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John Oliver beautifully “roasts” alleged pig-lover David Cameron

By Adam Epstein

By now, you may have heard about the new biography that alleges UK prime minister David Cameron inserted a “private part of his anatomy” into the mouth of a dead pig, as part of a hazing ritual while attending Oxford. The claim has not been proven, and for what it’s worth, Cameron has publicly denied that he ever engaged in oral sex with a departed swine.

The allegations might seem almost too easy a target for a John Oliver takedown, but that didn’t stop the British comedian. On his US cable show Last Week Tonight, on Sunday (Sept. 27), Oliver joked endlessly—and hilariously—about the incident.

The alleged incident is disturbingly similar to an episode of the sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror, in which the fictional prime minister of the UK is forced to have sex with a pig, live on television, in order to save a kidnapped princess.

Oliver goes on to make fun of the news media for struggling to describe the alleged incident without being lurid. (Full disclosure: Quartz recently described it as a “dalliance.”) Oliver is right when he says that there’s really no way to do justice to the story’s hilarity without describing it in explicit detail.

“David Cameron received an unenthusiastic ‘blowy’ from one-third of a BLT,” Oliver quipped. “Do you prefer that? You tell me a delicate way to put this.”

Oliver told his viewers to take to Twitter and use a certain hashtag to suggest their own euphemisms for the escapade. These were some of the results:

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