John Oliver theorizes that America will be better off once people start hating Anne Hathaway again.
The HBO host mused to a roomful of venerable literary lions at a PEN America gala: “This is a very difficult, spicy time to be alive . . . When will we know that things have settled down? For me, we will know that America is back to its best when America once more misdirects its anger at things that do not deserve its attention . . . We will be OK when America is once more absolutely furious at Anne Hathaway.”
He joked that somehow, “Halfway through the Obama presidency, I was angrier with Anne Hathaway than I was with any other human being. This is really important: She has never done anything wrong. Remember when she hosted the Oscars and she tried really hard? And we resented her. Then she won the Oscar — she seemed genuinely humbled by the experience — and that just made things a lot worse.”
Once when jay-walking in LA, Oliver recalled, he was nearly hit by a car — “it was my fault.” But behind the wheel, “I swear . . . it was Anne Hathaway. She looked at me, waved and smiled, and I distinctly remember thinking, ‘F - - k Anne Hathaway! She is the absolute worst!”
He comically summed up, “Since Trump has been elected, I’ll tell you this, I’ve not found easy to be as angry with Anne Hathaway.”
At the event at the American Museum of Natural History honoring Bob Woodward and Anita Hill were Lupita Nyong’o, Ron Chernow, Robert Caro, Salman Rushdie, Min Jin Lee, Jennifer Egan, Jay McInerney, Candace Bushnell and others.
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