John Oliver Rips Pumpkin Spice, Columbus Day In New Videos


Fall is a season known for leaves changing color, Halloween, football, and of course, pumpkin spice everything. Grocery stores are being flooded with pumpkin spice items (like Oreos) and John Oliver has had enough of it.

This weekend the comedian released a short web exclusive rallying against everything pumpkin spice.

Oliver said: “It’s that special time of year where we voluntarily imbibe pumpkin spice lattes. Yes, the coffee that tastes like a candle. And I don’t mean it tastes like a candle smells. Pumpkin spice lattes taste how a candle tastes.”

Here’s the video from Last Week Tonight. 

John Oliver tackles big subjects on his weekly HBO show (he’s recently covered drone strikes, civil forfeiture, and student debt) but he likes to take on smaller topics in his web exclusive. In addition to skewering our obsession with pumpkin spice during the fall season, Oliver also posted a video about Columbus Day.

Oliver seems to agree with most Twitter users when he says: “How is Columbus Day still a thing?”

Are you a fan of John Oliver? Do you agree with his take on Pumpkin Spice and Columbus Day? It’s hard to argue against the popularity of Pumpkin Spice lattes but it looks like many Americans (at least the ones in Seattle) agree that we should stop celebrating Columbus Day.


Dan Evon

Dan Evon was born, raised, and currently lives in Chicago. He is the Editor-In-Chief at Social News Daily. Over the last six years Evon has helped build several web platforms to millions of monthly readers. Dan is an expert is social media platform building and a freelance content consultant specializing in trending, evergreen and news content.

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