Must-see morning clip: John Oliver explains why the Redskins name is indefensible

The comedian issued a PSA that hilariously demonstrates how bad the racial slur is

Prachi Gupta
June 16, 2014 7:31PM (UTC)

John Oliver is the latest comedian to take on owner Dan Snyder's unwavering defense of the absurdly racist name of the Washington Redskins football team. After Oliver replayed a PSA issued by the National Congress of American Indians, which called "Redskins" an offensive term, the comedian issued another PSA to drive the idea home on "Last Week Tonight":


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