John Oliver Slams Disney-Owned Streamer for Censoring 'Last Week Tonight' Jokes About Disney

John Oliver says a Disney-owned streaming platform in India has been censoring out jokes mocking Disney characters in its broadcasts of his HBO late-night show, Last Week Tonight.

Oliver started out Sunday night's episode by explaining that Disney-owned Hotstar, which distributes the series in India, decided to, in his words, "self-censor," and did not upload a recent episode of Last Week Tonight that was critical of Narendra Modi, India's prime minister.

"What's worse is, it's apparently not even the first time they have censored us," Oliver said. "We've discovered that they've been quietly doing it for a while now, but not for the reason that you might expect."

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