Qatar World Cup: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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John Oliver discusses the Qatar World Cup, the human rights violations happening in the sporting event’s host country, and what perfection really means to David Beckham.

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19 Nov 2022



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Only John can do a show about modern human slavery, get halfway through, and say “but wait, it gets worse..”
Soken50 Vor Tag
@Rogue Resurgent Which part of "no one" did you find to be unclear ? The mind boggles.
Rogue Resurgent
@Soken50 you're not serious right? "If no one watched the cup-" most of the world is watching, all of western Europe and North America could refuse to and it wouldn't change a thing.
BigSnipp Vor 5 Tage
And then say, it's OK, I'm still watching.
Chazareth Vor 5 Tage
@Robert Higgins See, that's the thing: John Oliver is a public figure with an audience. People listen to what he says. He's usually encouraging people to do (or not do) certain things all the time. I just found it disappointing that he didn't use this opportunity to do the right thing by encouraging people to boycott the world cup because he couldn't bring himself to do it.
Soken50 Vor 6 Tage
@Ad faro So was I (France) but I can still reason that supporting this is abhorrent
Zaiden Escobar
Zaiden Escobar Vor 13 Stunden
This series is so great and it amazes me how it never gets old.
Tshikosi Phathutshedzo Tshikosi
We stay indoors when it's 32°c, to think someone was doing manual labour in a 52°c is unbelievable
armija Vor 45 Minuten
Well, it depends on humidity levels, but still, 52C is unbearable. On the other hand, those people come from similar places and conditions back home are not much better if at all...
Hyamick Vor 3 Stunden
Every human is built different.
Mockthenerd 5
Mockthenerd 5 Vor 3 Tage
The one thing I am always shocked about is how low the bribes are. When you watch movies you always see bad guys bribing government officials hundred and millions of dollars. In reality, these bribes are nothing. You have these rich millionaires risking their integrity for what is an equivalent of nothing to them.
Anai Barangan
Anai Barangan Vor 4 Stunden
That's because it's their way of life.
Uptown Nicnic
Uptown Nicnic Vor 10 Stunden
I had the same thought watching “murder for hire plot” true crime stories. The lowest I saw was around $800.
bitzibaerlie Vor 11 Stunden
@Steinar Bergstøl "I am not questioning your honour. I am denying its existence."
Brian Sounalath
Brian Sounalath Vor 15 Stunden
What?! Who’s integrity? Qatar or FIFA lol? Cause neither have any.
jb888888888 Vor 23 Stunden
One might deduce that the pittance of a bribe from Qatar was more than the bribes the others offered.
Kyle Lyon
Kyle Lyon Vor Tag
They coulda made an entire episode of John Oliver doing David Beckham impressions god that was gold
leen Vor 12 Stunden
Here is the recommended clip that say it : de-vid.com/video/video-zOXA-PO94f4.html
Th3Shrike Vor 7 Tage
I know it's a terrible topic, but I laughed way too hard at the audience ahhhhing at the temperature after John converted it to Fahrenheit
Jacob Lenahan
Jacob Lenahan Vor 23 Stunden
@LordBungeekrum F=((9/5)*C)+32 32F is 0C and -40F is -40C.
hay ta
hay ta Vor Tag
Indeed, you are the West, the biggest hypocrites in the world. You are the last people to talk about the rights of immigrants and workers. You are racists
John Wilmer
John Wilmer Vor Tag
Isn't it interesting that John Oliver separates Foreigners from migrant workers, I mean aren't migrant workers foreigners? Typical prejudiced judgment of superiority. Why the distinction, aren't we all human?
John Wilmer
John Wilmer Vor Tag
Football as with any other global event is corrupt; HOWEVER whenever the WEST losses a bid they go on a massive media narrative attack. It is obvious that in order to maintain a global order, they need to position themselves as the moral authority of the planet. Furthermore, it goes without saying that this position is beyond hypocritical. Keep politics aside and enjoy the foundation of the tourney, the actual football.
Mᴥāz Kalīm
Mᴥāz Kalīm Vor 2 Tage
*P.S.* Having conveyed all of that, I do wish to challenge/dare folks( if they will) to make enough of claim-mind and sufficient-time to watch this "heart-to-heart" unprecedented, unscripted with only pointers for announcement of plans in this LIVE press-conference which unlike this show, does not leave-room/have-the-luxury to censor/cherry-pick/nitpick the "bits-&-pieces"( a pop-culture ref), but it is even next-to-impossible to convincingly "annotate"( read editorialise) if you are genuinely LIVE, showing of, the speaker also not-so-indirectly condemned the conduct of hegemonic number of audiences present in the hall/room. And their response? As predictable for not just them, but the wide-spectrum of Human Civilisation. Even though the full-source is so comprehensive, that it touches everything from personal, to professional and 'course, political: de-vid.com/video/video-Xq5RzV8dj8Y.html.( For instance, I already knew the farce of Swiss Confederation bka Switzerland being rebranded for their WWII-era cowardice as "nEuTrAl" - but if that is somehow even practicable, at least where it should matter the most: Sociopolitically. Switzerland recently passed a Stasī-era law in order to "fight" certain buzzwords/fighting-words, for starters. But sticking restructuring to this topic-area, the oh-so-shocking lack of critical-thinking in conflict-of-interest ridden FBI somehow having a free-reign to arrest and charge FIFA®'s "ExCo" members from Greater Zürich: It led me to reach the "2+2=4" as to how deeper this farce goes, in the US-dominated neoliberal world-order. The less said about parallel Swiss enquiry leading to public-prosecution filing charges, and the extremely-underreported fate of it - by the very same abstracts who gave indignant comebacks.) Fuuuckkkkk! 3 commenting-drafts of varying non-linear sizes since past 24 hours of not dissecting but excluding relevant-abstracts to this as-parochial-as-time-constrained "Main Story" coverage and all lost to this stupid symbiosis of this platform's Android app & arguably worse-than-burner phone. Anyhoo.. I guess even though my 'perennial misfortune', as I repeatedly noted and references above: Not intended to cause a fight since I know enough than to try changing somebody's hearts, even if they won't be "Anonymous Cowardice"-with[out]-sock-puppets. After subscribing to this "DE-vid channel" after semi-banned "India" episode 2 seasons back - I guess given the lack of a single instance of internationally-recognised, "iNcoRrEcT!" map of India increases the possibility of this one-&-only Planet's most-effective botnet-ops in "world master" India's "IT Cell" & their _compadres_ elsewhere - I expect to "unsubscribe" from this "DE-vid channel" even as I presume the team must've gone on at least a week-long _hiatus_ and the best-efforts of "Senior News Producer" to put her foot down and not give much of an excuse to mostly-borderline-racist-than-not cowardly commenters with their culture-supremacist bile in transatlantic Anglophone "Big Name" news-outlets like Wall Street-listed family-controlled New York Times( also supported by a _Méxicano_ oligarch), currently world's 3rd-richest oligarch owned "WaPo" - both of them collectively US' "papers of record". And of course, the pinnacle: UK's alleged tax-dodger in "Trust" incorporation with their glorified native-advertising of an “investigation”( in Mr Oliver's own words) stealth-rebranded as themselves instead of previously-transparent so-called "venture philanthropy". 'Cus they know those who would readily-believe the headline in and of itself would barely bother to read the full content, nevermind paying attention to the uszche: Criminally-downplayed caveat by truncating to a single-sentence which challenges the integrity of whole content in and of itself.( Reminds of NYT's award-winning ‘The Caliphate’ podcast-series. Which in spite of getting their undies down, under the Statist privilege of no hindrance to US' 1st Amendment branding - merely added a 2 sentence-long disclaimer/warning basically caveating that The New York Times Company cannot be held [legally-]liable for [factual-]accuracy of (ahem! )the meat of the whole series.) I plan to "unsubscribe" from this "DE-vid channel" within next ~24 hours, at max. After all.. What's the loss of a single DE-vid Premium subscriber for the non-transparent digital-monetisation presence by this mammoth. So..
Avery the Cuban-American
"I think everyone knows how much I love food" "This is what I love, you know? I love to go to spice markets, I love to go to fish markets" "Everybody knows how much I love a taco" A timeless quote from The Princess Bride, *"You keep using that word...I do not think it means what you think it means."* Do a shot every time he says love.
icklenellierose Vor 2 Tage
Sadly the players all backed out of wearing the armbands out of threats from FIFA that they'd get a Yellow Card (get two and it's a red, you get sent off). Former Women's England player Alex Scott who is out there as a presenter/pundit wore it on the pitch during interviews. Legend.
