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‘Someway’: John Oliver calls out ‘exploitative’ Subway with romantic K-drama parody

  • In yesterday’s segment of “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver covered Subway’s controversial business practices and scandals through the use of his own romantic K-drama parody.
  • Oliver talked about Subway’s history with expansion and their inauspicious contracts while reviewing the franchise’s 2020 mini K-drama “Someway.”
  • The 45-year-old host pointed out the heavy presence of Subway in K-dramas and created his own parody with lines about the franchise’s questionable history.

British American host John Oliver discussed Subway’s controversial business practices and scandals before presenting a Subway K-drama parody in yesterday’s segment of “Last Week Tonight.”

Oliver began by shedding light on the various controversies that Subway has been involved in. A montage of news clips were shown, including a tuna lawsuit and the shocking discovery of the fast food company’s former spokesperson’s child sex tourism and pornography crimes. 

The ‘Vietnamese Alex Jones’ has his YouTube channel taken down after being called out by John Oliver

misinformation for Vietnamese Americans

John Oliver threw a jab at the spread of misinformation among the immigrant diaspora in the U.S., including the Vietnamese community, in an episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”

The misinformation disease: In the episode, which aired on Oct. 11, Oliver said the spread of misinformation among the immigrant community was fueled by the lack of platforms that deliver reliable and accurate news in their languages, according to VN Express.

The Dalai Lama Roasts China’s Government During Interview With John Oliver

On Sunday night’s “Last Week Tonight”, John Oliver visited Dharamsala, India, for a side-splitting and enlightening interview with the Dalai Lama, the original “woke bae” as Oliver calls him.

They discussed, among other things, the turmoil in Tibet, the Dalai Lama’s future reincarnation, and self-immolations, an act done by more than 140 Tibetans since 2009, which the 81-year-old spiritual leader described as a “difficult situation.

John Oliver: Last Week Tonight Buys and Forgives $15 Million in Medical Debt

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” host John Oliver has made television history by purchasing and forgiving nearly $15 million in medical debt owed by almost 9,000 people.

In an impassioned exposé on the debt-buying industry, Oliver demonstrated how easy it is for any shady company to buy the debt owed to a bank for the fraction of the original amount and then go after debtors in full force as a loan shark for the total amount. Oliver explained: