John Oliver mocks inaccurate Internet headlines by destroying a Pinata

He's just living up to his Internet reputation

Published August 25, 2014 2:47PM (EDT)

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."

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:

By 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

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