EA Vor 16 Stunden
@effing right ✅ you do realize gay people exist everywhere and it's not cultural imperialism to want every person to have equal rights.
Childer Yeeter 420
Childer Yeeter 420 Vor 22 Stunden
@Farhan Tariq wow I’m just kidding, and you actually responded to me fairly well, didn’t expect that, still disagree with you tho
Farhan Tariq
Farhan Tariq Vor Tag
@Childer Yeeter 420 At least your intentions are clear.
Farhan Tariq
Farhan Tariq Vor Tag
@2mm How did you come to that conclusion?
effing right ✅
Maybe someday an Islamic Theocracy will show up at her own home in London and start telling her what she can and can't do in the privacy of her own home.
Hakim Walker
Hakim Walker Vor 3 Tage
The first story I ever watched from John Oliver was his FIFA episode back in 2014, when the world cup was in Brazil. I was immediately hooked on LWT after that. It's crazy that 8 years later, the show is still going strong and has even come back full circle! It's truly miserable what's happening in Qatar right now, but encouraging to know that people like John Oliver are still here to help expose it.
Solar Pudding
Solar Pudding Vor 2 Stunden
@Reid Simonson lmao what
Dev Eloper
Dev Eloper Vor 7 Stunden
@HighSet Yes you are.
Reid Simonson
Reid Simonson Vor 9 Stunden
Well who’s fault is it that this keeps happening? Appears to be a pattern now and none of the fans, teams care, nor media actually cares. They are too busy ragging on US sports while promoting how amazing the world cup is. Even Oliver the hypocrite, did it at the top of this segment.
Solar Pudding
Solar Pudding Vor 22 Stunden
@Assia djaber he talks about atrocities committed by the USA and UK all the time...
Assia djaber
Assia djaber Vor Tag
Ask him why doesn't he expose also the human rights violations committed by USA and UK in Palestine or Iraq or yamen or Afghanistan ....
Marlon Vor 3 Tage
This is a super hot topic in Germany at the moment, for good reason obviously, and I was shocked to find out that apparently most other countries don't even know about the shit that goes on in Qatar and in the FIFA organisation.
M Vor 4 Stunden
Germany wants to talk about everything but the racism and xenophobia that is very much prevalent in the country. Talk about cherry picking.
S. K.
S. K. Vor 8 Stunden
@Will Smithens you’re right- because if France doesn’t support that whole “Qatari culture anti-gay rights” issue, then they have no argument to hold up their own “French anti-hijab” issue. They have to support Qatar to not look like complete hypocrites 😅
Reid Simonson
Reid Simonson Vor 10 Stunden
Everyone knows. They choose to ignore it because it isnt sexy to hate on Muslims so they go after the US.
Robin Vor 11 Stunden
@Annie Hopkins I didn't know I represented the German government. I don't have the power to decide what they do.
roza luxemburg
roza luxemburg Vor 13 Stunden
@Syed asadullah and the award for the most simplistic and populist comment goes too... Viewing the world in black and white moralistic and simplistic terms rather than understanding how neoliberal governance penetrates any kind of societal formation.
NeX Vor 7 Tage
The way audience's reaction changed from nothing when hearing 52C to a big *gasp* after knowing 125F was really funny.
Rabbit love
Rabbit love Vor 18 Stunden
Yeah the "oooooh"
Blast Radius
Blast Radius Vor 19 Stunden
@Canal Ten Thousand not ever.
Matthew Hill
Matthew Hill Vor 19 Stunden
That's because most people have no #!@$ clue what "52C" means.
MLennholm Vor 20 Stunden
@Doomed WitMaybe that depends on where you live. In a place that gets warm in the summer and cold in the winter the fact that 0 in Celsius is the point where water turns to ice (and vice versa) is a lot more useful for weather assessment than anything Fahrenheit offers.
hay ta
hay ta Vor Tag
Indeed, you are the West, the biggest hypocrites in the world. You are the last people to talk about the rights of immigrants and workers. You are racists
richSalaz me
richSalaz me Vor 2 Tage
I'm living in Dubai, just a shy over 600km away from Qatar. The temperature is no joke! The heat normally starts on April or May, and cool down by November. However, it is tru that the temp reaches over 50°C plus the humidity. A simple 5mins walk from my house to the metro at 7am is enough to make me sweat like crazy, can't imagine if they work from hours and hours under the open sun.
Lev NZt
Lev NZt Vor Tag
Out of 25 million at its peak, this year less than 10 million germans tuned into the opening game of the world cup in Katar. John, if we can manage to make our (more intelligent) half of our population stop watching the worldcup , you sure as hell can boycott the worldcup, can you not? By the way, I had to google if "boycott" is written with a c instead of k, guess which the first result was associated to :)
Roger Loth
Roger Loth Vor 16 Stunden
You have to do a second show, the atrocities continue, FIFA is threatening the players who want to wear the armbands you mentioned, by not being able to play in the game if they wear them.
I feel like this video omitted a crucial avenue of potential reform: sponsors. FIFA may be corrupt and unaccountable, but they love money, and major advertisers are much more responsive to criticism, particularly in the West. FIFA's major sponsors include Visa, Adidas, and Hyundai Kia. It would be much more productive to push those sponsors than hope for FIFA to see the error of its ways.
Aero Vor 7 Tage
"I won't say that Qatar definitely got the World Cup through bribery, but I won't say that they didn't and I will say that they did." God, I love this.
SpeltCaster Vor 5 Stunden
I mean was this even a question? If course they bought the world cup
Moe Lana Sun
Moe Lana Sun Vor 5 Stunden
Qatar is terrible, it doesn't wants people (including homosexual) kissing and having sex in public, what a bad bad country.
Vinny Vega
Vinny Vega Vor 7 Stunden
Wowwww. Facts. 🤣😂🤣
manya whisenton
manya whisenton Vor 15 Stunden
Ooooooooooooooo it
Mᴥāz Kalīm
“Prove” what, exactly - "@cc 1k" and those who 👍 their original-reply till the time of successful-posting of this reply?
Come Fast To Get Into My Body
What it hurts the most is that all of this disgrace hidden by Qatar and FIFA will remain, while the eyes of the world will turn to the next world cup. That's too f* bad 😔
JoeMamaa Vor 4 Stunden
Qatar the chad country
Basically A ZeR0
@UCToiQpu6asYPKq-BV33BAJg 1. I never said it can never be acquired by women having sex with men, but you do agree that there's a less chance of that happening than if it were gay sex? and it would be even less if the women and men were virgins right? 2. ask the unhinged people who get into fights in stadiums because they don't cheer the same team that day and all they need is a little boost of alcohol to remove all their reasoning. 3. we never said that gay people have to stop being gay in other countries, we just said to follow our laws when you're here, rather, gay people are allowed in the country, and they're allowed in stadiums too, the law only says that you're not allowed to hold the pride flag, that's it, if you dislike the laws of muslim countries that means you're saying that they need to be changed to accommodate gay people, guess people asking muslims to change their laws is true after all even though you just said that they weren't asking them to do it. also no, we have nothing against gay people, they can be gay as much as they want to, just follow our laws when you're here, is it that hard to do? 4. oh, I will, thank you for informing me, I'll make sure to check it out, but be sure that there's a chance that all of the stuff that happened in india might've been a ploy by the brits to colonize it, but of course you wouldn't consider that as a possible cause would you? oh yes, rivers of wine, amazing isn't it, just for following god we'll get rewarded by stuff that weren't allowed, I wonder what wine tastes like, maybe if Allah allows me to go to Jannah I'll find out, did you know that muslims in the past used to drink wine and alcohol? there are verses in the quran that says that alcohol was allowed but discouraged, then forbidden, and lastly strongly forbidden. I wonder why god would forbid something that makes you less reasonable when you're interacting with people 5. "people never oppress your own people like afghanistan, yemen etc" I did not understand exactly what you meant by that, but if you're talking about how the middle east and north africa isn't as oppressed as those oppressed countries devalues us, that would be hypocritical of you (you're only allowed to talk about oppression if you're more oppressed than these countries) make it sound like it's okay to be oppressed as long as you're not worse than these select countries, but I might've understood what you said wrong, if that's the case, I'd ask you to explain what you meant "just like indians blaming the british after 70 years, just like blacks blaming whites right now, just like africa blaming the west right now" both Indians and black people aren't blaming people of today, they're blaming people of the past, yeah sure, some of them will blame people of today, but most of them won't, but in regards to africa, the west is oppressing them right now, Libya had a civil war against their oppressor ruler only for the U.S to use that opportunity to weaken them, and now the media only talks about how stupid libyans are for going against their leader, when they have no idea how many crimes he committed against his own people to rise to the top. and you're still not denying the fact that the west is controlling the flow of information and by extension the world, we might be denying stuff that happened in the past where we weren't alive because of our lack of knowledge, but you're not denying stuff that you can see in your everyday life because of how the media controls what they want you to see, remember that american reporter that died in Palestine? yeah the west made it seem like she died because of a stray bullet, yet most people who were there know that it was an assassination by the Israeli gov because she was exposing them I never denied our wrongs, if someone is in position of power they might use that power to do bad things, I only said that you're blaming a country for doing stuff other countries did before while not blaming the other countries for doing them, and you're angry that they uphold their laws in their countries while wanting us to follow your beliefs and ideals on what human rights should be, if that's not hypocrisy I genuinely do not know what is. "oppressing your people riding lamborghinis mercedes ferrari polic cars, yes we're making life soooooo miserable for you. lol" this is someone who averts their eyes from the root, why do you think the middle east and north africa are forced to sell their oil reserves using the west's currency? our oppressor learder Al-gaddafi apparently had a plan to introduce a new currency only used for oil trades, yeah, it makes sense now why the U.S decided to help Libya, it wasn't because Al-gaddafi was an oppressor, it was because he threatened their position as the global superpower and their currency as the main currency to trade oil with. please do your research the same why you're asking me to do mine, look it up, look up about all of islam, you'll find stuff that were hidden from your sights by your media which hates islam, just do it, but I doubt you would. sorry I made this long, there's a lot to talk about and this isn't just a normal chat, but instead replies on comments, hope you reread it multiple times before you actually make a new argument while ignoring half of what I said, and if you want actual answers from professionals do ask the scholars and maybe you'll prove them wrong.
