Comcast-owned pay-TV giant Sky has cut some jokes related to Queen Elizabeth II’s death from the latest episode of the show. Last week tonight with John Oliver in the UK
Some viewers have commented or complained about the HBO show’s editing on social media. “Where can I watch the Queen segment from @LastWeekTonight when Sky decides to cut it?” one person wrote on Twitter. Another said: “Don’t censor @LastWeekTonight. I’m British, I’m a Monarchist and I CAN DO A JOB!!! ”
Among other things, Oliver mocked gifts for the late queen from companies like Domino’s Pizza and cartoon characters like Crazy Frog. “Obviously, we have to start with the UK, which is clearly still reeling from the horrific death of a 96-year-old woman from natural causes,” said the presenter. “It was a big moment [of] week, and for some reason everyone felt they had to wade through. ”
Oliver also quipped that the king’s death “wasn’t the only traumatic event Britain had to deal with”, pointing to the appointment of Liz Truss as the new Prime Minister and head of the country’s Conservative Party.
Representatives of Sky and HBO, parent company Warner Bros. Discovery could not be immediately reached for comment.
Last week Tonight With John Oliver won the seventh consecutive Late Night Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Variety Drama on Monday Night. At the Emmys overall, HBO topped Netflix for the most awards.
Here are some of the social media reactions to Sky cutting out the queen-related jokes.