Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Fashion (HBO)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Fashion (HBO)

Trendy clothes are cheaper than ever. That sounds great for the people who buy them, but it’s horrible for the people who make them.

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19 Responses

  1. Lootster 3182 says:

    Does John have a mini fridge next to his desk? Cause that would be awesome

  2. CheapSushi says:

    I fully understand this video yet I don’t want to pay $70 for some jeans &
    t-shirt. Hell I wince when I spend more than $30 on something. If
    everything cost $70+ dollars, I’d literally wear the same 2/3/4 things. I
    barely even have clothes as it is too. But at the same time, I don’t just
    buy anything. Clothes at this point aren’t just a way to cover yourself in
    public, there’s more to it. Bah, dunno how to feel about this.

  3. Krista Astari says:

    Hence why I either make my own clothes or buy from Vetted Etsy sellers.
    Hand made, durable, beautiful pieces and instead of buying 60 some pieces
    of clothing a year I might buy 5 and none of the ones I buy cost less then
    $100 and most are much more. If you buy well made things they will last and
    make up for their price, and as far as fashion goes…. F*** Fashion.

  4. Sergio Leandro says:

    You’ll be sorry, John Oliver.
    That 5 dollar bill taped to a dick could catch on.

  5. smokejc says:

    Is Dan from Collegehumor a writer for Last Week Tonight?

  6. Ravishankar Kommu says:

    John has clearly missed the mark on this one. Instead of guilt tripping
    Americans about sweatshops in Bangladesh, he should have at least made a
    call for Americans to demand higher salaries to these workers. But by
    simply not buying these clothes, you will dump these children back onto the
    streets. Secondly, there is another class of people whom John has
    completely ignored, which is the owners of these factories. They are
    middlemen who are pretty rich themselves and enforce these conditions upon
    the workers.

  7. Rami Ungar says:

    Oh I bet that kid and Jon were high-fiving each other and laughing their
    heads off once the cameras stopped filming.

  8. Hendlton says:

    That’s the thing with America and most of Europe, they don’t really care
    where the cheap things come from as long as they’re cheap. They reported on
    it probably because someone said “Hey, this thing happened, let’s report on
    it!” and then forgot about it two hours later.

  9. Nick L says:

    Those $7.99 chickens are really good though…

  10. Xipo86 says:

    +Harry Rust Sure there are many addons for any browser to unblock it. I
    just checked google and there are plenty of options for australia

  11. hardy83 says:

    Funny thing is, if they made the clothes in the US, it’d probably only
    raise the cost of making the clothes like a buck, but reduce transportation
    fees.

    But the thought of making an extra 50 cents per clothing is enough to
    violate human rights and safety.

  12. Keith Fredericks says:

    John Oliver continues to be required watching. He’s just as important as he
    is funny.

  13. Marc Norton says:

    The success of any protest isn’t judged by its ability to solve the
    problem, but how quickly the tragedy runs screaming from the news cycle.
    In a similar vein, America still uses slaves. We just don’t have to look
    at them now. Ahhh, I’m so flush with moral superiority, I’m going to spend
    the rest of the day typing on my factory-suicide entertainment device and
    lounging in my $6 child misery pajamas. I will probably be snacking on the
    same mystery food. I’ve eaten rotisserie chicken, in the last month, that
    was $4.99 for a whole chicken.

  14. TouchyBanana says:

    those Flautas look like they’re from 7-11

  15. ryusm92 says:

    So, here’s a genuine question: as a male in his early 20s, without much
    affluence to afford high-end clothes, where should I look into buying
    affordable clothes?

  16. Raven Ashy says:

    Where i live, an entire fried chicken+french fries is about 2 dollars.

  17. James Cioffi says:

    This is this direct result of government overregulation and taxation in our
    own country. This does not surprise me at all. It is no wonder all
    manufacturing jobs have left this country.

  18. Freke Out says:

    ‘Eat this wagon of mystery chickens.’
    I’m done.

  19. dash305GLI says:

    “It makes it a lot easier if you don’t consider 3rd world people as actual
    humans” – Big Corp