Basically A ZeR0
@Spider-ling after reading and skimming through articles on the islam-hindu conflict, I found 2 main things 1. The brits may have planted the seeds of conflict between them in an attempt to colonize them 2. Muslims and Hindus were driven naturally to conflict Now keep in mind that most of both of these Muslims and Hindus are from india, so you can't really say it's an invasion and instead just a civil conflict happened between them, if you know more about this topic than what I read, please enlighten me, I'm willing to learn.
Basically A ZeR0
@Spider-ling 1. Alcohol was only banned in stadiums, it wasn't banned in the rest of the country, yet you chose to ignore that fact and say they banned it completely, not required, yet they are the rules and laws of their country, if we follow your logic that islam is man made, then why are people fighting laws of another country instead of just following them? 2. Gay people weren't banned from watching the game or visiting qatar, they were only forbidden from doing sexual activities and holding the gay flag, these also follow the first point, follow the laws of the country you're in. 3. They do actually, people went to qatar and were talking about how their laws should be changed to allow sexual activities, the video itself criticizes their laws on gay sexual activities, but let's ignore that fact too, and instead go to the west where in some places I admit, they're forced to remove hijab, not allowed to wear muslim clothing, and discriminated against for the sole reason of being muslims, but only the gay people matter right? It's not about equal rights, it's about following the laws if the country you're in, that's it. 4. I'll assume that you only read the "what genocide" part and decided to ignore the rest of what I said, if you're talking about the Islamic fatah, which was centuries ago, then know damn well that muslims only used force when they were fought back by force, all the countries that didn't fight them by force weren't invaded, in fact, when Prophet Mohammed went to Madina with Abu-Buker, and asked them to follow Islam which they did, he allowed all the non-muslims to live alongside them, with the only rule is that they wouldn't betray him, guess what they did? And guess who lost the fight? But if you're talking about genocide that's happening today, then I'm very sorry to say but I genuinely have no idea what you're talking about, same with the hindu stuff, I'll make sure to read about it when I get some free time later. 5. All the diseases that can be acquired from doing it? This also applies to sex before marriage and saving ones virginity, in the Quran its written that god created man and women to procreate, you don't need to be a scientist to understand why all living beings are created male and female. 6. The reason muslims go to the west is because they're forced to, not in a sense of they're held at gunpoint, but rather, the west controlling the world and making it harder and harder for people to living in the muslim countries, have you checked them out? People here struggle to make enough to buy all the new technology and items needed so they wouldn't fall behind, living in the west gives them a higher chance to get a better living condition. Being a blind hypocrite huh, I wonder why you don't see the west being hypocritical yet you see us muslims as such for calling your hypocrisy I can also say that your way of life is nothing more than brainwashing, which is why you have no idea how good Islam is and only seeing the bad in it from your perspective because of how the media portrays muslims, but I digress. Oh that's good to hear, I just hope that you too do your research the same why I'm going to do on the hindus that you mentioned.
Basically A ZeR0
@Spider-ling sorry but, I don't think "the whole world condemned the U.S" did anything against their destiny manifestation and how they're forcing the whole world to pick up their ideals and beliefs, why are they forcing us, people of Islam, to allow gay sexual activity when they know that it's 100% forbidden by the Quran? Why do they ask us to change our religion to suit their wants when they would force the muslims there to follow their laws? Did you know that some work companies there bans the Hijab? A piece of clothing that covers the woman head, is banned, and for what? Just to force muslim women to adhere to their "diversity" by forcing them to be the same as them(Americans), tell me, why are they forcing us to change our laws and religion? Is it really for human rights? Or is it just because most of them are islamophobs. And don't get me wrong, I never said everyone who's speaking and calling out qatar for their mistreatment of immigrant workers, I think they're very bad and I hope they compensate all the workers they mistreated, but it was never about the bad things qatar did, it was always about the Islamic culture and laws, have you any idea how many Atheists wants us to change our religion? When it was never changed since the dawn of time? Christianity does not allow gay sex yet some Christians are becoming gay, does it sound to you like it'll be a religion from god if we change 1 word? What genocide? The Islamic fatah? Where the muslims go to another country to share their religion with peace for people who want to follow it? Yet they get fought back with violence so they're forced to fight islam was and still always the religion of peace, that's the meaning of the word islam, yet from the beginning, Atheists always fought islam by force, so you're telling me that when they were forced to fight to spread the word of god, they're evil? Yeah right Also the U.K citizens are living in a country mostly built by modern day slavery, yet they chose to speak up about it now? Yeah sure. It is Islamophobia from the media yes, maybe you, or other people want qatar to be held responsible for the worker situation, and I agree, the rest of the media doesn't, it was a methodical attack on islam as a whole? They go to a muslim country and they expect we follow their laws in our countries? A man got angry because he was asked to follow the rules and remove the gay flag? A woman felt weird because she was asked to go through a women only gate? They got angry because they're not allowed to drink in stadium? They got angry because gay activities were banned? They also got mad for women rights there? Where a woman can do anything as long as she gets permission from her guardian? Tell me how is that not an attack on islam Also sorry about the hindus of kashmir thing, I don't know about it, so I can't really give you an argument about And lastly why did you not ask a scholar yet about all your questions about islam? You afraid they'll open your mind and realize how stupid u were? Or do you not have the confidence to shit talk somone who knows more than enough about their religion, and instead you're here talking about how only qatar is now the worst country in existence when the rest of the world already did those Hope u have a good day spiderling And stop being a hypocrite, before you speak about Islam, be sure you study it carefully, or don't talk at all, I'm not sure if you know but, Atheists caused more deaths in the last century than muslims, and that says a lot about how bad u wants us to shut up about your hypocritical thinking
suresh limbu
suresh limbu Vor 2 Tage
Thank you sir for highlighting the story of migrant workers. My uncles son died of cardiac arrest working in harsh conditions. Read a horrific story in reputed Nepali newspaper of how they punished Nepali workers if they left and worked in another company because of low salary and harsh living conditions. They would make the workers sit in hot midday sun 45-50 degree Celsius. The Nepali migrant workers would faint. Then they would take the body to shaded place revive them with cold water. After he gained conscious they would put him back to the sun. These people are monsters. I have decided to boycott watching world cup 2022.
S. K.
S. K. Vor 8 Stunden
I’m sorry to hear about your uncle’s son who died in such terrible circumstances trying to support his family. No one should have to suffer like that. The Middle East is hell for migrant workers. Arabs are notorious for their vile and disgusting treatment of other races.
S. K.
S. K. Vor 8 Stunden
@Michael M poverty. These extremely poor (and corrupt) countries need foreign currency to be spent in the homeland. And migrant workers are desperate for jobs.
