John Oliver on Dan Harmon Leaving Twitter: ‘That’s Not Like Being Fired’

IndieWire | 7/25/2018 | Staff
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Don’t expect John Oliver to have an in-depth opinion on the Twitter ecosystem. “I may have sent 100 tweets in my lifetime,” he told critics at the Television Critics Association press tour Wednesday. “Granted, 20 of them were incredibly offensive.”

The “Last Week Tonight” host was being asked about the recent controversy surrounding the surfacing of offensive old Twitter jokes by James Gunn and Dan Harmon, which in the former case led to the director being fired from “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” and, in the latter case, led to Harmon nuking his Twitter account. While Gunn was fired, Oliver noted that Harmon leaving Twitter “was barely a thing.”

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Said the comedian, deadpan, “Dan Harmon left Twitter. Justice has been served.”

Oliver might not have had a lot to say about Twitter but was very excited to talk about the hilarious ways in which his show spends its budget, including several outlandish purchases like Russell Crowe’s jockstrap from “Cinderella Man.”

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“No one was going to outbid us for that jockstrap,” Oliver told critics, saying that a producer had to phone in a bid for the item at 4 AM New...
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