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John Oliver Features Catherine Pugh Scandal on Last Week Tonight

The HBO show host devotes nearly five minutes discussing the Healthy Holly scandal.

By Evan Greenberg | April 8, 2019, 10:05 am

-HBO
The Chatter

John Oliver Features Catherine Pugh Scandal on Last Week Tonight

The HBO show host devotes nearly five minutes discussing the Healthy Holly scandal.

By Evan Greenberg | April 8, 2019, 10:05 am

-HBO

The scandal surrounding Mayor Catherine Pugh and her “Healthy Holly” children’s books gained more national attention last night.

A segment on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver devoted almost five minutes to breaking down the events of the past week surrounding the mayor and money she received from the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) as part of book deals over the past several years.



Oliver poked fun at the content of the books and Pugh’s misspelling of one of her main character’s names. He also lampooned a press conference Pugh gave in which she discussed her idea for a Healthy Holly kids’ clothing line.

Watch the segment below, where Oliver calls the scandal “truly remarkable.” (As a warning, there is some explicit language.)




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