Sirio lemes martins
Sirio lemes martins Vor 15 Stunden
@Michael M Because no one want export taxes on their oil :)
Gamer NoShoes
Gamer NoShoes Vor 18 Stunden
@Haris This is true. All these foreign media went straight up pointing at the clueless Qatari meatpuppets. They know the least of what's going on around them and the only reason why they got the job is because of nepotism or having a good 'wasta'. Foreign medias should have investigate further so they know these "employers" were actually Europeans or South Asians companies.
Gamer NoShoes
Gamer NoShoes Vor 18 Stunden
@Michael M because like the Philippines - India, Pakistan, Sri Lankan and Nepal depended on these migrant workers as their source of income.
Dbbn Pos
Dbbn Pos Vor 3 Tage
"The workers are living in a comfortable, healthy, environment" has the same energy as "Our slaves are happy to be here, look at how joyfully they sing"
Aleksei Stels
what do you actually know about it?!
Gabriel Jorlert
Yes that is what the comment posted 4 days before u stole it said
zfg hbs1209
zfg hbs1209 Vor Tag
One of the best things is that he never takes credit for himself when he achieves something. He always respect us, the audience, and his team, and he is always polite in all of his videos. We congratulate ourselves on this achievement. More to come and everything to come ;-)
William Vaux
William Vaux Vor 7 Tage
When that reporter said "Have you been to the labor camps?" that was such a powerful question.
William Vaux
William Vaux Vor 11 Stunden
@Patrick Kirby I don't use an iPhone but no, not yet
Stefan Al Wombat
Stefan Al Wombat Vor 21 Stunde
@snowangelnc Yeah. F whataboutism!
omar as
omar as Vor 3 Tage
yes i have been to, palastine, iraq, sirya, libya, west Africa, bosnia. venezuela, somalia and many other countries, PS created by the high and almighty USA
Patrick Kirby
Patrick Kirby Vor 3 Tage
Hey iPhone user have you been to china???
Soverman and Vioboy
@steve taylor what do u expect? That a whole country changes from 1 day to another? The point is, that Qatar thought they could use the cup as a marketing event but what actually happens rn, is that the whole world sees the truth... Their reputation is pretty much gone - the event is a total failure for them.
Red Vines
Red Vines Vor 8 Stunden
I passed through Qatar in July 2018 with my husband while traveling from Taiwan to Italy. At one point during our layover, we had to go outside to take a bus to another terminal. I was only outside for about two minutes total, only walking with my rolling pilot bag going between the air-conditioned terminal to the air-conditioned bus and back into another air-conditioned terminal, but it was unbearably hot and I could feel the stress on my heart. Honestly, I'm surprised the tires of the bus didn't melt. That they force workers to be under those conditions for hours doing hard labor, even if they were being paid ridiculously well for it, is absolutely a human rights violation.
jamal muhammed
jamal muhammed Vor 5 Stunden
Qatar's ministry of labour has announced. Per new legislation, staff are prohibited to work outside between 10am and 3:30pm from June 1 until September 15 every year.
Mary Ann the Nytowl
An atrocity of stadiums is an understatement. That entire place is an atrocity. I'm glad that everyone I've seen mention this whole thing, when the fact Quatar got the World Cup, mentions not only how crooked FIFA is, but how horrible conditions are there.
luke n.c
luke n.c Vor 3 Tage
What it hurts the most is that all of this disgrace hidden by Qatar and FIFA will remain, while the eyes of the world will turn to the next world cup. That's too f* bad 😔
Dragon Ball fans can't read
@a That's because people really don't care. I appreciate John Oliver talking about it, but he's a hypocrite (albeit an honest one) for saying he'll still watch it.
a Vor 3 Tage
Anybody remembers the the Olympics being held in China? That shit died out quicker than a grandma on a sunny day in the desert.
Soverman and Vioboy
I actually dont think so... the Cup brought so much bad reputation about Qatar alrdy... without it, ppl would have never thought about it in the first place (bcs who even remembers Qatar exists?). Ofcs the attention will go down quick again, but at least ppl know now and everytime Qatar comes up again, they will think of it first. Everything has to start somewhere.
Reem Daak
Reem Daak Vor 3 Tage
The only reason the west was silent about the past FIFA had is because of the problems they currently have with OPEC,your just one of the millions of sheep catered by western media to make conclusions based on mistakes found common in all hosting nations like Anti-Homos*xuality, labour intensive jobs, corruption and more
this Bushnell
Quatar did not build these stadiums, they brought in (and abused, even to death) foreign workers. glad you covered that. It is horrific.
Anai Barangan
Anai Barangan Vor 3 Stunden
Yet the fact that line up to go work somewhere like Qatar, says much more about the conditions of the countries that come from, than where willing to employ them all. It doesn't matter to the countries that come from, don't look into it ALL before they allow the large amounts of THEIR citizens, to apply for the employment. Meanwhile US citizens when go to work in any Arabic countries offered employment? Treated extremely well, given great conditions, and that's why go. Just have to be very skilled in what asking for, and behave as required. Personally I've known people who are not even college educated, but very highly skilled for jobs having to do with oil production or constructions, first class plane tickets and very comfortable living quarters and life when not working. . Be ready to spend long periods of time away from family matters. I remember my parents offered many years ago together as medical professionals, but they didn't know what to do with us,. I found out through my uncle and aunt. I don't know why just didn't take us all on that adventure.
Syed asadullah
Syed asadullah Vor 17 Stunden
Really..yeah..Qatar did but it's administration accepted that mishandling and trying to improve that thing...but I guess it bit Hypocrisy of West and it's media when it comes to deliver moral lectures to other countries with the same crime or mismanagement which West has been doing with others ! Even Australia made detention camps in its south Pacific islands for imigrant workers who are still in dire state ..there are so many abuses happened with them reported by human rights watchdog out there, U.S, Canada are to be blamed and targeted the same the next year as it violated it's own rules and constitution when it comes to black people and aboriginals, Europe by far showing harsh discrimination against emigrants and Muslims in the recent years..! Shame on double standards ...there is an old famous quote " Not let him without the Sin should cast the stone"
Samriddhi Sharma
Samriddhi Sharma Vor 7 Tage
As a Nepali, hearing and seeing dead Nepalese body entering country now and then, hearing the stories of the family members of the deceased people. I am so glad that John Oliver and HBO decided to shed light on this topic.
FlareMarant Coral
FlareMarant Coral Vor 3 Stunden
Hassan, you have no soul.
mrsoready Vor 12 Stunden
@Daniel Workafes They are promised great financial gain, gains that would help their families.
mrsoready Vor 12 Stunden
@Hassan buali We both know that this is true, names aren't needed. Too many middle eastern countries have done this.
Master Of Waves
Master Of Waves Vor 19 Stunden
@Hassan buali that’s because you lack comprehension skills. I too mean’t workers. Then I said boycott Fifa 1 year and they’ll straighten up the act. It’s 2 separate points. Fifa is not the reason for workers conditions anywhere in the world. But by holding the World Cup there they incentivise it. And no I can’t name 5 people who died in the Calcutta famine during the 2nd world war either. But over 4 million people died. But I guess it does it doesn’t matter since I can’t name 5. I do not know what is the relationship of what you say to what you commented on my question, which seems difficult to answer. This is my reply to the to the inevitable copy paste answer you’re gonna provide.
Hassan buali
Hassan buali Vor Tag
@Avik Mandal I do not know what is the relationship of what you say to what you commented on my question, which seems difficult to answer
H N Vor Tag
John, who do you think built these stadiums, the Subway, the skyscrapers, the airport? Do you actually believe there are Qatari companies with the know-how? BESIX from Belgium, Bouighe from France, Bechtel from the US and other western companies won the contracts. The question to ask is, if people died in these construction sites, why these EUROPEAN AND US COMPANIES didn't implement the same safety standards in Qatar as they do in their own markets. Qatar is based on self regulation and the companies from THE WEST (so called civilised) are the actual criminals... but you forgot to mention that. It's far easier to attack the Arab as always.
intellectual Raccoon
Hey John can you make a show describing the situation in Sweden where the Swedish govt is taking refugee children away from their families ? would love to hear your take on it. thanks and keep up the great work.
CrowMercury Vor Tag
I'm in Italy and I will surely have some fun times describing the tourists how the Colosseum was built and literally be able to say at the end of that explanation " so more or less half the atrocities that the World Cup in Qatar required. For one stadium. "
TheAsdsdswww Vor Tag
How did the live audience not completely lose their s##t when John was doing his impression of Beckham? That was hilarious
leen Vor 12 Stunden
Here is the recommended clip that say it : de-vid.com/video/video-zOXA-PO94f4.html
D.B. Vor 21 Stunde
They probably don’t know what he sounds like. #METOO
Nithun Sridhar
Nithun Sridhar Vor 21 Stunde
American audiences don't have the same knowledge and connection to Beckham?
