was HER lack of guts and weakness of character that caused her all this grief, not Clinton. He was just defending himself.

  • Ari Heino
    Ari Heino 2 days ago

    To Logan Paul: it's not OK to play with corpses. You got what you deserved.

  • trixieturtle1
    trixieturtle1 2 days ago +1

    Bitch you fell down on your knees of your own accord. You gave yo mama a dress with semen on it with yo calculating ass. I have to eat everyone of my mistakes as a Black woman. TRUST ME! Ain't nobody trying to make me a feminist icon. FUCK YOU! You are STILL on your knees as far as I'm concern.

  • Araknair
    Araknair 2 days ago

    Think about the most poorly thought out thing you've ever done, defining you for decades... There's NOT a single remotely sane person that should hear this and not be terrified.

  • Above the Lies
    Above the Lies 2 days ago

    John Oliver is so full of shit. watched only for 5 min on cable and literally everything this dude said was a lie, this dude is a joke. It's like CNN gives him what they say and he just repeats it while laughing....

  • moris senegor
    moris senegor 3 days ago

    When I lived thru all that in the 90s, I didn’t have adolescent daughters, as Monica was then. I did despise Bill Clinton for the sleazebag that he was. But I also did laugh at all the Monica jokes. I am ashamed of that now.

    • Debra Nelson
      Debra Nelson 2 days ago

      It's encouraging there are decent men out there as allies. Hoping many more "join the team".

  • KP
    KP 3 days ago +1

    I'm not even a wrestling fan and this makes my blood boil.
    These people deserve better.

  • mohaned rashed
    mohaned rashed 3 days ago

    luckily i am 23

  • Scott Remington
    Scott Remington 3 days ago

    What she went through was so wrong in so many ways. Monica, you deserve so much better!!!

  • No-Conspiracy No-Jobs

    Who was publicly shaming who
    I thin those who filled out those public opinion forms where hit with Bipolar from Lu

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy 3 days ago

    IO who?

  • JuliaCris
    JuliaCris 3 days ago

    Monica, I don't know if you read this comments, but i really admire you and your strength!

  • GRAWLIX 19xx
    GRAWLIX 19xx 3 days ago

    Damn monica is hot.

  • Rhyess Nash
    Rhyess Nash 3 days ago

    I can't understand how selective John Oliver is on this show. He singles out Fox News ONLY. He acts like NBC and CNN are bastions of truth and don't lie or misinform on a daily basis. He attacks Tucker Carlson because he's a conservative. He attacks Jay Leno because he's a conservative. If Stephen Colbert made fun of Lewinsky and didn't apologize, he wouldn't have even brought it up

  • Pushkar Mahale
    Pushkar Mahale 3 days ago

    More like the Clinton Scandal

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy 3 days ago

    Jughead speed dating 15
    show em got dark 88

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy 3 days ago

    ssjew time
    i just want u to know
    you deserve this boomers
    pls clap

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy 3 days ago

    Rainbow 6 Pro
    rly? no idea? fist bump.
    i heard from jane this is how those cave beasts greet each other

  • DudeWatches
    DudeWatches 3 days ago +1

    I love your show, the only problem with that is this. If you watch your show consistently, you begin to feel as though there are way too many pressing problems to ever address. I'm just one person, I can't take on all of this. I would love to take on all of it if I could, but I just can't. I can't even remember it all. But it's all worth remembering. I am grateful that somebody like you takes the time to make videos like this, I'm glad that a larger corporation is willing to sponsor it, produce it, and air it. But if I watch it consistently, I end up feeling as though the situation in my country is almost beyond hope.
    Intellectually I know that's not true, but emotionally that is the way I come to feel. I cannot see the progress I can only see the problems, and some of these problems require much more time and effort than I can spare to address. It leaves me feeling adrift.

  • Arnold Davis
    Arnold Davis 3 days ago

    Monica is a dick sucker

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy 3 days ago

    dutch boy's fate
    ^^ do u think im a joke

  • munch my butt
    munch my butt 4 days ago


  • Gzus70
    Gzus70 4 days ago

    that woman is fine as an aunt but a piece of shit of a person, exploiting a loophole for personal gain because you can't stop yourself from fucking yourself up

    Fuck Lewinsky btw, she shouldn't have sucked that dick all other things aside that dude was married. So she got backlash for it, tough shit sometimes your actions have negative reactions.

