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‘Last Week Tonight’ Host John Oliver Dings Apple TV+ Saying Streamer Is “Where Celebrities

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John Oliver took a jab at Apple TV+ during the latest episode of his HBO show Last Week Tonight.

During a segment about the way Dollar Tree and Dollar General stores are run, Oliver brought up TikTok videos of retail employees complaining about the work conditions, including a staffer who was asked to reopen her store shortly after it had been robbed.

“An armed robbery is a traumatic event people need time to recover from,” Oliver said before delivering the punchline, “It’s not something you can just ignore like a spam call or a broken light bulb or any show on Apple TV.”

Oliver then asked his viewers, “Did you know Octavia Spencer starred as a true crime podcaster on a show called Truth Be Told for three seasons?”

“Of course you didn’t. It’s Apple TV, where celebrities go to hide,” he quipped.

Earlier this year, Spencer announced that Truth Be Told would end after three seasons thanking producers and her co-stars “for your creative vision during this incredible journey.”

Truth Be Told was a legal, crime drama show created by Nichelle Tramble Spellman based on Kathleen Barber’s novel Are You Sleeping. In the series, Spencer plays the role of Poppy Parnell, a podcaster who revisits the case that made her famous in hopes of getting to the truth.

Spencer shared acting credits with Aaron Paul, Lizzy Caplan, Elizabeth Perkins, Michael Beach, Mekhi Phifer, Merle Dandridge, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood, Ron Cephas Jones and Rico E. Anderson, just to name a few.

Apple TV+ is Apple’s subscription streaming service that launched in 2019 with star-studded shows like The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, See starring Jason Momoa, Servant starring Lauren Ambrose, Defending Jacob starring Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery, among many others. One of their most recognized shows has been the comedy Ted Lasso starring Jason Sudeikis.

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