Vandhuy Martins
Vandhuy Martins Vor 7 Tage
"A cartel-like group of scumbags and assorted criminals who ocassionaly put on soccer matches." This is by far the best FIFA's description I've ever heard of.
Anai Barangan
Anai Barangan Vor 3 Stunden
That may be true, but it's the only way for national soccer teams to get credit deserved for being the best. They do seriously work and lifelong dedicated to try to be the best soccer players in the world. It's also a way to promote themselves for scouts from different countries in the world. Contracts por private soccer clubs.
Anai Barangan
Anai Barangan Vor 4 Stunden
Lol 😆
hay ta
hay ta Vor Tag
Indeed, you are the West, the biggest hypocrites in the world. You are the last people to talk about the rights of immigrants and workers. You are racists
Bujar Lubovci
@DutchDreadnaught people were fine with Brazil so why no Qatar. I think you are hypocrite.
Ron Cerjani
Ron Cerjani Vor 4 Tage
@DutchDreadnaught Ok, I'll turn my TV off. What then? Will you get the whole world to do that, to reject football? I don't condone what FIFA did, but I don't watch football because I like FIFA, I watch it because I like football.
Moecky Dicky
Moecky Dicky Vor Tag
" Yes, and we tortured innocent Iraqi civilians when we illegally invaded that country. Britain's in no position to play the moral superiority card vs Qatar." - PIERS MORGAN
world life
world life Vor Tag
I recommend further investigation into Qatar. This video is only a small glimpse into the Human rights abuses in Dubai, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and many other parties of the world.
Anai Barangan
Anai Barangan Vor 4 Stunden
Even the times when I don't agree with him at all, he makes me laugh. He's just so funny.
Stephen Williams
Stephen Williams Vor 4 Tage
I used to know an activist organizer who heavily focused on holding FIFA accountable. Eventually FIFA hired him for an obscene ammount of money, ostensibly to continue to hold them accountable from inside the organization, but obviously to shut him up.
Kay The Magician (Kenyan Magician)
I'm a Kenya who works in Qatar, and John has got it right again. Last week John talked on what happened to us in the past and now the present.... thank you.
Itachi _TRH
Itachi _TRH Vor 15 Stunden
Go back to kyneya if it is so horrible
Urszula Tomczyk
Urszula Tomczyk Vor 15 Stunden
@Z hands down the dumbest response of the month if not the year 😂 If you’re capable of understanding the answer, people come to great lengths, put themselves in danger and go into debt to travel far away from their countries and families for a chance to make enough money to provide safety and prosperity for their family. If you weren’t able to do it on whatever can get in your own country job you’d be looking elsewhere as well. Otherwise, sure you could just want to earn more money and only find out what the conditions are later at which point your passport had be take away. Finally, I am truly sorry that comment not only came to your mind but you obviously believe it strongly enough to put it on the internet. It shows what a sorry excuse for a person you really are. Good day.
Rogue Resurgent
@ThiccboyFinn OP's probably a girl, most migrant workers from East Africa in khaleeji states are women (source: I'm Kenyan with a cousin in UAE who work in a hotel)
Rogue Resurgent
@Z it's cuz there's no jobs back home.
Ephraim kihahu
I hope you come home with something. Mungu akubariki. 🇰🇪🇰🇪
November Rain
Let’s talk about the companies that responsible for building this city. They are French, Belgium, and British. Countries famous for their historic human rights achievements. Just don’t include, colonialism, slavery, genocide, illegal wars, prison camps, toppling states, censorship of opposing POVs, literally robbing historic artifacts from other countries and the simple fact that the entire western hemisphere was built by stolen money and enslaved workers. That’s all fine and dandy, but how dare you not be like us and allow homosexuality in YOUR county and YOUR culture to suite me the western, moral beacon of justice to the world.
JAQ Vor Tag
The construction industry in the region is extremely corrupt. An investigation into the whole industry should happen. My father is owed a lot of money from project owners, so then imagine workers… bottom of the chain, of course they don’t get paid. Many companies lost alot of money through the financial crisis, and projects continue somehow even when there is no money coming in to finance the work. But then people are stuck with their debts.
Kate Aleksen
Kate Aleksen Vor 6 Stunden
I love you John Oliver. Thank you for sharing the common sense
Dmitry Ishkov
Dmitry Ishkov Vor 3 Tage
Someone should inspect US's work visa program. On L visa you can't change employers, on O1 requires making a new visa, H1b takes a year to get, all of them include huge fees and your employers underpays you because you are on a visa and can't change jobs. This is a common problem in all first world countries.
Brandon Wei
Brandon Wei Vor 7 Tage
I want an hour of John mocking Beckham.
Davido Fergals
Davido Fergals Vor 3 Tage
@troy arrington shut up fool.
troy arrington
troy arrington Vor 3 Tage
@Davido Fergals dude you got ate up in the comments. And for good reason lol why did you even come back
perplexed Vor 5 Tage
for MORE of John Oliver commentary on the World Cup (including another shot at Beckham and a poetic narration of Harry Kane's and Declan Rice's post-goal kiss), search “Men in Blazers John Oliver” on youtube >>> do watch and share, it's AWESOME, even better than this episode !!! full title: John Oliver, Matthew Rhys & Kelley O'Hara Preview World Cup 2022 | Men in Blazers Live in NYC
Davido Fergals
Davido Fergals Vor 5 Tage
@Ecne Lovelam I'd rather be a nobody than have that face and be British.
Ecne Lovelam
Ecne Lovelam Vor 5 Tage
@Davido Fergals and you're a nobody compared to John. Yet we still let you live. We're just magnanimous that way.
Ahmed Adly
Ahmed Adly Vor 3 Tage
I love this show for its comedy but sometimes it also makes valid points. Such as @9:15 talking about the basic slave trade that is going on. It could be a time for Europeans to reflect on the appalling conditions of the workers that provide them with nearly every single thing they buy. If they had hearts, they would do something about it..... (being so civilised and all)
Bravo B
Bravo B Vor 8 Stunden
Qatar succeeded in every possible way. They hosted the tournament in good weather, they built 5-star world-class stadiums, they built a whole city around them and were able to withstand millions of visitors. They covered the games professionally and beautifully. I don’t buy these silly statements of “Modern-Day Slavery”. “If you build a stadium, you should get to own it.” Yeah I know who said that first, don’t remember the guy but he might’ve been German.
Teddy Picker
Teddy Picker Vor 8 Stunden
Thank you for educating us! 🙏🏼
MrMuzule Vor Tag
Qatari this, FIFA that...as much as I love your show John, you forgot some quite important actors in this story, which makes the whole criticism awkward and ultimately hypocritical. Here are some of the Western companies that built those stadiums, which means that many of those poor workers were employed by them. Not to mention the Western stakeholders or management employees in the qatari companies. Or the US military base in Qatar, the most important one in the Middle East. AECOM - US Salini Impregilo - Italy Cimolai - Italy FIA Fenwick Irribaren - Spain Ramboll and Pattern - Denmark AVAX - Greece J&P Overseas - Cyprus Buro Happold - UK
Christine Vor 7 Tage
My mom was deployed to Qatar when I was younger, and she used to write home and tell us about how birds would just fall out of the sky dead when they hit these pockets of particularly strong heat. I can't even begin to imagine laboring there.
Nada Sai
Nada Sai Vor 17 Stunden
dude I've lived in Saudi Arabia my whole life and I've never seen birds falling from the sky, the hell you talking about? describing countries in this way is very "othering" and harmful. Stop.
Mar C.
Mar C. Vor 23 Stunden
@Aziz Nasser There is no record of any other U.S. bases in Qatar. And they label it an international base. What others are there?
Aziz Nasser
Aziz Nasser Vor Tag
@Mar C. Wrong am afraid, AlUdais is the largest US force base in the region.
Mᴥāz Kalīm
Mᴥāz Kalīm Vor 2 Tage
{Only-&-only to "the OP" & those who "👍" "her" parent-comment till the time of successful-posting of this reply: }“pockets” of what, now??? Is that even a real technical-term?
Mar C.
Mar C. Vor 4 Tage
@David Housman There are no American bases in Qatar. Just one base where foreign militaries are welcome, Al Udeid.
