John Oliver calls out Fabio for weird Hamas comparison

John Oliver called out Fabio Lanzoni after the actor compared the Nazis to Hamas and claimed that at least the Nazis kept their crimes “somewhat quiet”.

The Zoolander The actor was invited to Fox Business over the weekend, where he discussed the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

During the 10-minute interview, Mr Lanzoni made some particularly wild remarks about Hamas, which invaded Israel on October 7, killing 1,400 people and taking hundreds hostage on the Gaza border.

Speaking about Hamas, the actor told Fox host Neil Cavuto: “These people take so much pleasure in killing, it's the worst — 10,000 times worse than the Nazis.”

He went on to say that Hamas terrorists seem quite happy to publicize how many Jews they have killed. “At least the Nazis, they kind of kept it quiet,” he said.

Last week tonight Host John Oliver called out the actor, known simply as Fabio, for his outlandish comment.

“Keep Fabio,” Mr Oliver said during his Sunday evening show. “Far be it from me to argue with a well-known geopolitical expert and former spokesman of ‘I can't believe it's not butter,' but ‘at least the Nazis kept it somewhat quiet?'”

“The Nazis kept it a lot of things,” Mr. Oliver continued. “They kept it accurate. They kept it blonde. They kept it humorless. And yes, they kept it tight. They were well-crafted pieces of s***, but subtlety wasn't reputedly their calling card, Fabio!'

John Oliver calls out Fabio Lanzoni after actor compares Nazis to Hamas


Elsewhere in the interview, Fabio called President Biden the “weakest president in the history of the United States” and indulged in conspiracy theories about the roots of the conflict, which he claimed he would come up with “if you really did your research. “

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“Israel was making a deal with Saudi Arabia … so they could take all the oil to Europe – and, of course, most of the oil comes from Russia – and to Asia,” Fabio speculated. “Well, of course, who was selling the oil to Asia? Iran. That's why Iran suddenly attacked Israel. That's the real reason.”

He also defended Israel, which retaliated in Gaza after the October 7 attack, which killed at least 13,000 Palestinians.

“Israel is just trying to defend itself,” Fabio said. “If something happened in the United States like it did on October 7, the United States would have nuked the border country,” the actor added.

Human rights groups have called for an urgent ceasefire in the region, with a UN report finding that 70% of those killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza were women and children – despite claims by the IDF that the airstrikes are targeting Hamas militants.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has so far resisted calls for a ceasefire as well as US pressure for a humanitarian ceasefire, saying there will be no temporary ceasefire until all hostages are freed.