If you were expecting John Oliver to delicately send his regards to the people of France following the November 13 terrorist attacks, let’s just say you couldn’t have been more wrong.
Instead, the Last Week Tonight host took advantage of his basic-cable home on Sunday to send members of ISIS an explicit warning following their crimes against humanity, which left more than 130 people dead.
“Nothing about what these a—holes are trying to do is going to work,” Oliver said. “France is going to endure, and I’ll tell you why: If you’re in a war of culture and lifestyle with France, good f—king luck, because go ahead [and] bring your bankrupt ideology; they’ll bring Jean-Paul Sartre, Édith Piaf, fine wine, Gauloises cigarettes, Camus, camembert, madeleines, macaroons, Marcel Proust and the f—king croquembouche. The croquembouche. You just brought a philosophy of rigorous self abnegation to a pastry fight, my friend… That [croquembouche] is a French freedom tower.”
Watch Oliver unspool his entire rant above, then head to the comments and let us know what you thought of his unexpectedly cathartic response.