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Qatar World Cup: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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  • 게시일 2022. 11. 19.
  • John Oliver discusses the Qatar World Cup, the human rights violations happening in the sporting event’s host country, and what perfection really means to David Beckham.
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  • Evan Wingenfeld
    Evan Wingenfeld 9 개월 전 +3482

    I'm impressed that John correctly predicted that England would lose in the quarterfinals. Someone should give him a raise.

    • Kev Weech
      Kev Weech 9 개월 전 +213

      And they lost on a penalty, so he was close on that one

    • Roy
      Roy 9 개월 전 +55

      Omg I was thinking the same, know he heck did he predict that?!😂

    • HelloCDN
      HelloCDN 9 개월 전 +133

      I mean, he’s English, he knows 😅

    • Morpheus
      Morpheus 9 개월 전 +83

      England choking was predictable.

    • Prithviraj Srinivasan
      Prithviraj Srinivasan 9 개월 전 +9

      Ohhhh god I just remembered. He should say this in his next video😂😂

  • ThatOcelot
    ThatOcelot 9 개월 전 +1477

    HBO is legendary for putting whole episodes of Last Week Tonight on KRclip.

    • ShethTora
      ShethTora 9 개월 전 +121

      It’s not the whole episode, it’s the whole of the main topic.
      It’s missing a short bit of unrelated topic that is at the beginning

    • JJJBunney001
      JJJBunney001 9 개월 전 +35

      They used to upload all segments back in the day, other segments, cutaway gags and interviews

    • Myrixica
      Myrixica 9 개월 전 +39

      @JJJBunney001 it also used to not take 1-3 months for territories outside the US to get to watch them too.

    • rtenewsontwo
      rtenewsontwo 9 개월 전 +15

      And without ads 👌🏻

    • Edriss Scofield
      Edriss Scofield 8 개월 전 +4

      @Myrixica This. Please, curb your gratitude

  • NomnomJawsnomnom
    NomnomJawsnomnom 9 개월 전 +1694

    I cant be the only one who laughed at the Fifa representative literally choking on his words when he said "human rights".

    • Fuzzy Traveller
      Fuzzy Traveller 9 개월 전 +6

      You are the only one ☝🏽

    • TheDylls
      TheDylls 9 개월 전 +19

      It's like Rick forgetting the word "human" lmao

    • A Brar
      A Brar 9 개월 전 +18

      Sometimes you don't need a lie detector to catch a liar

    • Julio Ibanez
      Julio Ibanez 9 개월 전 +9

      No bro, the audience laughed too

  • mookymookymooo
    mookymookymooo 9 개월 전 +427

    Update: the media forgot about the human rights abuses and covered the cup enthusiastically

    • Privacy Lover
      Privacy Lover 6 개월 전 +12

      Were they not supposed to tell us the results? They reported about the human rights abuses related to world cup construction while it was happening and then they reported what happened during the world cup. Their job is to report the news, they aren't policymakers

    • M Sachin
      M Sachin 3 개월 전 +15

      @Privacy Lover key word there: *enthusiastically*
      No one is blaming the journalists for covering the actual world cup but mookymooky is pointing out how quickly and without thought the media and everyone else moved away from the slavery issue in Qatar. In literally minutes, people went from outraged to engrossed in football and as long as humanity has that nature, the corrupt officials of FIFA and Qatar will live long uninterrupted lives

    • King Ace
      King Ace 3 개월 전 +1

      Not all media. I get my news from journalists with integrity. But, unfortunately, that's getting harder and harder to find.

    • barthollevoet KBR
      barthollevoet KBR 2 개월 전 +1

      Never mind that. I want to know what happened to La'eeb.

    • Guccifer
      Guccifer 개월 전 +1

      @barthollevoet KBR
      He was sent to the same upstate farm all former sporting mascots go after their event is over.

  • Chris Molyneaux
    Chris Molyneaux 9 개월 전 +2701

    I like how the American audience didn't grasp how hot it is in Qatar until John converted from Celsius to Fahrenheit.

    • Morpheus
      Morpheus 9 개월 전 +201

      In the same way that Celsius people won't grasp Fahrenheit until you convert it for them.

    • JiggyGinJoints
      JiggyGinJoints 9 개월 전 +58

      From science to jibberish how long can you throw a stone

    • Nathan Childress
      Nathan Childress 9 개월 전 +136

      I don’t know the conversion by heart, but I know anything beyond 30 C is hot as fuck. I’m a dumb American, but I try.

    • Felipe Ortiz
      Felipe Ortiz 9 개월 전 +116

      @Morpheus you mean the rest of the world?

  • Sagiv Boniel
    Sagiv Boniel 9 개월 전 +291

    "Cheering on England until they're inevitably knocked out in the quarter-finals on penalties" this aged like a fine wine

    • pepe poops on the far right
      pepe poops on the far right 9 개월 전 +1

      not exactly, they didn't loose on penalties (a penalty shootout) but they did indeed bow out in the quarter finals

    • Sagiv Boniel
      Sagiv Boniel 9 개월 전

      @pepe poops on the far right and they missed a penalty in it

    • Oracle
      Oracle  9 개월 전 +1

      @Sagiv Boniel But they also scored a penalty aswell..

  • Th3Shrike
    Th3Shrike 10 개월 전 +7306

    I know it's a terrible topic, but I laughed way too hard at the audience ahhhhing at the temperature after John converted it to Fahrenheit

    • Rohit R
      Rohit R 10 개월 전 +227

      It's the same reaction to the fact when he said so in his first FIFA video.

    • An Acc
      An Acc 10 개월 전 +65

      They'll laugh hysterically at everything including Teletubbies jokes

    • AvangionQ
      AvangionQ 10 개월 전 +117

      Some will laugh because they'd never even dream of working with temperatures like that.
      Others will laugh because they didn't know how hot 50° Celsius is. Guessing most are both.

    • Kevin Uchiha
      Kevin Uchiha 10 개월 전 +6

      @Rohit R The fifa video from 8 years ago? Did he mention the same fact back then? Even though it hadnt yet happened?

      DAVID LANG 10 개월 전 +10

      125.6*F -- WHATS NOT FKD HERE?

  • Mick
    Mick 9 개월 전 +832

    Say why you want about John, but he was spot on about Englands place in the world cup

    • Jacob Ferrera
      Jacob Ferrera 9 개월 전 +4

      Lol 🤣

    • adad
      adad 9 개월 전 +1

      I am glad FIFA kicked them out!

    • mmjackk
      mmjackk 9 개월 전 +17

      "Say what you want about John"?
      I've never heard anyone say anything bad about John Oliver (well, we know Pierce Morgan, that douc_hebag, doesn't like him, but other than him... and maybe the Royal family and... OK he's not that popular, probably even hated, a good, common base for a Voodoo doll but still...he's quite tolerable).
      You know what, I agree with you. I take it back.

