John Oliver mocks inaccurate Internet headlines by destroying a Pinata

He's just living up to his Internet reputation


Prachi Gupta
August 25, 2014 6:47PM (UTC)

Like Jon Stewart, John Oliver is apparently a dangerous man, one who is said to have demolished, eviscerated and ripped apart such non-living things as FIFA, the death penalty and native advertising.

Based on Internet headlines, Oliver sounds like a psycho, prompting the comedian to conclude that "the Internet does not know how to describe things anymore."

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In an effort to make the headlines accurate, Oliver decided that he should smash something he dislikes -- a pinata. "Up until this point, I've just made some deservedly mean jokes" about pinatas, Oliver said. "But now, for the sake of accurate Internet headlines, I will literally destroy them." It is glorious:


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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