A seemingly innocuous video of ‘Last Week Tonight’ host John Oliver having concerns about Meghan Markle marrying into the Royal Family has resurfaced online and, well, now it hits wayyy different.
In the clip, taken from a 2018 episode of ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ shortly before Meghan and Harry’s wedding, Oliver cautions her over what she could possibly be getting into.
“I would not blame her if she pulled out of this at the last minute,” Oliver said.
“I don’t think you need to have just seen the pilot episode of The Crown to get a basic sense of she might be marrying into a family that could cause her some emotional complications.”
Colbert countered that not only was The Crown a dramatised version of the Royal Family, surely this generation was different, that they were “nice people, right?”
Oliver, who himself is a Brit who married an American woman, answered “yeahhh” before continuing, “I mean, they’re an emotionally stunted group of fundamentally flawed people doing a very silly pseudo job. That’s what she’s marrying into. So, I hope she likes it. It’s going to be weird for her.”
After Monday night’s interview with Oprah, his comments seem almost Nostradamus-level.
— Mara Webster (@Mara_Webster) March 8, 2021