John Oliver calls out Marjorie Taylor Greene for 'obvious dog whistle bigotry' in monkeypox comments

In Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Sunday, reporting on the rapidly spreading monkeypox virus, Oliver called out Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for comments she has recently made about the disease, which until now has been prevalent in the LGBTQ community. community is most prevalent.
"Of course, monkeypox is a threat to some people in our population, but we know what causes it, and that's pretty much, um - it's basically a sexually transmitted disease, so it's not a threat to most of the population," said Greene. "And so it's not a global pandemic. It really isn't. And people just have to laugh at it, mock it and dismiss it. So I think it's another scam."
"Okay, of course that's ridiculous," Oliver replied. "If the way to get rid of something terrible was for people to laugh and make fun of it, that woman would clearly not be in Congress, and yet we are all here."
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Oliver also went after Greene for her insistence that monkeypox is exclusively an LGBTQ issue, including a tweet she posted that he took as homophobic dog whistle for conservatives.
"Greene also tweeted, 'If monkeypox is an STD, why do kids get it?', in an act of blatant dog-whistle bigotry, suggesting gays pose a danger to children," Oliver said, "whereas it Clearly an actual danger to children is the QAnon congresswoman who once tweeted, 'The kids in Uvalde needed JR-15s.'”

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