    • PlaceFantasy
      PlaceFantasy 9 개월 전 +12

      I literally ran to the comment section to see if anyone else caught that LMAO

    • Mick
      Mick 9 개월 전 +5

      @mmjackk underrated comment😂

  • A A
    A A 10 개월 전 +461

    Putting pressure on countries like Qatar and UAE (that's Dubai and few other Emirates) actually works. Years ago, as the result of focus on workers rights, UAE enacted a series of reforms. For example, outdoors work had to stop when/if temperatures rose above 42 C (which is already very hot.) Mysteriously, ever since then, the official temperature report in UAE hardly ever goes above 42 C.

    • Sohaim Alshehri
      Sohaim Alshehri 10 개월 전 +31

      This law has been in Saudi Arabia since over 15 years. Don't think that these governments don't care about its people unless west put pressure on them.
      The west who has a very nice history of treating other nations' people.
      I don't know about UAE, but I think they are the same.

    • Sohaim Alshehri
      Sohaim Alshehri 10 개월 전 +7

      @J0KeZ buddy, it's called sarcasm.

    • Caroline Reuter
      Caroline Reuter 10 개월 전 +11

      😂 very mysterious! That's how well these things work, it's impressive. Thanks for sharing

  • Thomas Kozar
    Thomas Kozar 9 개월 전 +87

    massive respect for shining the spotlight where people don't want it shone upon

  • Sean Mac
    Sean Mac 9 개월 전 +772

    I love how John absolutely picked the outcome for England, several weeks ago 😂

    • Morpheus
      Morpheus 9 개월 전 +8

      It was planned.

    • Beena Plumber
      Beena Plumber 9 개월 전 +2

      John is really Q. This was his proof. Let him who hath understanding reckon the *Prophecy of England.*

    • Rxad Heismann
      Rxad Heismann 9 개월 전 +8

      @Beena Plumber Anybody who follows soccer even a little bit could have predicted that one

    • Julian Sandoval
      Julian Sandoval 9 개월 전

      @Rxad Heismann
      I hate to have to agree with you

    • Paul Clissold
      Paul Clissold 9 개월 전 +1

      That was easy the draw matched them up against france. Frances best player wasnt even playing.

  • Kevin Moreira
    Kevin Moreira 9 개월 전 +33

    I used to live in Rio, Brazil and it would hit 50 degrees in the summer some days. The government would send out water trucks to dose the businesses and some people who asked to get sprayed. It was so incredibly hot and humid that if just got out of the shower and dried yourself off. By the time you wrapped the towel and started walking to your room your entire body would be sweaty. (No most people don't have AC, and if they do its just in room of the house to save costs) I can't imagine doing any actual labour in that type of environment without straight up passing out. Reminds me of the old movies of Egyptian slaves working to build temples in the heat while getting whipped. So damn sad

  • NeX
    NeX 10 개월 전 +6408

    The way audience's reaction changed from nothing when hearing 52C to a big *gasp* after knowing 125F was really funny.

    • Canal Ten Thousand
      Canal Ten Thousand 10 개월 전 +584

      When will (US) people start to learn Celsius...

    • carschmn
      carschmn 10 개월 전 +435

      To be fair, most people not from the US have the same reaction to Fahrenheit.

    • Canal Ten Thousand
      Canal Ten Thousand 10 개월 전 +634

      @carschmn Sure, but the difference is that Celcius is used by almost every country in the world. So there are not many reasons to learn Fahrenheit

    • HunterShad
      HunterShad 10 개월 전 +188

      Ah... USians. Screw science, muh freedom units are the best!

    • wyki huks
      wyki huks 10 개월 전 +47


  • Deanna Banman
    Deanna Banman 9 개월 전 +282

    This is why we always need to push against goonies like this. No matter what you do, if they could pay you less they would. This is what it use to be for all workers and slowly we got things like minimum wage and days off. Never stop, they have more to give than we could ever know.
    Edit: And also why we need to be *thankful* to those who came before and sacrificed so we have our own heated homes with all the amenities once only reserved for royalty. We have come far and we must never become complacent ❤️✊🏼

    • Onkel Pappkov
      Onkel Pappkov 9 개월 전 +9

      To think that rights were fought for and paid with blood. And many people want to give them away and go back to servitude for a feeling of safety. Rough.

    • BullWhiz
      BullWhiz 9 개월 전 +7

      Just remember that all great business find a way. You make it easy for them, they get it done. You make it hard for them, they still get it done. Get what you want. They will get what they want.

    • August Landmesser
      August Landmesser 9 개월 전 +4

      Oh that terrible socialism.

    • D64nz
      D64nz 9 개월 전 +2

      Right you are comrade

  • jodie vukmir
    jodie vukmir 10 개월 전 +896

    Loved that guy's face when he said to the reporter.."you have been to the housing area?"

    • Roy
      Roy 9 개월 전 +51

      "shit, we are made, I repeat we are made! Disperse, disperse!"

    • William Young
      William Young 9 개월 전 +18

      How bad are these workers' home countries that they come to Qatar for the hope of a better life and providing for their families? o_O

    • Walter Magni
      Walter Magni 9 개월 전 +60

      ​@William Young they don't want a better life there they want to send money from qatar, same reason there are european workers in america supply and demand, india, bangladesh, and nepal are making constructions but qatar is making even more of them so the competition there is less serious
      Only once they're hired they realize there is basically no pay, they're enslaved, and they have no or limited contact outside

  • green lover
    green lover 5 개월 전 +9

    The face of that official when the journalist told him he's been there and saw everything was priceless.

  • daniel job
    daniel job 9 개월 전 +4

    Australia consistently bids to host the world cup but we keep losing out to other countries. I guess we just cannot match their shady under the table bribes!

  • beep bopp
    beep bopp 개월 전 +1

    Thank you to the LWT team for reporting on this. Im Malayalee and my family has so many people who have worked and dealt with the shittiness of working in countries like UAE, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. It’s appalling and disgusting what my people have done to essentially build there economy, only for their bodies to be collateral for elf wages. It’s a shame, especially bc we’re Muslim, and I find that these nations use their religion to justify slavery and homophobia especially against other Muslims.

  • Vandhuy Martins
    Vandhuy Martins 10 개월 전 +11578

    "A cartel-like group of scumbags and assorted criminals who ocassionaly put on soccer matches." This is by far the best FIFA's description I've ever heard of.

    • Trejo
      Trejo 10 개월 전 +153

      I believe it's assorted criminals, not assaulted.

    • Luke with an N
      Luke with an N 10 개월 전 +71

      @Trejo unfortunately you're correct

    • DutchDreadnaught
      DutchDreadnaught 10 개월 전 +116

      And yet people are fine with it. As long as they get to watch football (or soccer for the USA) they're willing to look past everything FIFA and Quatar do. Making up watever excuse they can that will allow them to watch it and not lose any sleep over it. That i find even more disgusting.

    • Nero Vuk
      Nero Vuk 10 개월 전 +13

      It's a good description for the game as well

  • Eric Boyle
    Eric Boyle 9 개월 전 +139

    Great story. He should do an update given everything that has happened since the tournament started like FIFA bowing to pressure from Qatar on the armbands!

    • Jacob Ferrera
      Jacob Ferrera 9 개월 전 +3

      Even if it was like a small 10 min segment

    • Fantastic Beck
      Fantastic Beck 9 개월 전 +13

      And then there’s the journalist who died there too

    • Eric Boyle
      Eric Boyle 9 개월 전 +9

      @Fantastic Beck Yes he was reporting on the migrant worker issue and was detained and told to take off his rainbow shirt by security. Big voice for soccer/football in the US. Very sad.

    • Naomi
      Naomi 9 개월 전 +15

      Enforcing yellow cards for armbands was a new low, even for them. They are fully participating in the abuse.

  • T Mac
    T Mac 9 개월 전 +143

    John's impression of David Beckham was so good lol

    • Jean Lind
      Jean Lind 9 개월 전 +2

      Not if you can do a real East End accent.

    • T Mac
      T Mac 9 개월 전 +1

      @Jean Lind True but I think he got the smarminess spot on

    • shwetha ram
      shwetha ram 8 개월 전

      John's impression of Sep Blatter was just as good lol

  • Allie Fe
    Allie Fe 9 개월 전 +73

    I always like watching you. Everything has a good and bad side, and you get to the heart of it and don't back down because the topics are difficult. Plus, I still laugh, even though it's a little depressing.

  • Michael Tuffin
    Michael Tuffin 9 개월 전 +6

    Thank you John for highlighting the disgusting way these poor men are treated

  • Tristxn
    Tristxn 9 개월 전 +89

    I usually don’t like late night talk shows but this was brilliant

    • Thinh.N
      Thinh.N 9 개월 전 +9

      Last week tonight is absolutely brilliant compared to other late night shows, and this is coming from an Australian, I’m not even the target audience.

  • Kay The Magician (Kenyan Magician)

    I'm a Kenya who works in Qatar, and John has got it right again. Last week John talked on what happened to us in the past and now the present.... thank you.

    • She‘s Mongolian ASMR
      She‘s Mongolian ASMR 10 개월 전 +369

      Be safe working out there.

    • Z
      Z 10 개월 전 +132

      Oh but you do love the sweet sweet money. If you don’t like it, why don’t you find a job back in your country or your neighbours? Oh wait, conditions are actually worse

    • ThiccboyFinn
      ThiccboyFinn 10 개월 전 +792

      @Z because he doesn’t have his passport or visa because they got taken by the government?

    • Nicolas Gomez
      Nicolas Gomez 10 개월 전 +1097

      @Z ah yes, blame the victims of slave trade

  • Даниела Иванова

    Ever since your first video about FIFA's practices, I've actively stopped following the world cup. The excitement I used to get from it as a kid and young adult, has really soured knowing how shameless of an organization FIFA is.

  • Ask Thatguy
    Ask Thatguy 9 개월 전 +102

    We are so lucky to have a show like yours, who is not afraid to speak the truth. I'm very proud about the freedom of expression which often is taken for granted in the West.

    • fran d
      fran d 9 개월 전 +4


    • Onkel Pappkov
      Onkel Pappkov 9 개월 전

      Cue death threat spam sent to reporters.

    • Red Citadel
      Red Citadel 9 개월 전 +1

      Freedom of expression is so important, it should never be taken for granted

    • K Ate
      K Ate 9 개월 전 +3

      Freedom of speech depends on your race in the west similar to all countries in the world. I mean the amount of articles and interviews I have seen plus experiences I have seen people suffer, for example how the UK reacted to Ukraine and said things like we have to help because they look like us or have light eyes/blond hair or look European. I mean definitely help I'm not disputing that if able you should help where you can, we alll should. However, not due to the way the people look plus what about offering the same help and making just as big of a deal with others from other countries who UK and US have attacked and caused issues for such as Iraq.
      Clearly Qatar like many other countries have the issues. In fact no country is remotely even close to perfect.
      Qatar as shown has major issues with the locals letting their wealth, authority and power get to their heads whilst forgetting their religion that encourages them to be kind and good to all humans.
      The west is not without issues to. I've seen it with my eyes how minorities are bullied and treated, I mean Islamaphobia has been going on for so long it's crazy that it's only now been given a name. Some of the racism and human inequalities are just more tactical in the west because the west has learnt to deflect and be undercover unfortunately. I say unfortunately because I am from the west and it does need to be better along with all the world. Therefore, we can't advise others when we have so many institutionally inhumane, racist, gender, culture, powertrip issues to.

  • PlyrMava
    PlyrMava 9 개월 전 +76

    Couldn't watch the World Cup this time. Watched a game in Brazil, followed Russia, but I can't stop thinking about FIFA and the people who died to build this cash grab scheme.
    Thank you, John

    • landondonovanify
      landondonovanify 9 개월 전 +6

      Too bad it was a great world cup to watch

    • August Dice
      August Dice 8 개월 전 +5

      Good for you! Any view is revenue and if they profit, they continue. Can’t keep watching and say you don’t IN SOME WAY, support what they have done. Personally, I do not love anything enough to support that.

    • Akmal Ibrahim
      Akmal Ibrahim 6 개월 전 +3

      You shouldn't have watched Brazil and Russia either. And when the World Cup comes to the US, you shouldn't watch that one too. They torture innocents over there (a war crime).

  • Scottsfun
    Scottsfun 9 개월 전 +78

    I love John Oliver. He puts a spotlight with humor on many topics but 60 minutes covers and gets respect. Love you John! Keep going You're going to change the world in a small way my friend.

    • Beena Plumber
      Beena Plumber 9 개월 전 +2

      Don't underestimate the respect John and this show get. He's won 2 Peabodys and 26 Primetime Emmys. His audience is huge, and he has the attention of those in power.

  • Ben Kerr
    Ben Kerr 9 개월 전 +35

    Really impressed with real football fans that didn't watch the world cup. I only watch a match or two from the world cup, so easy for me to boycott, but I know full on hardcore football fans that didn't watch, very impressive.

    • blackpanthar90
      blackpanthar90 7 개월 전 +5

      Well it's your loss. The Qatar world cup was voted the best world cup tournament on social media by far by world cup fans

    • Ben Kerr
      Ben Kerr 7 개월 전 +10

      @blackpanthar90 it's a choice ethics vs personal gain. The equation doesn't work out the same for everyone.

    • Ben Kerr
      Ben Kerr 7 개월 전 +4

      @blackpanthar90 it wasn't just the US and UK media I saw it on French and German news. But more to the point reputable independent organizations such as amnesty international were saying the same and it wasn't just the forced labour and conditions that are an issue. Qatar has an appallingly human rights record.
      Like I say the equation doesn't work the same for everyone but the facts are fairly well established.

  • Christine
    Christine 10 개월 전 +1504

    My mom was deployed to Qatar when I was younger, and she used to write home and tell us about how birds would just fall out of the sky dead when they hit these pockets of particularly strong heat. I can't even begin to imagine laboring there.

    • Kyle Stubbs
      Kyle Stubbs 10 개월 전 +4

      Is she still there?

    • David Housman
      David Housman 10 개월 전 +36

      @Kyle Stubbs I believe the US has military bases there, so they were probably a soldier. Also, op used past tense, their mom is not still there.

    • Christine
      Christine 10 개월 전 +60

      @David Housman She was an airman actually (they get hilariously uptight about those things lol, she was in the airforce not army so technically not "soldier"), either a Captain or Major at that point. But yeah to @Kyle Stubbs, this was in like 2003 or 2004

    • Christine
      Christine 10 개월 전 +5

      @Sarafina Summers Damn, well that's one way to test your nerve agent 😅

    • LeCharles07
      LeCharles07 10 개월 전 +4

      @Christine Safer than the Bhopal method.

  • Neil Fleming
    Neil Fleming 2 개월 전 +1

    the whole thing in Qatar with the migrant workers has been going on for decades. I worked in Qatar for 2 years (1998 to 2000). I'm English and we still had to have a sponsor to even get the visas to work in the country, we had to have ID cards (you had to have a medical and there were hundreds of people lined up to go into basically containers fitted with chairs and tables, to give blood, which was taken by completely untrained people). We actually still had to pay the sponsor a monthly fee and visit their offices ever 4 months to show we were still there. In the time I spent there I think we only ever interacted with maybe two or three actual Qatari nationals and of course you always had to bow and scrape to them because of the power they have in the country. We even heard stories of Qatari drivers who had run someone down with their car and were not fined or had any backlash BECAUSE they were Qatari and the person killed was a migrant worker. Many of the workers we did meet were from very poor regions (like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal and Sri Lanka) and they were still making more money than they could at home because they lived in shacks with tin roofs and no air-conditioning and lived mainly off rice. In fact a couple of the Sri Lankans were there because they were on the run from being drafted by the Tamil Tigers.

  • Lars Erik Johansson
    Lars Erik Johansson 5 개월 전 +3

    When I deployed to Qatar most of the workers didn’t speak English but alot of them played chess so I hung out with them a good amount, and it’s so fun making people who can’t understand you laugh.

  • green lover
    green lover 5 개월 전 +2

    Thanks for this episode. We also saw how Qatar supported irans dictatorship and didn't allow anyone to support women and freedom rights in iran. They even wouldn't let anyone wear the woman,life, freedom t-shirt in there. They're the disgrace

  • Larry Terry
    Larry Terry 10 개월 전 +88

    Thank you for exposing this travesty, John. Excellent work by you and your staff.

    • Miguel Sanchez
      Miguel Sanchez 10 개월 전 +2

      We would never have known the obvious thing going on obviously...
      Because this happened overn over before...

  • tedioussugar
    tedioussugar 9 개월 전 +2

    John is thankfully wrong about one thing: under FIFA’s own 2017 rules, Saudi Arabia can’t host the 2030 event. They’re classified as a part of Asia under the divisions, so no World Cup for them. Current front runners to host are either a joint bid from Argentina and Uruguay, a joint Iberian bid from Spain and Portugal, or a solo bid by John’s very own England.

  • AMortalDefiant
    AMortalDefiant 10 개월 전 +6697

    To add some context to the environment those stadium workers had to deal with: I was deployed there as a Navy Corpsman in a USMC unit back in 2014. The Navy/Marines use a system called the WBGT (Wet Bulb Globe Test) index. When it is over 90, all non-essential activity is prohibited as a severe risk of heat stroke, dehydration, etc. This is known as "Black Flag". Over the summer (we arrived in August), it was Black Flag before the sun even rose, and was often into the low 130s. The heat is exacerbated by the extreme humidity (it was often over 90% humidity when we were there), so your sweat doesn't evaporate, which means your body can't cool off naturally, and you have an increased risk of heat injuries. When that man said it felt like it was raining, that's not an exaggeration. As soon as you left an air-conditioned space, your clothes soaked through with sweat in 5-10 minutes. It felt like what I imagine being in an oven would be like.
    Our commanding officer cancelled a lot of our training, includeing MCMAP (Marine Corps Martial Arts Program). We were finishing up a Brown Belt course, and about to start Black Belt, and we were having heat injuries, even training at 5 a.m. to avoid the heat. In my time in the military I've been to CA, NM, AZ, TX, FL, IL, WA, NC, Guantanamo Bay, Japan, and Qatar (and many more places aside from military service). No place on Earth had weather as miserable as Qatar... it's not even close. It's hard to imagine working outside all day in such a hellscape. I feel for all the workers who had to endure that.

    • Robot E7
      Robot E7 10 개월 전 +489

      Thank you for this enlightening albeit terrifying description of the environmental situation in Qatar.

    • Stirling Fletcher
      Stirling Fletcher 10 개월 전 +179

      Bahrain, Oman, UAE, Yemen, SA - was pretty much the same.

    • Wind Roos
      Wind Roos 10 개월 전 +25

      Ty sir...

    • Zero Cool
      Zero Cool 10 개월 전 +47

      I live in Miami, I totally understand.

  • Austin Emms
    Austin Emms 9 개월 전 +44

    Yet again, John proved he’s Nostradamus with that prediction about England losing in the quarterfinals.

    • Joshua Salem
      Joshua Salem 9 개월 전 +2

      Came back to look for this comment

    • Mad5am
      Mad5am 9 개월 전 +2

      It was the most likely outcome to be fair.

    • Edriss Scofield
      Edriss Scofield 8 개월 전 +1

      @Mad5am This, even Quasimodo could've predicted that

  • Alex Fortin
    Alex Fortin 10 개월 전 +38

    At what point do the sponsors get some blame for this? I wish John would put some pressure on them. They had to know these things too. There is no FIFA world cup without the sponsors.

    • Glenny Van Overbeek
      Glenny Van Overbeek 5 개월 전 +4

      They really don't care, people will be buying their product's anyway.
      Heineken said they move away from Russia when the war started, but they didn't they launched 60 other brands and knock-off brands.
      The only way you can get back at this companies is by not buying them.

    • Stephen Wright
      Stephen Wright 2 개월 전

      The opinion of the alcoholic beverage sponsors would have no effect anyway since Muslims are forbidden to drink.

  • rdyornot
    rdyornot 6 개월 전 +1

    The sad thing is FIFA can do what they like because no one holds them accountable. Even John is going to watch anyway. It's like saying I know these shirts are made with child labor in horrible working conditions and I'll publicly denounce it and even do a show exposing it - but i really love the shirts and i'm going to keep buying them. FIFA gets away with what it does because the fans care more about the game than the ethical behavior of it's organizers.

  • Hugh Janus
    Hugh Janus 9 개월 전 +11

    Crazy I used to serve the woman they interviewed at 5:49, Heidi Blake, at the coffee shop in Manhattan I used to work at, presumably while she was researching and writing about Qatar. We talked about her work at Buzzfeed News. Nice to see she’s doing big things

    • Craig McGuinn
      Craig McGuinn 개월 전

      I hope you told Heidi Blake your real name: since I doubt you are Hugh Janus unless you can’t afford to get your name changed

  • Lisa Henry
    Lisa Henry 3 개월 전 +3

    Whenever I get reminded of the world Cup, I think about Josh Witcombe on Taskmaster. "It sounds like we're choosing who's going to hold the next world cup!" when his fellow contestants were offering to pay for 1st place

  • Morpheus
    Morpheus 10 개월 전 +1968

    There are few things in life as satisfying as watching a Brit mocking another Brit's British accent.

    • Camelopardalis
      Camelopardalis 10 개월 전 +32

      David Beckham puts on a fake accent. You can look it up on KRclip. There is at least one video comparing his natural accent with his artificially put on one.

    • kt
      kt 10 개월 전 +38

      Also unsettling to hear “soccer” in a British accent

    • BeaverK
      BeaverK 10 개월 전 +5

      @kt he assimilated well into his host country!

    • BoHoGoJo
      BoHoGoJo 10 개월 전 +30

      @kt It's unsettling to hear soccer in any accent.

    • Prabhat Sourya
      Prabhat Sourya 10 개월 전 +11

      @Camelopardalis Exactly what John Oliver was mocking: The Overly made up British accent.

  • majeed P
    majeed P 9 개월 전 +2

    Something to add is how the Qatari officials dealt with Iranians. They threatend the anti-iranian regime fans that they would be arrested. They didn’t let them bring their human rights flags to the stadiums.

  • Carlos Sayán Wong
    Carlos Sayán Wong 9 개월 전 +30

    Brilliantly described, John. Thank you, Sir. 🙌🏼

  • Asif Rahman Briton
    Asif Rahman Briton  9 개월 전

    I think that this was a great tackling of this topic.
    John did it in a witty way. Whilst the football at Qatar was some of the best, I did indeed watch many games, including the final - that doesn't mean various migrant rights issues should be brushed under the rug. I hope safety reform will happen

  • Paulo011
    Paulo011 9 개월 전 +9

    I still remember when it hit 45 degrees celsius here in Sydney back in 2013. It was so oppressively hot that it was difficult to even move let alone conduct physical work....

  • Flingo
    Flingo 9 개월 전 +27

    I was in Dubai at the airport years ago, and was put on a bus for 30 minutes in 50+ degree heat with my toddler. He People were fainting walking up the stairs to the plane. I can’t imagine the horror these people went through.

  • Samriddhi Sharma
    Samriddhi Sharma 10 개월 전 +3708

    As a Nepali, hearing and seeing dead Nepalese body entering country now and then, hearing the stories of the family members of the deceased people. I am so glad that John Oliver and HBO decided to shed light on this topic.

    • Hassan buali
      Hassan buali 10 개월 전 +32

      Can you name 5 of them? How they died? Any official statement from their government or embassy?

    • yessum15
      yessum15 10 개월 전 +469

      @Hassan buali Do you typically collect the names and beurocratic details of deceased people you don't know personally? That's a morbid hobby.

  • Matthew Johnson
    Matthew Johnson 9 개월 전

    As always thank you for the update sir and keep doing what you do best 👍

  • Sk B
    Sk B 10 개월 전 +94

    Thank you for talking about this.... you never disappoint 👍
    As much as I love football I completely boycotted this one especially as a Nepalese American my heart goes out to the poor migrant workers that died during this inhumane ordeal. This had to be exposed to the western media audience!!!
    Thank you 🙏

    • J0KeZ
      J0KeZ 10 개월 전 +14

      I hope you also boycott any British goods since UK is completely fine with having it's football equipment produced at cow shit prices in bengladesh.

    • Prefers Oxygen
      Prefers Oxygen 10 개월 전 +1

      Why did they go to work in one of the hottest places in the first place?
      Middle east was already known for the lack of worker rights

    • J0KeZ
      J0KeZ 10 개월 전

      @Prefers Oxygen Lawl. Wait till you come to the west.

  • Jeff Gregory
    Jeff Gregory 9 개월 전 +21

    OMG! Just watched this and Jon Oliver was SPOT-ON with England's outcome: eliminated in the quarterfinals on penalties! How hilarious!! Give that guy another Emmy!

    • Oracle
      Oracle  9 개월 전 +1

      What penalties were they then? Considering the game never went to extra time, how is that even possible?

    • Michael Gillman
      Michael Gillman 9 개월 전

      @Oracle It didn't even go to penalties and STILL went out by missing a penalty.
      It's the most England thing to happen for ages.

  • Chris Yacoback
    Chris Yacoback 9 개월 전 +16

    John... very hard hitting... well done, for what it's worth....too bad all the teams, all the players who actually are the real draw don't just form their own, new organization and screw the current shity heads of the FIFA organization. Is that possible

    • Jonathan Villalba
      Jonathan Villalba 9 개월 전 +1

      Next to impossible to say bye bye to all the sweet sponsors

  • toobasaurus23
    toobasaurus23 9 개월 전 +2

    I was one of many Butlers at a 5-Star Island resort for the Prince of Qatar and his entourage in the very early 2000s.
    While I never met the Prince personally, his staff were rude and belittling throughout their stay of one week.
    We essentially needed to work 24-7 as we had much to prepare and organise during the daylight hours, and would need to be on-call for anything in the evening.
    As their home is so hot during the day, the Prince had a very nocturnal timetable. We even had a beach volleyball court set up for his staff and family with lighting, multiple chefs, and the butlers to attend to their needs as they like to operate when it's cool.
    The women where courteous, but so reserved and veiled.under the watchful eyes of the security staff.
    After a few days I was sleep deprived and quite over the rudeness of the security detail.
    They do not care about anyone but themselves.
    They did tip us very handsomely in mid 5-figures each which was ridiculous money. I gave half of it to a few animal care charities, as I felt that it was too much, and that it was a payoff for being treated like a piece of shit for a week.
    When they left in a multi-billion dollar yacht, I was so relieved. Slept for 22-hours straight after.
    To this day, I still can't talk about anything specific I witnessed or experienced during that time. We all had to sign a binding NDA that lasts for 50-years.
    These royals don't mess about.

    • O O
      O O 9 개월 전 +1

      Money man money

  • DJ SuperOET
    DJ SuperOET 9 개월 전

    absolutely brilliant, John Oliver at his very best.

  • RaymondHng
    RaymondHng 9 개월 전 +14

    There were only 22 eligible voters when selecting the 2018 and 2022 World Cup. Five of them were later indicted on corruption charges. The voting was subsequently opened to all 203 members for the 2026 World Cup bid.

  • BullC6
    BullC6 9 개월 전 +6

    Fact that England were actually knocked out in a Quarter Final due to a missed penalty is hilarious.

  • Smileymf
    Smileymf 7 개월 전 +3

    I can't believe more people didn't bring this into the light. I was expecting to see more reports on this as the world cup played out. Sad

  • hearts1874
    hearts1874 9 개월 전 +2

    Qatar getting the World Cup ended up being the complete opposite of sports washing. 10 years ago we'd never heard of Qatar and now we all hate them🤣

  • Brandon Wei
    Brandon Wei 10 개월 전 +1130

    I want an hour of John mocking Beckham.

    • barumbadum
      barumbadum 10 개월 전 +8

      Me too...

    • Fredrick Beondo
      Fredrick Beondo 10 개월 전 +16

      He's another one like Tyson whose voice doesn't match up right with the look 🤣

    • Mariana Rosas
      Mariana Rosas 10 개월 전 +3

      Everybody knows how I would love to see John mocking people.

    • Joseph Watson
      Joseph Watson 10 개월 전 +1

      same with kid rock id watch an hour of john mocking him

    • Davido Fergals
      Davido Fergals 10 개월 전 +2

      John is a nobody compared to Beckham.

  • Cloudy Nine™
    Cloudy Nine™ 7 개월 전 +8

    John's writers nailed this

  • Hades3k
    Hades3k 9 개월 전

    Although I do agree that FIFA is a garbage organization, literally everyone can be blamed. I don't know how first world countries can willingly send their teams or be proud of them when they know of these abuses. It's truly a weird situation when countries will pull their athletes from the Olympics but not from the World Cup

  • Aella Lee
    Aella Lee 9 개월 전

    I am glad they mentioned how too hot weather but construction workers have to keep doing it. I've worked some pretty awful weather and some bad conditions in a first world country.
    Not to mention the state of the camps, the camps I go to aren't great and have drama, and it's nothing like this level.
    Those workers deserved so much better as people, and so much more than bare minimum (that they didn't get) for the beautiful work they did.

  • Abigail Rayne
    Abigail Rayne 9 개월 전 +132


    • Matt
      Matt 9 개월 전 +4


    • Chris Rowsell
      Chris Rowsell 9 개월 전 +5


    • Lan
      Lan 9 개월 전 +3

      Pfft, the worst offender lecture others about Behaviour ? Double Standart in its natura Habitat, not even Whataboutsim can hide the Hypocripsy.

    • Esther Philip
      Esther Philip 8 개월 전 +2

      Not me reading this while shouting in my head

  • M.
    M. 9 개월 전 +2

    His impersonation of David Beckham is hilariously spot on.

  • William Vaux
    William Vaux 10 개월 전 +1607

    When that reporter said "Have you been to the labor camps?" that was such a powerful question.

    • cc 1k
      cc 1k 10 개월 전 +90

      Ended an interview before it could begin, it was so to the point. 🤔

    • Rutvin
      Rutvin 10 개월 전 +105

      I wish he asked it BEFORE revealing he himself had been to the camps.

    • Teresa Stillabower
      Teresa Stillabower 10 개월 전 +109

      The look on that vile man's face. I hope the reporter had a huge security team.

    • Lena S
      Lena S 10 개월 전 +9

      only westrners can expect that guys like that go to labour camps

  • Anna B
    Anna B 9 개월 전 +12

    The NFL is horrific, but FIFA just goes the extra mile.

  • Luke D Lucky
    Luke D Lucky 9 개월 전 +4

    To be fair the 1978 cup was given to Argentina before the coup happened, so it was a democracy when the cup was granted to them. With that being said, the correct thing for FIFA to do would have been to take away the cup from Argentina after the coup happened and grant it to another country. Instead they just continued with business as usual even if they knew of all the human rights violations.

  • Nithesh Rai
    Nithesh Rai 9 개월 전 +1

    Johnny Oliver this was the best world cup I have ever seen.. I don't think 2026 world cup would be this good cause the benchmark is high and Americans can only be hypocritic

  • TehMud
    TehMud 9 개월 전 +14

    How the heck did this man predict EXACTLY what would happen in the World Cup? Bless his soul

    • Jiub Boatman
      Jiub Boatman 9 개월 전 +1

      BEcause of confirmation bias. If what he said hadn't happened you would not have noticed.

    • George Brett
      George Brett 9 개월 전 +1

      @Jiub Boatman that still relies on the fact that he got it right 😂 man said confirmation bias

    • Jiub Boatman
      Jiub Boatman 9 개월 전 +1

      @George Brett Possibly. Let's go with Texas sharpshooter then?

    • John Cooper
      John Cooper 9 개월 전 +3

      England have a long history of going out of tournaments on penalties in either the quarter or semi finals. It's basically seen as an inevitability now.

    • Plucky Bellhop
      Plucky Bellhop 8 개월 전

      @Jiub Boatman No, let's go back to discussing modern slavery, because that's actually relevant.

  • Ned Noah
    Ned Noah 10 개월 전 +1353

    I lived in qatar when I was younger for several years and have witnessed this "slavery" first hand, and it's true. I remember seeing 20-30-40 dudes living in a small dirty trailer outside of construction sites and seeing them working outside in the blistering heat and hearing stories regularly about people dying on the job. It's heartbreaking. I remember feeling so bad for those people it made me cry and decide from a young age I want to change the world and help those people and all people in shitty situations. Treat others the way you'd like to be treated and be the way you'd like others to be.

    • Rex Sceleratorum
      Rex Sceleratorum 10 개월 전 +62

      Being from India, the living conditions are largely known here, but enough people are desperate for the money even if there is a known risk of not getting paid all that is promised.

    • Mohammed Saad
      Mohammed Saad 10 개월 전 +7

      Why is he not talking about China hosting Olympics?

    • [Hashknight Gaming]
      [Hashknight Gaming] 10 개월 전 +1

      This is the way Ned. 🖖🏼

    • OrionsFaith
      OrionsFaith 10 개월 전 +69

      @Mohammed Saad he has several episodes where he talks about China, as far as I know, this is the 1st on Qatar

  • A Shen
    A Shen 9 개월 전 +66

    I swear you guys already discussed this internally but please, please make an episode talking about China's recent "Blank Sheet Movement" :) People should know that happened :)

  • ad a
    ad a 10 개월 전 +5

    The German team had that photo with their hands covering their mouths, a form of protest I believe. If the team was so opposed to whatever, why didn't they take a real step, for example by boycotting the world cup? Nah, they just want to look a certain way but when it comes to real action they just shrug. At the least such a boycott would have saved them the humiliation.

  • Brett Higdon
    Brett Higdon 9 개월 전 +1

    Well… John was half right about England, getting knocked out in the quarterfinals. It wasn’t in PKs, but it was a missed PK that did it.

  • CM M
    CM M 10 개월 전 +62

    John is spot on about FIFA, they are criminals! lol

  • Nomaan Tahir
    Nomaan Tahir 9 개월 전 +2

    We should also discuss all of the US' human rights violations and war crimes (illegal wars, nuclear bombs, supporting Israel in its repeated and sustained UN and Human Rights violations in its illegal occupation of Palestine amongst numerous others), you know since they're part of the hosting nations for 2026.
    It's also important to point out that while the tragic deaths of the workers is immensely sad and regrettable and did happen in Qatar, the construction companies that employed those labourers were mostly American and European.
    If America and Europe really cared about human rights they should made sure their companies treated the workers properly.
    Why didn't these companies and countries take responsibility?
    The argument that oh well we just followed the laws is a bit morally weak. The laws are the minimum guidelines to follow in each country but if you really cared about people and morality why didn't you pay better and treat them better?
    The west does not have a free pass on this.

  • Farzin Amisha
    Farzin Amisha 10 개월 전 +2602

    Hi John,
    I’m a Bangladeshi who moved to Chicago at the age of 14 back in 2014. My connecting flight was in Qatar, and I flew with hundreds of Bangladeshi people who were so excited, filled with hope for a better future for themselves and their families as they were traveling to Qatar for their new job opportunities. My heart hurts to imagine how their hopes were shattered over the years, and to wonder how many of the poor Bangladeshi men and women I traveled with that day have died due to these conditions there.
    Thank you for sharing their stories, and for giving migrant workers from Bangladesh and the rest of the underprivileged countries the voice they never had.

    • TrainerAQ
      TrainerAQ 10 개월 전 +47

      Sounds like when DeSantis lied to a bunch of Venezuelans and sent them to Martha's Vineyard instead of Boston.

    • Pundlik
      Pundlik 10 개월 전 +3

      @TrainerAQ let's go Brandon tho 😂

    • Apprentice
      Apprentice 10 개월 전 +19

      Oh come on, they all knew full well what they would face and still chose to go there. South Asians have been going to the Middle East for work since 1970s. Its has always been like this over there and everyone knows about it. No one cheated them or lied to them.

  • Marc Thibodeau
    Marc Thibodeau 9 개월 전 +26

    You bring a very good point! If Qatar in mid summer is too hot for athletes to play football for 90 minutes with air conditioning on in the stadium. How can it be cold enough for immigrants working in that scorching heat for likely more than 12 hours a day while being under fed and hardly any water available. Hummmmm! That is food for thought.

    • ابراهيم الفقيه
      ابراهيم الفقيه 9 개월 전

      بسيط انا من السعودية
      دائما يعمل العمال من الصباح حتى ترتفع الحرارة ثم يتوقفون ، حتى تخف الحرارة بعد الضهر الساعة 3 يكملون العمل

    • Ant Macina
      Ant Macina 9 개월 전

      @ابراهيم الفقيه it's similar in many Mediterranean countries, but I doubt anyone working on those horrific stadiums got the courtesy of long midday breaks.

    • ابراهيم الفقيه
      ابراهيم الفقيه 9 개월 전

      @Ant Macina
      اتساءل اذا توجد ادلة على ادعاء الغرب ام انه مجرد تشويه لحكومة قطر ؟

  • Wasted Criminals
    Wasted Criminals 9 개월 전 +1

    Y’all keep bluffing about Qatar , but it have made the most historical World Cup of the century, nothing above that everything have been extraordinary and it was one of a kind experience !😍🔥

  • Pimpcat Forthelols
    Pimpcat Forthelols 9 개월 전

    So I live in Australia, that big desert continent with a bit of grass around the outside. Just over 40C is what caused our sky's to go red with bushfire smoke even over our cities. I cannot even understand not dying from heatstroke working at 50C, even with ACs, mandatory breaks and other first world advantages.

  • That Guy
    That Guy 9 개월 전

    I have this forlorn hope that enough of the respective football associations of western democracies get together and leave FIFA and set up an alternative. There will be enough of the bigger leagues and countries to make this happen. Or at least threaten to do it until the warped and corrupt current FIFA changes. Also, I would look forward to a follow up investigation of Qatar in say one year's time to check on all the claims of 'advances' in working conditions of ongoing migrant workers.

  • Blip Machine
    Blip Machine 9 개월 전 +24

    John's prediction about England losing on penalties got torpedoed into orbit, much like Harry Kane's football.

  • Aero
    Aero 10 개월 전 +5910

    "I won't say that Qatar definitely got the World Cup through bribery, but I won't say that they didn't and I will say that they did." God, I love this.

    • CBP&J
      CBP&J 10 개월 전 +144

      That phrasing should be confusing enough to throw off the defamation SLAPP suits! 💀

    • cc 1k
      cc 1k 10 개월 전 +25

      @CBP&J I think it wouldn't be that difficult to prove in court, actually. 😆

    • Notaspy12
      Notaspy12 10 개월 전 +33

      John Should have thrown in an “allegedly” to be safe.

    • Odin Satanas
      Odin Satanas 10 개월 전 +10

      @Notaspy12 haha that's the classic for wiggle room, RLM does that all the time

    • Lorenzo Blum
      Lorenzo Blum 10 개월 전 +36

      World Cup and bribery in the same sentence is redundant.

  • Lolwah Barakat
    Lolwah Barakat 9 개월 전 +4

    I'm an arab immigrant who was born and raised in saudi arabia, and on so many levels i agree with john oliver, but at the same time, i feel conflicted. Qatar, and every other gulf country, are countries that didn't physically exist about 60-70 years ago. they are all fairly new as countries go, and all of them (thanks to oil), have had the financial resources to build and become the countries they are now, but of course that come with neglecting every other aspect that makes a country durable such as an economy based on lasting resources and an educated population and a strong labor force. none of the gulf countries depend on their own nationals for labor, and thats something that many people overlook but is so so important.
    the human rights violations of immigrant labor workers are so horrid and cruel and disgusting, yet you would be surprised at how these countries will find loopholes and excuses or simply lie outright in order to keep those workers working. it's a system that will take not just years, but decades to overcome because you would first have to start with the arab superiority complex that a lot of gulf arabs suffer from; they need to be educated that in order to build your own country, you have to do it by your hands, not be disgusted at the fact that you have to a (example) construction worker, because "why would MY MIGHTY SELF lift bricks and get my hands dirty??!?!".
    its a mentality that needs work and self-awareness to dismantle, and to be honest i dont see it happening anytime soon.
    but, as an arab, i feel proud that for once in our lives an arab country is getting press about a (somewhat) positive event happening with all the world's eyes on it, not the usual war and suffering that gets covered, cuz even we are sick of it. we want to see positive stories about us, and i hate that other people are exploited in order for us to reach that...
    anyways, congrats to Morocco for making to to the round of 8! made all of us arabs proud!!

    • Big Boss
      Big Boss 9 개월 전

      اعوذ بالله من الحسد

  • Lester Guidry
    Lester Guidry 9 개월 전 +9

    It will be interesting to see, as with the Olympics, what happens with all of the stadiums and hotels after the World Cup?!

    • Platz Halter
      Platz Halter 9 개월 전 +4

      They'll rot.
      There's more seats in stadiums that Qatari citizens

  • Tran Ha
    Tran Ha 7 개월 전

    Waiting for Beckham to run out of things he loves in Qatar aged me drastically.

  • Bene W
    Bene W 4 개월 전

    20:58 and it is exactly what happened, most football fans will remeber the 2022 worldcup final as the single best game of football ever played.

  • Karthik Sriram
    Karthik Sriram 9 개월 전 +6

    The trolling beckham part was fucking hilarious 🤣😂 And what would people do for power and money ? Play the world cup in Qatar 😏

  • Michael Constantine Miranda
    Michael Constantine Miranda 10 개월 전 +752

    Im from the Philippines, and the kafala system has been in place and exploiting a lot of my countrymen since the late 80's. And not only in Qatar but most of the countries in the Arabian Peninsula. I admire John for putting a light on this issue, but I dont think any change will be coming soon.

    • Lollo Rosso
      Lollo Rosso 10 개월 전 +36

      Slavery is just too damn convenient and cost effective for the slavers.
      That is why it took the nations of Europe so many centuries to (legally) abolish it.
      I hope for your countrymen‘s sake and for the world that somehow, miraculously a concerted effort is made by the more influential nations in the world to render the kafala system economically non-viable (e.g. by imposing santions).

    • Dr. Braxy Gilkey Cruises
      Dr. Braxy Gilkey Cruises 10 개월 전 +30

      The Philippines has also been routinely taken advantage of by the United States, too. *The USA was founded on genocide and slavery* and the devastation they have committed in the Philippines and other countries should not be ignored.

    • SwaveWorm
      SwaveWorm 10 개월 전 +7

      @Dr. Braxy Gilkey Cruises 🤦‍♂️ 🤦 🤦‍♀️ 😔😔😔🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿🤦🏽🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Nicholas Garcia
    Nicholas Garcia 9 개월 전 +3

    Good for fifa for bringing attention to this. Let's take care of our problems before we judge others and stick our noses in cultures that we don't understand.

  • Ackshay Shukla
    Ackshay Shukla 9 개월 전 +6

    The momentum for stoppage of world cup should have gained before FIFA began in Qatar or while the projects were under due. The news, though better late than never, never helps the people in need when they need it. But this segment would help the host to get another Emmy so that's fine I guess. The workers are still stuck and will die anyway.

  • Tausif Karim
    Tausif Karim 5 개월 전 +1

    The 'ahh' from the audience after oliver converted 52°c to Fahrenheit did it for me 😂😂😂

  • Katia S.
    Katia S. 10 개월 전 +65

    in luxury resorts in maldives some of the workers also work on kafala system with their passports taken away by the agencies. when you go on vacation, ask about work conditions of the gardeners and cleaners

    • Helena Nilsson
      Helena Nilsson 6 개월 전

      Good point, but *who* can you ask to get a reliable answer? I work as a cleaner with fair conditions in a European country and I don't think I would be able to answer honestly if a customer asked me about my workload. It's a customer service job, you have to smile at the customer and reassure them that you just *love* being their servant for the day because your income depends on it. And you sure as fuck can't trust the employer to admit if they're fucking over their workers.

  • Jeff Mooney
    Jeff Mooney 9 개월 전 +5

    as much as bringing attention to this issue is important, he himself is absolutely part of the problem. literally reporting on how awful this is and calling out the country and fifa for being hypocrites and then going on to watch the games himself! smh

  • Daeric
    Daeric 10 개월 전 +474

    I’m a gulf citizen and I am so glad that the western media is shedding light on the abusive Kafala system. Our governments are only reactionary to global pressures and hopefully the events in Qatar can drive our leaders to abolish this exploitation driven system.

    • sumo master
      sumo master 10 개월 전 +3

      I know it used to be a thinkg in KSA, but Qatar as well? and like why do the gov do that? UAE doesn't..so why are Qatar and KSA so hesitant to abolish it?

    • sumo master
      sumo master 10 개월 전 +1

      @Muhammad Mirsab buildings popping up don't necessarily mean the workers had to be under Kafala...I have some friends who got office jobs there and my understanding is there isn't kafala system there...maybe I am wrong

    • Vice.Nor.Virtue
      Vice.Nor.Virtue 10 개월 전

      I'm glad that you're happy to see us putting the Gulf in the spotlight so much. I'm actually starting to feel bad for the good citizens of Qatar, because sadly they're going to have to whether the staining of their countries politics even if they have nothing to do with them.

  • Bobby Quarantino
    Bobby Quarantino 9 개월 전 +8

    This world cup has been the most exciting and unpredictable one I've seen in years ngl

  • Ckom
    Ckom 개월 전

    Okay John, after describing all that horror, enjoy your World Cup!
    It’s good to know you’ll gloss over all of that instead of protesting by not not watching.

  • David Stewart
    David Stewart 9 개월 전 +1

    From CNBC : Qatar received just over 765,000 visitors during the first two weeks of the World Cup, according to an organizers’ report obtained by Reuters, falling short of the country’s expectations for an influx of 1.2 million during the month-long event. (So, not a big success)

  • Austin Ato
    Austin Ato 9 개월 전 +5

    At least his prediction about England was 100% right

  • Goblin
    Goblin 9 개월 전

    Do not watch the world cup, watching is supporting. If people stop thinking "Im just one person it wont make a difference" boycotting would make a real difference for so many people.