“Think about the environmental activists and corporate America, they weren’t there. I mean this, for the activists, this is an Erin Brockovich moment. I mean there was a blockbuster Oscar-winning movie written about something like this,” Campos-Duffy said to Watters.
Watters responded, “Erin Brockovich is actually in East Palestine tonight right now.”
But Campos-Duffy wasn’t satisfied with the environmental activist just being there.
“She is, she is but where is Julia Roberts?” Campos Duffy asked.
Oliver blasted Campos-Duffy for her question saying, “What are you talking about? You realize Julia Roberts is an actor right? She was pretending, she’s not actually Erin Brockovich.”
\u201cOn Last Week Tonight, John Oliver showed the ridiculous coverage of East Palestine, Ohio from the far-right.\n\nThe way they attacked Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and *checks notes* Julia Roberts is so ridiculous.\u201d
— Brad Bo \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Brad Bo \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8)
Roberts played Brockovich in the 2000 film
which highlighted the environmental activists' work to bring justice to the residents of Hinkley, California after their groundwater was contaminated.
Oliver mocked Campos-Duffy by referencing some of Roberts’ other films.
“Also, I can’t believe I’m the one that has to break this to you, she didn’t actually ruin her best friend’s wedding (
My Best Friend's Wedding)
, she’s not a sex worker (
, and she did not die in a small Louisana town in 1989 (
,” Oliver said.
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