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy 4 days ago

    the cofederacy is over golden "girls"
    the minimalist
    of mind.
    they got plenty of worthless shit they dont need or deserve
    i got the internets too you stupid fucks. who are u tryin to fool?

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy 4 days ago

    the alexander method
    i hear you like Disney's Holes
    have u been to south africa ms cleo?

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy 4 days ago

    I've heard some bs,
    and then there's "Trump's" presidency

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  • Sledgehammers Are Racist !!!!!!!

    I bet if she had the choice to go back in time, she would still have given Bill a blow job.

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy 4 days ago

    i got a few volunteers for your chip & dales girls

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    not your lil dutchboy faggot
    if u dont get where im coming from

    egomaniacs- you're somehow worst than the feminazi casey anthonys and their Harveys
    at least they're up front about their intentions and didnt waste 30 yrs of my life.

  • Green Gob
    Green Gob 5 days ago

    21:59 “I’m not proud of all of the choices I’ve made in my life, but I’m proud of the person I am.”
    I can definitely relate to that

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy 5 days ago

    benedict cumberbatch ?

    how far can sauron see
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  • Suck Bslls
    Suck Bslls 5 days ago

    Jim Jeffries is a DINGO C...N.T

  • Irfaan
    Irfaan 5 days ago

    Monica Lewinsky. A true hero for all people who have felt bullied in life. You are a glorious beautiful soul !

  • Johnny Amok
    Johnny Amok 5 days ago

    Jax Teller

  • CheeZyZee
    CheeZyZee 5 days ago

    Why not go after Hillary Clinton, she is a horrid person.... Anti gay marriage rights.... Attacks the woman that Bill sexual assaulted #me2.... Condones the horrid practice from the Qur'an.... And many many more....

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy 5 days ago

    Havarti yuu say
    who do we know that went there, im thinking IT support

    U go back to school u dumb mother fuckers

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy 5 days ago

    dont drop the soap taco tuesday
    light bright
    go speed racer go
    who is this masked racer that torments us so :3

  • ptavangar
    ptavangar 5 days ago

    Sometimes Oliver is a little too obsequious in these kinds of interviews...

    • Debra Nelson
      Debra Nelson 2 days ago

      I honestly believe he felt contrite due to his past participation in her public humiliation.

  • Kevin Karder
    Kevin Karder 5 days ago

    I’m a bit confused in the direction this show takes. It’s somewhat of a moral posturing skit with a few punch lines, masked by above average delivery and a great British accent.

  • Belz
    Belz 5 days ago

    Monica is rocking those kicks. Yes girl work it.

  • Shawn Casey
    Shawn Casey 6 days ago

    great show john and moniica llol

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy 6 days ago

    The ASMR Connection
    crinkles the Stair Dragon :3
    fuck your fake country

  • xerakis
    xerakis 6 days ago

    you can thank that left-wing , Globalist , pedophiliac piece of filth Clinton for the pain caused to this chick.....

  • Co nein
    Co nein 6 days ago

    SJW IS THE GAME !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Frederick Calabrese
    Frederick Calabrese 6 days ago

    Jay Leno is a colossal douche.

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy 6 days ago

    A tale of 2 biilion Wannabes
    50 sec ^^

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy 6 days ago

  • Àñdreaa Whelpley
    Àñdreaa Whelpley 6 days ago

    No skeletons in your closet Oliver?

  • CoreFreddy
    CoreFreddy 6 days ago

    John, in interviews like this, you don't start sentences with "You have been on the receiving end..."
    No, jokes aside, thank you for bringing this up, the public has been incredibly unjust to Monica. I wish her strength and success in what she is doing.

  • Timothy Chizmar
    Timothy Chizmar 6 days ago

    She blew a married man. A married man.

  • Clint Liu
    Clint Liu 6 days ago

    It's weird that people cheer for Lewinsky's come-back like it's a way of exercising justice. She sucked another woman's husband dick and ruined a marriage which cannot be the same for lifetime. Who is going to cheer for that couple still holding up together, especially that wife? Not that you should condemn Lewinsky but definitely not cheer for her.

