John Oliver has quickly become one of our favorite television personalities, but last night on “Last Week” he outdid himself.
In the wake of same-sex marriage being legalized across America, Oliver decided to devote some 16 minutes not to celebrating that victory, but to a battle that is still far from being over: Transphobia. Tackling various ways in which transgender people still face horrifying obstacles, Oliver was seriously on-point in his takedown of everyone from government officials to Barbara Walters and Wendy Williams.
“We are weirdly comfortable celebrating transgender people, while simultaneously dehumanizing them at the DMV,” Oliver said. “Pinning awards to them as we drum them out of the military and constantly quizzing them about their genitalia.”