John Oliver does not hold back.
His latest deep dive is proof of this. In his video for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, he tears into drug manufacturers and distributors for their role in the U.S. opioid crisis — an epidemic fuelled by fentanyl, OxyContin, and heroin.
Though he’s covered the topic before, Oliver chose to tackle it again because statistics show an alarming number of people are dying from opioid addiction. According to figures from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there were over 72,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017.
As Oliver points out, there’s a dearth of literally any video footage of OxyContin billionaire Richard Sackler talking — so he enlisted the help of Michael Keaton to well and truly eviscerate the man.