  • EveryThingGirl238
    EveryThingGirl238 6 days ago

    I've been outraged at things that need to be outraged about, such as education problems, where a school teacher can get away with sexual assault and still keep his job, or our justice system, where a judge can act like a 3 year old, beat up an lawyer, and still keep his job!

    But things like some guy goes 'black faced' when they were actually wearing a anime mask of the main guy for Tokyo Ghoul, or girls wears Asian inspired dress sparks 'cultural appropriation' debates. I just face palm at, people are weak skinned in this day and age and fear every little thing that breaths wrong at them.

  • Jonathan Jacob
    Jonathan Jacob 6 days ago

    Public shaming is good when directed at are political enemies. Public shaming is bad when directed at us.

  • Mongopa
    Mongopa 7 days ago

    I thought you found 3 german songs, gut forgot to mention Rap God. But it was the first one on the list and YES I put the Video on 0,25 speed and checked every song.

  • Chris Palmer
    Chris Palmer 7 days ago

    I love John's comment, "Every 22 year old is some form of an idiot." That is a classic! I know I certainly did a lot of dumb stuff before, during, and after that age. Yet I was able to walk away rather unscathed. It really makes me stop and think of how lucky I was and how unlucky she was. Monica is an amazing person and this interview was the best! Thank you Alvin Oliver!

  • Lucca Decimus
    Lucca Decimus 7 days ago +1

    Monica Lewinsky turned that "scandal" and vilified public humiliation into becoming Wonder Woman. Enjoyed watching her give the 🖕 to all her haters on twitter who obviously have no life.

  • M.K Tuck
    M.K Tuck 7 days ago

    Sooo.... outrage is good as long as it's liberal outrage?

  • Kristina Reeves
    Kristina Reeves 7 days ago

    I'm going to go fuck trump in the oval office suck that tiny Wiener all day, and expect 0 fallout. Wake up Monica is not a victim, that flake has made 10s of millions of dollars off of that "scandal".

  • QueenSoap
    QueenSoap 7 days ago

    I love John Oliver. He is the most brilliant person. He is one of very few who actually understands nuance and delves deep into fine lines instead of making things black and white like most of everyone is doing these days. His comic reporting is everything. Thanks John Oliver! If I was a rapper I'd definitely name you in my rhymes.

  • Gavin Oliver
    Gavin Oliver 7 days ago

    I think the name Alvin Oliver is quite distinguished....

  • IDMD8
    IDMD8 7 days ago

    What an impressive person Monica is - I am glad my mistakes were not public knowledge when I was that age - I wish her the best

  • Swi vel
    Swi vel 8 days ago +4

    I am a fan of John Oliver, but for HIM to talk about public shaming....well, his show is nothing if not public shaming (even though I agree that most or even all of his targets deserve it)

    • Swi vel
      Swi vel 2 days ago

      +Debra Nelson possibly, but aren't they public because he made (some of them, at least) public. I've not heard of many of his targets. I get it though. I like him and I'm a liberal in my native temperament, but being objective, he really can't gripe about public shaming any more than trump can try to complain about "presidential harassment"--it's just an intellectual honesty point I'm making--I'm not throwing out the baby with the bathwater.

    • Debra Nelson
      Debra Nelson 2 days ago

      The caveat being John Oliver's targets are public figures. That is the price of fame/power.

    • JustOffscreen
      JustOffscreen 7 days ago +1

      Its cool that you admit you didnt watch this.

  • Shannon Letourneau
    Shannon Letourneau 8 days ago

    Why does Monica remind me of Aria from PLL?

  • Uma Chan
    Uma Chan 8 days ago

    The ironic thing about Jay Leno is that he was the biggest kiss ass to anybody that came on his show. Had Monica Lewinski been there he would have been all over her saying how great she was, how amazing she was, how brave she was to put up with all of it.
    His entire schtick for the time he was there was making lame Dad jokes for the blue rinse crowd.

  • Rhiza Somjit
    Rhiza Somjit 8 days ago +1

    Lol I’m 22... thanks 😂

  • J.R.
    J.R. 8 days ago

    They lawyer in the Fox video around 6:10 that Oliver calls a "human popped collar" is an old law school professor of mine.
    He's actually a pretty cool guy. That clip def wasn't a good look though

  • Dmitriy Kravchuk
    Dmitriy Kravchuk 8 days ago

    Should Michael Richards gotten the backlash that he does to this day?