John Oliver slams "Barbie Bus" used to appeal to female voters

Oliver has quite a bit to say about the Labour Party's attempts to woo women

By Sarah Gray
Published February 23, 2015 2:10PM (EST)

On Sunday night John Oliver discussed the pathetic and patronizing attempt made by a political party to reach out to women. Elections in Britain are coming in May of this year, and in an attempt to woo female voters the Labour Party debuted a pink van (which unlike Barbie's pink van does not fold out into a hot tub).

Oliver naturally slammed this sexist move -- and the refusal to discontinue the bus -- with his own hilarious political commercial and a pony.


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