John Oliver is totally flabbergasted by American sex education: "That is some incredible misinformation!"

Oliver resolves to make an educational video of his own starring Laverne Cox, Kumail Nanjiani and more

Published August 10, 2015 7:11PM (EDT)


On Sunday's "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver addressed America's sex education problem, a system he aptly described as being a "weird patchwork."

Sex education is currently only required in 22 states. Of those states, only 13 are required to present "medically accurate" info, Oliver went on to say.

To make his case, Oliver rolled a clip from a factually inaccurate -- and just, all-around bizarre -- antique sex education video (which, side note: featured a young Jonathan Banks of "Breaking Bad" fame).

Oliver argued that one of the biggest deficiencies in today's sex education videos is discussion around consent.

Naturally, the "Last Week Tonight" recruited some of his celeb friends -- many, many of them -- to create the sex education video that America deserves.

Celebs included: Laverne Cox, Kristen Schaal, Kumail Nanjiani, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullaly, Jack McBrayer, Aisha Tyler and Jonathan Banks.

Watch the clip courtesy of HBO below:

By Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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