Jamaike11 Vor Stunde
Dear John, thanks for always pointing out the bs of the powerful. However, even watching is part-taking and supporting (if no-one watched, TV stations and sponsors would't pay these enormous amounts anymore, and in the end it's all about the money). I liked the gay Qatary's metaphor: Do you really want to be one of those celebrating and jumping on the tables while knowing about the abused kids in the basement?
Keren Vor 5 Stunden
While we should indeed take the issues related to Qatar/World Cup 2022 seriously, Japan had similar problems including corruption/bribery concerning the Tokyo Olympics (and the organizers are now facing criminal charges). Why do the Western media not broadcast Japan' problems more widely? - maybe because it is on the "western" side in terms of industrialized, democratic, advanced economy?
Coco Le Moose
Coco Le Moose Vor 2 Tage
I am amazed by how this all came to be, its as if they are televangelists and everyone is just turning a blind eye because of politics
Thomas Keenan
Hopefully reputable companies will think harder about sponsorship. A great event soured by such indifference to human exploitation.
FafliX Vor 7 Tage
About the "One Love" Armbands: Fifa has apparently threatened teams who wear those with penalties. Not just financial ones. Yellow cards for any players who wear them, maybe even red cards. And talk behind the scenes is that they even threatened to take away points from teams. So yeah, we know where Fifa stands.
Al Amin Md Tanvir
Long live FIFA !
Krimo Ab
Krimo Ab Vor 4 Tage
Your fake values don’t belong here all i see is racist comment from the west and let me tell you something we don’t care alhamdoliah this will be the best world cup ever now keep quiet and don’t watch 😂😂😂 alphabet community clowns 🤡 every year adding new alphabet what a joke
perplexed Vor 5 Tage
for MORE of John Oliver commentary on the World Cup, search “Men in Blazers John Oliver” on youtube >>> do watch and share, it's AWESOME, even better than this episode !!! full title: John Oliver, Matthew Rhys & Kelley O'Hara Preview World Cup 2022 | Men in Blazers Live in NYC
N R Vor 6 Tage
@Dirk Schäfer i agree, especially for the ones who are already established players, they made millions and even if they get punished in some way, it wouldn't make a big difference for them. i somewhat understand it when young talents are afraid to take a stance. but a guy like manuel neuer who has won everything and made millions doesn't have much to lose, it probably would even help him to get some new sponsors, if thats what he want and it would add to his legacy
Michael Zaite
Michael Zaite Vor 6 Tage
@Koudri Hatim Especially one so crass as this. Literally no party comes out of this looking good.
zfg hbs4485
zfg hbs4485 Vor 3 Tage
That voicemail is absolute comedy gold. Man is trying to be threatening but it sounds like he's on the verge of tears the whole time
Abdul Last
Abdul Last Vor 3 Tage
What I love to see is. Western people complain about how Qatar treats their employees but they forget about themselves. Tax, horrible health insurance, low life quality etc. anyway I cannot blame you guys for Jealousy. It’s sad for you compared with the Qatari citizens
victor iancu
victor iancu Vor Tag
I love when John Oliver covers anything besides politics.
Purley Belter
R.i.p all the workers who died making the stadiums
Ned Noah
Ned Noah Vor 7 Tage
I lived in qatar when I was younger for several years and have witnessed this "slavery" first hand, and it's true. I remember seeing 20-30-40 dudes living in a small dirty trailer outside of construction sites and seeing them working outside in the blistering heat and hearing stories regularly about people dying on the job. It's heartbreaking. I remember feeling so bad for those people it made me cry and decide from a young age I want to change the world and help those people and all people in shitty situations. Treat others the way you'd like to be treated and be the way you'd like others to be.
HDD Vor 3 Tage
@P Harger I’m also wondering about other things, like how many workers died at oil rigs or gas processing plants? (Much more dangerous working conditions btw), and how many workers (mostly poor or immigrants) die in freezing working conditions in Northern Europe?! There’s also the neglected role of the those countries the workers are coming from, aren’t they exploiting them too when they drain them out of money at home just to get to Qatar? Aren’t they silent about their treatment?
P Harger
P Harger Vor 3 Tage
@HDDyes exactly…. I’m just wondering what Qatar did or didn’t do that all of a sudden the world sees their human rights issues…. could it be their refusal or inability to increase the sale of gas to EU at reduced price…? we’ve been chummy pals with them for 40 years and suddenly…
Lesley Spencer
Lesley Spencer Vor 3 Tage
​@Ned Noah Of course it matters what you call it, because how we define things impacts what we do about them. Most who are saying it's not slavery are trying to minimize it, implying that it's not as bad as "real slavery." Of course it's fucked up, no one's saying it's not. But calling things what they are is necessary.
Ned Noah
Ned Noah Vor 4 Tage
@Lesley Spencer @Jürg Nobs You are arguing about semantics. It doest matter what you call it, the point is that it's fucked up
Krimo Ab
Krimo Ab Vor 4 Tage
Why are you lying
Deep Chatterjee
He loves going to the spice market, he loves going to the fish market. Sounds like he's articulating some of his guilty colonial desries! 😂
Kapil Duwadi
Kapil Duwadi Vor 23 Stunden
Great coverage for all hard working Nepalese who worked and have been working in Qatar. I feel sad being nepali every Nepalese politician should watch this video who brags about how much money they are getting back in the country through remittance. It's such a shame that leaders in Nepal encourage citizens to go to such countries.
Jell0zz Vor 3 Tage
Qatar, Brazil or South-Africa. Out of those three I can tell you which ones can stand to waste some money on an international tournament such as this. Just like the Olympics, the host-country of such a tournament tends to lose money not gain money.
patel Vor 3 Tage
OMG thanks you for bringing up the conditions of workers …..one of my classmate moved to qatar some years ago through this exact same policy ….hoping to provides his family so his father can stop farming….It is so heartbreaking, these guys coming from humble places with genuine reasons go to qatar, and gets trapped to work like animals…..he hasn’t answered a single video call from his parents from last 4-5 years, makes up a reason , lies about his job and sends almost everything he earns to his family so they won’t get suspicious…..coz there is nothing he can do about it now and his family finding out would be even worse …..some times ago he told me he don’t know how long he can bare this life 💔.
Mo Ca
Mo Ca Vor 7 Tage
Fun fact: The FIFA is considered a non-profit association in Switzerland, where the head office is (and where I live). Legally it is the same as the children's soccer club in my neighbourhood or an evening book-club. And like these other charitable association, the FIFA does only pay limited taxes, despite posting billions of revenue.
jb888888888 Vor 21 Stunde
Children's soccer clubs and evening book clubs have billions in revenue?
ShadeRunner Vor 5 Tage
@aratosm "Only the left supports fascism and the left hates 2nd amendment", whatever you are smoking, I need some of that
aratosm Vor 6 Tage
@Quirky Black Enby Europe is not a country.
aratosm Vor 6 Tage
@ShadeRunner That's not true because only the left supports fascism and the left hates 2nd amendment.
Quirky Black Enby
@aratosm other countries have different governing documents so of course they don’t have a “second amendment”
Gaines Kergosien
Gaines Kergosien Vor 8 Stunden
John Oliver, you do good work highlighting injustice and shining a light on the dark corners of our society with every episode but I am disappointed with your support for watching the World Cup. How do the corruption and human rights violations you speak of not, at a minimum, justify boycotting this event? Without fans and viewers, the World Cup is nothing. I urge you to embrace that role and promote depriving such organizations of our collective attention and implied approval.
diego6strings Vor 3 Tage
This dude is a fucking hero, keep exposing them John! ❤
Dante war
Dante war Vor 3 Tage
We need to expose the dirty west and how western companies have exploited and killed millions in Asia, Africa and South America too.
its actually scary what could happen during this tournament because of the shady shit going on in qatar and the condition, health, and well-being of the players
ali mohmmed
ali mohmmed Vor 4 Tage
@JAY DEGRACE you are decent if you did while many didnt say anything when brazil hosted and Many lost their houses or when russia hosted and that to me looks like hypocrisy and double standard
@ali mohmmed i made the same comments
ali mohmmed
ali mohmmed Vor 4 Tage
Where were u when it was played in Russia
Mohmmad Aldabobe
Mohmmad Aldabobe Vor 4 Stunden
Sanctimonious, we are tired of hearing the biggest human rights violator talking about Qatar, Qatar never killed nor invaded any country, never killed million of Iraqi civilians and half a million afghani, Qatar did not invade Panama ,Vietnam, and killed 100s of thousands all over Latin America, Qatar never bombed Japan with nuclear weapons THE Last country can speak about human rights are the US and the colonial countries Britain,France Belgium Netherlands and what is more shocking now that Nazi Germany judging Qatar now and pointing fingers
Farzin Amisha
Farzin Amisha Vor 7 Tage
Hi John, I’m a Bangladeshi who moved to Chicago at the age of 14 back in 2014. My connecting flight was in Qatar, and I flew with hundreds of Bangladeshi people who were so excited, filled with hope for a better future for themselves and their families as they were traveling to Qatar for their new job opportunities. My heart hurts to imagine how their hopes were shattered over the years, and to wonder how many of the poor Bangladeshi men and women I traveled with that day have died due to these conditions there. Thank you for sharing their stories, and for giving migrant workers from Bangladesh and the rest of the underprivileged countries the voice they never had.
abdell khal
abdell khal Vor 2 Tage
How did Chicago treat you 😂😂😂
A alkholy
A alkholy Vor 3 Tage
Stats shows Bangladeshi personnel in the gulf have the highest crime rates and highest law violations rates as well.
