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John Oliver Goes on Epic, Profane Rant Over Paris Attackers: 'F-- These Assholes'

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John Oliver from HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

John Oliver tells it like it is.

On Sunday night, the host of Last Week Tonight opened his 30-minute HBO news/comedy show with a rant about the terrorists who killed more than 100 people in Paris on Friday.  

"There are few things we can say for certain, and this is where it helps to be on HBO where those things can be said without restraint," Oliver said.

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Then he got into his "moment of premium cable profanity." 

"As of now, we know this attack was carried out by gigantic fing assholes," Oliver said. "Unconscionable flaming assholes, possibly, possibly working with other fing assholes, definitely working in service of an ideology of pure assholery."

He continued. 

"Second, and this goes almost without saying, f— these assholes. F— them, if I may say, sideways," he said. "And third, it is important to remember that nothing about what these assholes are trying to do is going to work."

Oliver said France is a country of strong people with a wonderful culture and lifestyle. Any efforts to hinder that would be futile. 

"So to the people of France, our thoughts are truly with you," Oliver said. "And I do not doubt there will be more to say on this as events unspool."

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This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter