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Trendy clothes are cheaper than ever. That sounds great for the people who buy them, but it's horrible for the people who make them. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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Tate Van Patten (11 часов назад)
none of the food he showed was cheap...
The K-Critic (12 часов назад)
It's really important to acknowledge the fact that there are such gross workers rights violations, but at the same time, sweatshop labor is an inevitable by-product of a nation developing. The US went through this stage as well with our mistreatment of factory workers. These are jobs that, as odd as it may seem with the low wages, help people move out of poverty and into better opportunities. If anything, the bigger issue is the second-hand clothing industry in developing nations in Africa. Clothes that do not get sold by major companies like Goodwill and Salvation Army get sent to those nations and are bought in bulk, very cheap, by vendors. This market has killed any possible textile industry to develop in those countries. As a result, this has left people poor and in a worse condition than those in a nation like Bangladesh, who has actually seen significant economic development within the past few years with more and more people moving out of absolute poverty. Sweatshops are terrible, but it's also an issue with no clear or easy answer and I wish this was explored more in this piece. If companies, all at once, move their factories back to the US, global economies will unfortunately pay. Not only will millions of people lose jobs that they badly need and are often better alternatives to farming, an industry that is becoming less profitable and more difficult every day, but prices in the US will raise tremendously to compensate for the higher wages and costs associated with running a factory up to code. That isn't to say nothing can be done about sweatshop labor, as the dangerous working conditions and child labor are inexcusable, it's just that we can't wave a magic wand to make it all go away.
Cyclops Was Right (4 дня назад)
I would totes eat those flautas and dumplings. YOLO
hep the great (5 дней назад)
My outfit cost 5 dollars. Thank you thrifting! You are the green, cheap alternative to child labor.
Alex From Target (6 дней назад)
"Eat this wagon of mystery chickens" ~John Oliver 2015
Heraclitus Blacking (7 дней назад)
While what Oliver talks about is important, this show REALLY needs a Marxist analysis.
GeminiStargazer (8 дней назад)
They don’t want actual change, just plausible deniability
Amir Ali Tayyab (9 дней назад)
ILO needs to hold these companies socially accountable via fines and enforcement worldwide.
DerausgewahlteNutzer (9 дней назад)
Im kind of glad this suddenly appeared in my recommendations, 3 years after being uploaded. We should really care more about this
Tritaranin (10 дней назад)
he may only be the 28th richest person in the world, but he's definitely the richest Persson in the world.
FieryWingedAngel (10 дней назад)
I get like 10 new pieces of clothing each year at best
foaly8 (10 дней назад)
Love how he's wearing a plaid shirt too...
Mr. W (10 дней назад)
Alright, so what the solution for us as consumers? Please don't give a snarky remark. Is there a resource that can help people of all income brackets shop more ethically ?
Djuntas (10 дней назад)
It as I said before, clothing is the 2nd best item to sell in our world, only beaten by software. Clothing is cheap labour, cheap materials, huuuge profits. Also rip denmark prices in cloths....Man Europe must be a gold mine for them.
Friedrich Riemann (11 дней назад)
5:53 wtf is he drinking?
richard wilmot Ph.D (11 дней назад)
WALMART Walmart started out in Reynolds, Arkansas in 1962 selling cut rate merchandise (crap that people didn't need)... but Wally Mart knew America needed to spend money as by that time spending money with God emblazoned on it had become a form of prayer. Wally Mart realized he could make money simply by advertising crap as the 'lowest possible price'... which is what he was selling. What brought Walmart to full throttle? Women's panties! Ten for a dollar! And in an environment-- the Bible Belt-- where a woman could still get her face slapped for saying panties in public. Now people could talk about sex by talking about cheap panties! Women had panty modeling parties and men who wore panties went insane. Due to Walmart offering cheap panties to sexually inhibited puritan America it ushered in the sexual revolution, the women's movement and the gay rights movement. WALFART TOOK OUT LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES ON IT'S EMPLOYEES, DIDN'T TELL THEM AND MADE THEMSELVES THE BENEFICIARY... THEN WORKED THEM TO DEATH! Wal-Mart greedy Walton family exposed + underground bunker! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcCfkKziWa8 Alice Walton daughter of Sam Walton founder of Walmart was arrested for driving drunk. She was driving home from her 62nd birthday party in Weatherford, Texas with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit. She said to the cop: "Do U know who I am, Bitch?" The cop didn't know she was the 21rst richest person in the world or the 10th in the USA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcut31g6suE
Jordan (11 дней назад)
Dave and Austin can come at me
Samantha Lin (11 дней назад)
To all the people commenting on solutions for the problem: Help sponsor a scholarship for children in these countries. As a former teacher, I find that people with better education are less prone to accept being exploited.
Fake Stories (11 дней назад)
Am I the only one thing honking that those clothes at the end we’re expensive.
Shai Guyz (12 дней назад)
that cheap ass food looks delicious tbh
eCapter (12 дней назад)
there is no fashion for men, what else should we wear?
Zack Kenyon (12 дней назад)
All of this food seems reasonably priced to me, Costco sells rotisseries for $5 (though they take a loss on it). Is this a New York thing?
mo hanafy (13 дней назад)
Why would anyone deslike this???
erikbarrett85 (13 дней назад)
Hey, Eurasia-ndia......stop fucking FUCKING. You've made enough ppl. Good work! ...... But stop.
Emily Ascepiter (13 дней назад)
Lol that little girl will grow up with a memory of John Oliver screaming "EAT THIS WAGON OF MYSTERY CHICKENS." I'm so jealous!
Onechill Braj (13 дней назад)
is that meat from industrial farming? if it is then that ending bit is pretty ironic...
Average Trailer Trash (13 дней назад)
As a very poor person: Not being able to afford "ethically-sourced" clothing is not a pass for regularly buying fast fashion. If you care about the issue, you'll take care of the clothes you have instead of buying new ones. Use a local seamstress when it's time to replace them (many years later). Also, fast fashion is not weak in construction; we're just less careful with "disposable" items. If you care about your looks and want to mix up your fashion regularly, spend a few minutes daily learning how to make your own clothes & apply that knowledge as desired. The clothes we wear are extremely easy to make (far simpler than what was worn back when everyone made their own). The supplies to do so are cheap (second-hand) and will last for generations to come. No excuses.
Joseph Ko (13 дней назад)
An opinion: the issues presented are definitely a problem, but the way they are presented in this show feels disconnected to reality. Not everyone buying fast fashion is blowing through a new wardrobe several times a year. Many (not all) people cannot afford to buy 100% "ethically-sourced/made/distributed" clothing. I'm guessing if someone had the choice to buy five $10-shirts versus one $50-shirt of "marginally comparable" quality, MOST non-wealthy Americans would opt for the former. Also, I was not feeling the cheap food joke at the end. I'm not even going to get into issues with food (and yes, I know there are many), but am I the only who felt like those food items weren't even that cheap? Once again, a disconnect between reality of many people just trying to get by and an idealistic world where everyone in America can buy $50 t-shirts and organic-non-GMO-locally-sourced $20 meals. Of course, this is just the consumer side I'm talking about in our present economy. I'm not absolving the multi-billion dollar companies from anything. I just think the angle of this show is creeping dangerously close to a moral condescension upon working-class Americans just trying to make a decent living within their means.
PennyAfNorberg (13 дней назад)
For some reason most clothes sold seems to be for woman.
Louis MacLeod (13 дней назад)
New, men's clothes are NOT cheap to me. I, (like many poor people in the US) shop at thrift stores....and I'm still not impressed with the cheapness. thrift stores actually destroy many donations and only put the most profitable items on the sales floor. Also every year there are less thrift stores and flea markets in S.E. Virginia. Maybe you should inform people about that next, Jon/ Posh Oliver Twist?
i/ Mentana (13 дней назад)
In response to the point brought up about 'if we all remove sweatshops, their economy crashes' is this: sweatshops are not the savior, by any means, to an already impoverished economy. There have already been numerous studies and investigative reports that conclude many workers are not happy about these jobs, or are actively trying to get out of them. Without them, most of these people would be farmers, and because of the price-corrupting of their own agriculture, they are left not making enough there. But at least they don't go hungry. Many of these workers, believe it or not, are actively recruited, enslaved, indebted, etc. with promises of abundant wages, and then ensnared in horrible 12-14 hr work hours. For extra reading, try these links. https://asiafoundation.org/2017/09/20/forced-labor-child-trafficking-indias-garment-sector/, http://time.com/4374377/slavery-developed-developing-world-index-slave-labor/, http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-human-cost-of-stuff/breaking-free-from-an-american-sweatshop. There are more reports. Much more.
Panopticon (13 дней назад)
They could have mentioned some companies like Armes Angels etc. who are actually in control of their supply chain. Just spend more money and get your cloth there, its also a consumers decision.
PixieAntix (14 дней назад)
Surprised he didn't mention primark
Faisal Shaik (14 дней назад)
for those men in their 20s https://www.xoutfits.com/
LodanSD (14 дней назад)
I've seen Chickens for $3.99 each before, Obviously they could have gotten a much better deal if they went to Costco!
Floxxoror (14 дней назад)
7:30 a british newspaper visited an indian sweatshop??? why does the video show that german television did it?
Devon Nobles (14 дней назад)
Wait,...was that a child laborer at the end?
Lajavi Krelac (14 дней назад)
bravo sir, bravo.........
mhalsari (15 дней назад)
I’d actually eat that food
GorillaGuerilla (15 дней назад)
Who's watching this naked??? 😜👍
The Fennec Fox (15 дней назад)
Ha I'm European so...
aluisious (15 дней назад)
3:36 "obviously the big trend is skinny jeans." Uh no, not obviously. I thought your fat model just put on regular jeans.
aluisious (15 дней назад)
Uh, 64 items? I think I buy 1 pair of pants and 3 shirts a year on average. And by average, I mean I buy 4 pairs of pants, and 4 years later, I buy 4 pairs of pants. What the hell are people doing with all these clothes?
89qwyg9yqa34t (15 дней назад)
Dear 2015: I'm pretty sure that nothing has changed, but I don't care enough to check. Sincerely, 2018.
Zachary Biehler (15 дней назад)
Who names a girl Eliot... worlds going to shit
Melissa González (15 дней назад)
Make Fb,tweeter,ig,snap to make this generation aware.
Pengochan (15 дней назад)
All will be so happy, when clothing finally comes out of fully automized factories where even the robots are repaired by other robots.
Venkat S (16 дней назад)
wait, zara is low cost?!
Nicknoltiiiiiii (16 дней назад)
„Go f**k yourself“! How unfunny in every bit. :(
Abdul Malak (16 дней назад)
Why the fuck would you make fun of people who can't afford expensive clothing or food! Growing up, all we could afford were the rotisserie chicken with a home made salad and plain rice side.
bacaca23 (16 дней назад)
Isn't this mostly the fault of their own people?
Libertine Loba X (16 дней назад)
Kate Spade probably couldn't take the guilt anymore.
Mi M (17 дней назад)
You call Zara cheap 😂😂
Ishtiaqe Hanif (17 дней назад)
I'm a Bangladeshi. I say people should stop ordering from my country. It's not gonna make us poor, it'll only make the greedy factory owners less fatty.
Elizabeth Dunbar (17 дней назад)
Gee. I wonder why cheap clothing would continue to be incredibly popular in a country where wage inequality is still an enormous issue, the current administration is 100% vested in keeping the rich that way and under-educating and maintaining the socioeconomic status of everyone beneath, and (depending on where you live) you can work two full time jobs and barely make rent? Administration comment only applies post creation of this video, but seriously.... a not insignificant per cent of the people who buy these clothes do so because it is the cheapest option. While they aren't working in a sweatshop at 14, they aren't exactly living the grand life, they're doing what they can to keep themselves and their kids clothed. When do we get a LastWeekTonight about the foodservice industry? Even if you're making food for the 1% you're making minimum wage or barely above. Telling the people who can afford to buy other clothing what dicks they're being isn't going to solve the problem.
jim (17 дней назад)
"...aspirational poster for fire safety." ...lol
Cheburushka (17 дней назад)
15:54 why is he reading from a card, he can usually remember 20 min long monolog no problem
William Winberg (17 дней назад)
No one ever said anything about closing down the sweatshops. The message was that Americans will cause mass suffering abroad just to save a few bucks and we should stop that..
James Gui (17 дней назад)
meh, costco rotisserie chickens are 4.99 each. i would definitely eat those.
Viola Rose (17 дней назад)
Well, at least if the factories moved back to this side of the border and paid union rates to their unskilled workers people would be able to afford to buy the clothes they were producing. Though what would the sweatshop workers do?
Jo Mo (17 дней назад)
Stewert wouldve killed that
Jo Mo (17 дней назад)
As you adv for them.._._. Major disappointment
Jo Mo (17 дней назад)
shadowhead masked bandit (17 дней назад)
The price of life. Smh.
awsomeabacus (17 дней назад)
"Wagon of mystery chickens" is now my new favourite phrase.
DutchM (18 дней назад)
15:57 none of those seem worryingly cheap...?
Cayde Omolon (18 дней назад)
RIP Kathlee lee
hefeelslikeivan (18 дней назад)
The "Kouuh-latt". Aïe Aïe Aïe.
Lee Christopher (19 дней назад)
As someone who wears a white T-shirt every single day, that first joke kills lmao
Steven Siefer (19 дней назад)
A shame you did't pick up the environment problems with that
Steven Siefer (19 дней назад)
One of the sadest and at the same time episodes ever
Vinson (19 дней назад)
John rocks it! Best writing team hands down.. and appreciate your 'hand-me-downs' folks.
stephanie santos (19 дней назад)
wow this doesn't even touch on how horrible this is for the environment. donate your clothes rather than throw it away and buy from a local or online thrift store! also cheap but doesn't increase the demand from sweat shops.
stephanie santos (19 дней назад)
hey! there's an app called depop you can buy vintage/worn clothes on! you could also sell your own clothes. having less clothes really helps youbuy less.
Maryam Mohammad (20 дней назад)
The young children working in those factories depend on those jobs to feed themselves and their families. It's a whole other issue, taking the jobs from them might result in their possible death from starvation it's so dreadful! These companies use these poor souls to their advantage because they get to keep the labor cheap and nobody complains. Ughhh I've been ordering clothes made in Turkey recently and I feel really good about myself because Turkey is a flourishing country and child labor should be nearly extinct there.
Martha Doorman (20 дней назад)
I see nothing wrong with child labour. Kids should learn the value of hard work as young as possible :)
Skibkhan Realest (21 день назад)
Lol, im from Bangladesh. This aint even half truth.. kids n labor are treated worse
Juan Contreras (21 день назад)
What about the accountability of the countries hosting these sweat shops?
Autumn (24 дня назад)
Alternative: thrift shopping :D
bujdasz27 (24 дня назад)
What the fuck is a Kathy Lee Giffords?
Rae (25 дней назад)
On average 64 articles of clothing annually? I cannot believe that. I buy a cheap dress every few months, and even then it feels like a chore.
Sarah Herriott (25 дней назад)
I only wear $10 bills
Alec (26 дней назад)
4:20 The first time I've ever noticed "mansplaining" without having it womansplained it to me.
Laylla's Locker (27 дней назад)
Bloody hell. America will destroy this world if they continue like this.
Jade Damboise Rail (27 дней назад)
Planning on making a quick video about fast fashion and the pros of second-hand shopping.
Dylan P (1 месяц назад)
this really helped me with an essay, great vid
miguel serrano (1 месяц назад)
pickled in chardenay 😂😂😂😂😂
P G (1 месяц назад)
Honestly John, $0.74 per dumpling isn't that bad... I used to get 4 for a $1.00 by Columbus park
7620313 (1 месяц назад)
Dave is hot. I would eat it if it was rubbed with his balls
Jonni0608 (1 месяц назад)
Because obviously Walmart certainly doesn't have the means financial or human to send a handful of people to audit their supply chain. No way
冬Winter (1 месяц назад)
I'm heavily influenced by korean fashion, so I order most of my stuff off of asian sites, and just pick it up when I visit family in asia, so I'm pretty sure I don't own any American made clothing
Jonni0608 (1 месяц назад)
冬Winter you wouldn't own American-made clothing even of you bought your clothes in the US. Just saying.
Robert Barnabi (1 месяц назад)
1.75 each for flautas is probably fine, i'll eat it.
Do My Nails (1 месяц назад)
We don't have to go to overseas wholesalers when we have ADULT slaves right here in America. We call them prisoners and jailbirds.
Isaic Levinstein (1 месяц назад)
So your telling me that the luxury of throwing out piles of cheap clothes that I only wear once comes at a cost to human life? SHOCKING!
Jeff kaitz (1 месяц назад)
Suck Mydick (1 месяц назад)
64 per person I haven't gotten new clothes in 3 years
GenerationX Boomer (1 месяц назад)
I watch Election night Media reactions twice a month to watch you all, go from chilling champagne at 5pm then, your Socialist tears & sobbing shock at 11pm.. as Obama voters in OH, MI, WI & Penn elected Trump cuz you all bitch slapped those Dems all year ...YOUR arrogance elected a MAN to replace a stuttering CHILD..whos 8 yrs fades away daily..THANK YOU smug fools!
xxCrazyIzzyxx (1 месяц назад)
Dress that's 24 dollars looking like something someone's grandmother started to knit and forgot to stop. No wonder it's 24 dollars.
Tzvi Krasner (1 месяц назад)
I love how the bar bouncer is the Human Suplex Machine.
Dan von Rhynern (1 месяц назад)
4:13 Waited for them to acknowledge that this is a commonly discussed topic. Still a great thing to make an episode on it.

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