Al Amin Md Tanvir
lol bots 😅😅
cao cao
cao cao Vor 3 Tage
maybe your "bangladesh brothers" didn't resist the high temperatures in qatar, why it have to be like they mistreated them ??? stop spreading this bs you sad
Silviu Butunoi
Silviu Butunoi Vor 3 Tage
@Night Nyungwe so you stop replying when someone calls you out on your bullshit? Not surprising at all :))))
Abraham Kang
Abraham Kang Vor Tag
When you go to a foreign country, do you not follow their local laws? I don't see why just because it's an international event that the host country needs to bow down to western values. I'm all for freedom to love but I am not going to go to the middle east to disrespect their values & religions and tell them that everyone should be allowed to love each other. The same reason why you cover your shoulders and knees when you visit temples in Thailand... I mean.. does the west not have any respect for anyone but yourselves? I find it weird that countries that have already been through the shitty developing phase... now look at others developing and be like "damn look at those conditions". Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone yo.
CrudeTruth 77
CrudeTruth 77 Vor 9 Stunden
very well versed in questioning every time. but did anyone reach out to the countries government ,the so called south east Asian countries whose migrants worked here. why did not they try to oppose Kafala system . why there are no jobs in their own country . they can happily stay in their own country and have work, But no you have to question everything. Indians, bengalis,pakistanis,nepalese,sri lankans built this , well did you ever asked their own governments about their issues?? human rights violations in those countries?? their own country recruits?? no but western civilization thinks of when its more than 30degrees we go inside home, in these countries ,normal temperature are more yet those workers need to work to get food at night .. did anyone asked if they did not get it??
Amal Alayan
Amal Alayan Vor 3 Tage
"There is a huge gulf between criticising a country for specific wrongdoings and using disparaging cultural statements and stereotypes that tap into embedded racism." ✍️Opinion by Khaled al-Hroub - Middle East Eye
Cameron Vor Stunde
my question is lots of the reporting is from 2013 - 2019, why is it that media figures like Oliver (as much as i appreciate him) leave it till the night before the competition?
Patricia A
Patricia A Vor 7 Tage
The fact that so many people lost their lives because FIFA officials took bribes is tragic. What sticks in my craw even more is that after the tournament those stadiums will be abandoned like in previous host countries. The wealthy organisers will have profited and the poor will die for nothing.
Lee Viajero
Lee Viajero Vor 6 Tage
Or maybe those stadiums will be converted to housing for foreign slave labour...
Lee Viajero
Lee Viajero Vor 6 Tage
@Mr. Flibble Not even beer, since the Quatar government reneged on last minute promises to allow beer sales in the stadiums...
jediping Vor 7 Tage
@silver & noise This doesn’t make it any better. (I assume you weren’t meaning to, but just in case.)
@Katie Gray i would say thats an hermeneutic argumentation which ends in two groups, which constantly fight. and its just looks at one side of the problem. for many many many people sport gives them a opportunity for stability in their life, it can work as a therapy and even can be the door to a better life. thats also the reason why people invest at all in it. because it has so many positive effects. if one forgets that then nothing will change and thats why we have to change the system and be aware that certain people always will try to use it.
Katie Gray
Katie Gray Vor 7 Tage
@silver & noise I have to be honest the youtube notifications on the website on my browser are making it impossible for me to figure out what you're replying to and see your entire reply and make it super easy for me to reply to the wrong person about the wrong thing so I get the notification you've said other stuff but can't view it somehow. Sorry. Just ignore me.
morbvsclz Vor Tag
As a German football Fan, I can say that I have not watched a single minute of this world cup. I have applauded that one of the Sponsors of our National Team Rewe (major supermarket chain) has decided to immediately end all their Sponsorship rights and cancel their contracts and wish not to be associated with the World Cup, but what annoys me: Why is this only happening now? Nothing about this is new information. Why is our National Team going there at all? Yes, DFB is hating on Infantino, but he is still the only candidate for FIFA President reelection and it's the small 3rd world countries with entirely corrupt officials that will ensure Fifa can never change for the better, as evil always has the funds to buy them. Voting rights need to be by number of active players in a Nation, so not just any Island with less inhabitants than an average Europan Fan club has members, is given equal voting share. DFB as the largest National Football Assocation should push for UEFA leaving FIFA.
white eye
white eye Vor 3 Tage
im german. loving football is literally part of my culture, on top of decent beer and alcoholism. issue is just im also queer and have morals so safe to say im not watching this shitshow. at least our mens team is kinda dogshit rn so im prolly not missing much, the womens team is playing much better
El Diablo
El Diablo Vor 4 Stunden
Had Qatar given that money to its citizens instead of funding this insane project, each individual would have received around 780,000 US dollars.
Its so strange to see the country like this. My grandparents used to live down there as my grandfather worked on an oil rig down there for the company Mærsk. Granted i was like 7 or 8 at the time, so about 20 years ago, but i remember it being fairly pleasant and progressive for an arab country...now? its basically Saudi Arabia light...
Robin Hart
Robin Hart Vor 7 Tage
They didn't smash the camera. Tantholdt (the journalist) stood his ground and they left. He kept reporting. We like him here in Denmark.
Silvia Lollin
Silvia Lollin Vor 20 Stunden
“presumably” he said.
Yajur Kotwal
Yajur Kotwal Vor Tag
Football world cup matches are playing on Blood of inocent labour
Ronan Mc Dermott
Ronan Mc Dermott Vor 3 Tage
Danish media takes no shit. Props to Tantholdt.
السعوديون مخانيث ديايث ولاد زنا
Qatar has allied it self with the killers ( USA, Russia, France, England, Saudis and Iran) of millions of Muslims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Egypt and Libya.
Eden Osman
Eden Osman Vor 3 Tage
Brazil and Denmark in the finale
RL Lengen Neihsial
The fact that nobody cares about how they mistreat the workers once the game starts is horrfying
jagababa Vor 14 Stunden
I love this show, this is perfection! 😂
Harshal Vor Tag
I really wish if at least one of the countries participating in the World Cup would take a moral stand and would've refused to go to Qatar. That would've made a lot more noise and a statement than trying to wear an armband. The entire thing is f**ked up... but like John, I'm watching the matches as it happens once every 4 years.
Jeremías Del Negro
The problem is that even with all this shit exposed 10 years ago, FIFA just did it anyway. Nobody control or limit them, they keep doing whatever they want.
Chris Swanson
Chris Swanson Vor 7 Tage
I love how shocked that one Qatari sport agency leader was when he said "you actually went there?"
Lee Viajero
Lee Viajero Vor 6 Tage
@MrZer093 Surely, there were no canapes and sparkling water? Why would you EVER go there? Don't you understand the unspoken rules? We provide you a 4 star experience, and you give us a 4 star review!
Chris Swanson
Chris Swanson Vor 6 Tage
@MrZer093 it does have that sort of "I wouldn't want to go see it, so why would you?" vibe
MrZer093 Vor 6 Tage
I was under the impression that it was more “wait why would you want to go there? It’s a shithole!” and is in such an elitist bubble in an authoritarian state that he doesn’t even comprehend a journalist doing anything other than a puff piece
Patrick Corcoran
Patrick Corcoran Vor 7 Tage
@Marx Ilagan I assume it was less of a "fired" situation and more of a "driven into the desert, forced to dig their own graves and shot in the back of the head" situation.
