Comedian John Oliver was in the news this week in Colombia as he delivered off-the-cuff off-colour remarks about the country in a segment on his show Last Week Tonight. The minute clip was largely about the economic crisis in Venezuela and the elections that are planned for this Sunday. In speaking about Venezuela being the most corrupt nation in Latin America, as an aside, Oliver then had these choice words to say about Colombia. The joke—that lasted a total of seven seconds—stung enough for local media to cover the insult though. Were you impersonating Donald Trump? Because you sounded like him when he says all Mexicans are rapists. Ah, he did not study in Oxford, where they have a Latin American Centre! He went to The Other Place! Much like the above slights, the joke about Colombia is par for the course for comedians like John Oliver.
The line between editorial content and advertising in news media is blurrier and blurrier. Just time for a quick recap of the week. Thankfully for all of our souls, though, in Uganda, there was one genuinely good piece of news this week. A controversial and much-protested anti-gay law in Uganda was invalidated today. That is fantastic! Presumably, this was a simple case of a country finally coming to its senses and understanding the dignity and worth of all individuals. It was overturned on a technicality! It still counts. They use carrots. They use bananas. They use cucumbers and other metallized ones, and they put them inside themselves.
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