HBO’s Last Week Tonight host John Oliver made a joke about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy while attempting to snark at a Republican senator with the same name.
On Sunday’s show, comedian John Oliver was reacting to a video message from Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) in which the politician urged people to get the coronavirus vaccine. Sen. Kennedy isn’t a member of the famed Kennedy family of Massachusetts but that didn’t stop the British comedian from cracking his questionable joke.
In his video message, Sen. Kennedy sang a snippet from the Andy Williams song “Born Free” as a way to encourage vaccinations. “I can’t sing very well, but I’m free. Be free. Be cool. Get the vaccine. I did. It works,” he said.
Oliver then retorted: “Okay. That was the worst thing to come out of a Kennedy’s mouth since the back of a Kennedy’s head.