Watch John Oliver's sobering Orlando shooting address: "This pain is so familiar"

"Last Week Tonight" opened last night with a heartfelt tribute to Orlando's gay and Latinx community

By Brendan Gauthier

Published June 13, 2016 1:27PM (EDT)

"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver opened last night's show with a brief address concerning the attack that claimed upwards of 50 lives at a gay nightclub in Orlando over the weekend.

"It's still early and details are still emerging and right now, this just hurts," Oliver said. "And the worst things is, this pain is so familiar. In Paris, terrorists seemed to target places symbolizing everything that is wonderful about France: culture, music, restaurants."

"And in Orlando ... the gunman attacked a Latin night at a gay club in the theme park capitol of the world," he continued. "And for the record, I will happily embrace a Latin night at a gay club at the theme park capitol of the world as the ultimate symbol of what is truly wonderful about America."

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