Marx Ilagan
Marx Ilagan Vor 7 Tage
How many security got fired that day
imp3r1alx Vor 4 Tage
While it is gloom and miserable.. the fact that the world will still come and watch thus supporting world cup remain un-change.. some will go to the stadium.. and some will watch from their home..
dioxideuniversal Vor 4 Tage
"of course i don't want to answer that" he's honest if nothing else, at least after he gets caught lying out the ass
Lisa King
Lisa King Vor 3 Tage
A follow up on what happens to these stadiums a couple of years later would be interesting
Chiefqueef Vor Tag
Wow this guys face or voice or something really threw me off as I be never seen him before and immediately assumed this would be trash coverage but I was 1000% wrong. He’s great and he’s saying and doing great things. Good job.
Henrik Madsen
Henrik Madsen Vor 7 Tage
I remember telling my teacher back in school that he was getting old and out of touch if he believed that things like racism would still exist when I got to be his age. I am now his age and I owe him an apology.
effing right ✅
Today the most racist people alive are the "anti racist" puritans who divide everyone and everything into race-based categories, hierarchies of oppression, and openly and aggressively discriminate against people who aren't the right color by the new standards.
Ivan Ivanovich Rasputin
@Crossbones Translation: “I’m not even gonna think through what you said and just insinuate that you’re racist because that’s easier”. Sorry if I didn’t break it down to elementary school level for you to be able to comprehend.
Dawnstar Vor 7 Tage
@laliday You really think we only have 1% sociopaths? Tell you what... there is something called a sociopath test. Go to the nearest grocery store and look who brings back the carts. There are some who can´t be bothered to put them correctly in the return area, okay, but all those who just left them where they stopped needing then, that are all Sociopaths in their own rights.
Empty Cradle
Empty Cradle Vor 7 Tage
Hatred has staying power, unfortunatly...
J Girl
J Girl Vor 7 Tage
@Dan Wolf I don't know about all crimes but drug crimes are at the same rate. Yet police choose to go after minorities more and that's where the bulk of incarcerated ppl comes from. It's a racist system
Viktor Timko
Viktor Timko Vor 2 Stunden
A strong head of state being good for organizing something like the Championship actually does not sound crazy at all, it sounds pretty logical. Not nice, but logical indeed.
wolf guy
wolf guy Vor 3 Tage
Small updates: the “improvements” that guy was talking about for worker conditions is bullshit. French tv went there in summer 2022 and found out nothing has changed. As for the “one love armband”, fifa said they’ll issue a yellow card for anyone wearing it so everyone stopped wearing it
Corbin Wesler
It's moments like this when I wish I was a billion. I would have paid all of those workers their $4,000 fees along with twice what they would have made and just flown them home in a heartbeat.
Corbin Wesler
@VantaBlack That is unfortunately true for most of those individuals.
VantaBlack Vor Tag
The thing is, people who have a billion, made that billion by exploiting others ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Pida Adi
Pida Adi Vor 4 Tage
"A cartel-like group of scumbags and assorted criminals who ocassionaly put on soccer matches." This is by far the best FIFA's description I've ever heard of.
Kani Ou
Kani Ou Vor 5 Tage
"A cartel-like group of scumbags and assorted criminals who ocassionaly put on soccer matches." This is by far the best FIFA's description I've ever heard of.
Lissy London
Lissy London Vor 2 Tage
Can we put that on the google and wiki page as the descriptor?
Bosna H
Bosna H Vor 2 Tage
@Spider-ling yeah america is so nice that they cant even fix the potholes in their infrastructure. Holland is the grandfather of america. america only seems the land to live but in reality it really isnt
Christian Dauz
Christian Dauz Vor 3 Tage
Jan 6th, Rampant Mass Shootings, Bail is a Crime Against Humanity, Cars are the main focused of transportation, etc John points out all the horrific parts of the US all the fucking tine retards Swedish cops have never killed a child. US cops kill 200 a year!
GLOW UP Vor 3 Tage
Just like Olympics and super bowls
Qasim Choudhery
Qasim Choudhery Vor 3 Tage
@Spider-ling Irrelevant again. If no country is innocent because they gave a kid a papercut, then America is the most guilty for having killed the kid in the first place. Not only that, America's crimes are ongoing and unlike other countries, it didn't pay reparations. China has not committed Uyghur genocide as your western conspiracy theory states, and in fact not a single dead body has been found from this so called "genocide". So again, claiming that no country is innocent is irrelevant when the USA not only doesn't pay for it's crimes, but it continues to commit them. America is objectively several times more racist as western studies themselves have shown, and women are abused far less in Muslim countries. But it doesn't matter because you still don't seem to understand what I've said many times already. It doesn't matter how good of a life one gets in the USA because it's all based on plunder and genocide of a continent, something that most countries haven't actually done. So yeah, most countries actually ARE innocent, it's just the USA that is guilty.
Andres Diaz
Andres Diaz Vor 2 Tage
I think Qatar's foundations deserve to be respected by LGBT rights deserve to be respected. And that each space deserves its own integrity.
dreamervanroom Vor 22 Stunden
The bribery BEFORE they put the world cup in Quatar was part of the "complete disgrace" since they awarded the location/contract to Quatar. So it's even beigger. And sad, and repelling, and unkind, and there's no rule that counts without enforcement. "Throw the bums out." FIFA that is.
The Atangas
The Atangas Vor 19 Stunden
The worldcup is coming to america next 4 years. I look forward to your segment on police brutality on black people in America. I trust you to do the right thing John Oliver!
Robert O'Riordan
One thing players could have do e was force their FAs to say we will not take part in world Cup, imagine if Germany France Spain Brazil Argentina England all said we will not attend, FIFA would lose so much sponsorship Money they would have to have done something, I truly hope if we learned something from this world Cup is the players have alot of power and can dissuade any organisation into doing this again
Michael Constantine Miranda
Im from the Philippines, and the kafala system has been in place and exploiting a lot of my countrymen since the late 80's. And not only in Qatar but most of the countries in the Arabian Peninsula. I admire John for putting a light on this issue, but I dont think any change will be coming soon.
Nada Sai
Nada Sai Vor 17 Stunden
@Michael Constantine Miranda "they did help rebuild our country" and the wages you get from Middle Eastern countries didn't? Get out of here with your selective outrage. A whole country occupied you, committed genocide and devastated you, yet applying by choice to a foreign country, hating it there, and coming back to your home is worse? Check your biases, my god!
Michelle Vor 4 Tage
@Lian Anima It’s inhumane treatment tho! Learn how to respect yourselves first bc we all know qatarí people or Muslims wouldn’t allow other European or western nations to treat their people like that.
Michelle Vor 4 Tage
@Dr. Braxy Gilkey Cruises so true! Im Mexican but I’ve read on a website about the cruel treatment American soldiers put upon the Filipino people and how they basically killed alot of the Filipinos who refused American rule.
John Smith
John Smith Vor 5 Tage
@Beemo Who will pay for somebody to argue that LEGAL migrants deserve to die? So if there is no payer, then where will be the bots?
Beemo Vor 5 Tage
@John Smith you sound like a bot.
ThaCrypt Vor 2 Tage
I haven't watched a minute of this disgraceful world cup. It is sad, but so is how they treated their workers.
ajdavinci Vor 2 Tage
this is really rich coming from a brit that lives in america remind me again how many people died building the suez canal and im sure the people who build London were having tea breaks.
Nuna Hai
Nuna Hai Vor 2 Tage
Thank you. I turn to this show for its humour. But always leave with information and knowledge. Thank you for raising awareness and bringing to attention important topics.
Abdulmajed Almojalid
Abdulmajed Almojalid Vor 15 Stunden
We, activists in the GCC, have spent years pushing for reforms to improve working conditions. We've made small gains, but continue to push for more. The mistreatment of workers is a valid criticism, and we are the first in line to criticize. However, we're not going to take the west's bullshit, especially when it comes to their desire to change our culture and our values when it comes to social aspects. Your "one love" armband means nothing when you treat Muslims like garbage in your countries. Your "Hand on mouth" protests are empty when you silence our anti-Israel protests or BDS movements calling them "anti-semitic." The US, the UK, Ukraine, and other western countries are responsible for the deaths of tens or hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, displacement of millions of Palestinians, Syrians, Libyans.. We will not take our moral lessons from you. There are some valid criticisms to make against Qatar, but that doesn't mean everything they have done to make this World Cup an example of success is worthless. I salute them for showing the world we can be successful and reach for the stars without having to adopt every single element of Western culture. As we say in Arabic, the caravan keeps going while the dogs bark.
DOOM GUY Vor 15 Stunden
One thing you should know about these liberals, they only care when it suits them. If they cared about your plight they would have done something decades ago.
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