John Oliver Tries to Buy Ads on 'O'Reilly Factor' to Educate Trump on Sexual Harassment
“And if you’ve got a friend who was accused of something like that over and over again, I might think twice about defending him, because that just contributes to a culture where women don’t want to come forward," Oliver's trusty ad friend Catheter Cowboy said in the spot 'Last Week Tonight' submitted to Fox stations.
John Oliver returned to his trusty friend, Catheter Cowboy, to help him attempt to educate Donald Trump once again with the use of ads.
This time, Oliver was trying to teach Trump about sexual harassment in the wake of Trump's comments defending Bill O'Reilly.
"Yes, Bill O’Reilly, who scientists hypothesize is kind of a dense nebula of boner and racism, has been paying out settlements for alleged harassment for years," said Oliver. "And the details are pretty disturbing here, with the victims claiming things like verbal abuse, lewd comments, unwanted advances and phone calls in which it sounded as if Mr. O’Reilly was masturbating."
He's used Catheter Cowboy to talk about healthcare and the nuclear triad on Fox shows in the past, and he tried to buy an informative sexual harassment awareness ad on The O'Reilly Factor.
“We submitted it to stations on Friday, but weirdly we haven’t heard back from them since, which is a little surprising because we are one of the only advertisers offering to buy time on his show at the moment," said Oliver.
He aired the ad on his show in case it never gets real air time.
“I don’t like pain when I cath and repeated unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks in the workplace constitutes sexual harassment," said the cowboy in the ad. "If there’s a power disparity between the two parties, well, that’s about as inappropriate as lubricating a catheter with hot sauce, partner."
“And if you’ve got a friend who was accused of something like that over and over again, I might think twice about defending him, because that just contributes to a culture where women don’t want to come forward," he continued. "And I know you might not care about that. But on some level you’ve gotta know, you’re blowing this. You're sacrificing the chance to make society a better place on the altar of your tower and ignorance and fragile ego."