John Oliver opened his Sunday night show ‘Last Week Tonight’ addressing the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub which left 50 dead and over 50 injured earlier that day.
‘Right now this just hurts,’ Oliver said. ‘And the worst thing is this pain is so familiar. In Paris last November, terrorists seem to target places symbolising everything that is wonderful about France — culture, music, restaurants.’
‘And in Orlando, early this morning, the gunman attacked a Latin night at a gay club in the theme park capital of the world. And for the record, I will happily embrace a Latin night at a gay club at the theme park capital of the world as the ultimate symbol of what is truly wonderful about America.’
Oliver went on to note the good that is happening out of the tragic event, such as people coming out to donate blood for the victims:
‘For right now, on a day when some dipsh*t terrorist wants us to focus on one man’s act of brutality and hatred, it might be worth seeing this video, which was posted to twitter today. It shows hundreds and hundreds of people this morning lining up around the block in Florida waiting to donate blood. And it kind of reminds you that that terrorist dipsh*t is vastly outnumbered.’
Watch his heartfelt message here.