Watch John Oliver Smackdown Syria’s Dictator Using ‘I’m Too Sexy’

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There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is a brutal dictator who recently won reelection in what can only be described as a rigged vote and who has overseen a deadly three-year crackdown on the popular uprising in his country that has killed 100,000 and displaced millions.

“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver feels powerless in the face of Assad’s iron-fisted rule, so he did the only thing he can reasonably hope to do to at least tweak the Syrian strongman during his Sunday night HBO show: he made fun of Assad’s terrible musical taste.

Click below to see Oliver’s scathingly hilarious takedown of the brutal dictator, courtesy of, what else, bald British one-hit wonders Right Said Fred’s 1991 hit, “I’m Too Sexy.”
(Performance begins at 1:35. Warning: strong language.)

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