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John Oliver's Gary Oldman advice: 'Ignore whatever he said'

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John Oliver on Gary Oldman: "I would ignore whatever he said."

It's been a week for hosts hosting other hosts. "Real Time" host Bill Maher was on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" on Monday and Tuesday, "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver dropped by Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live." And during the call-in segment of the show, a caller wanted to know how Oliver felt about Gary Oldman's comments about Stewart in a recent Playboy interview.

Oldman recently found himself in the middle of a media controversy when Playboy published comments in which he railed against "political correctness" which caused Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin to get in trouble when they made anti-Semitic and anti-gay comments. But the "Watch What Happens Live" caller focused specifically on Oldman's frustration that comedians such as Bill Maher and Jon Stewart could get away with saying things other people couldn't.

Though Oliver was unfamiliar with the Oldman controversy, Cohen gave him a brief appraisal of the situation. Which was all Oliver needed to offer his assessment: "You're inclined to listen to Gary Oldman in Playboy? That's a man with authority in an august publication."

Oliver continued, "I would ignore whatever he said. I don't know what he said, but it's probably safest to ignore it."

Meanwhile, Oldman penned an open letter of apology to the Anti-Defamation League in which he said he was "deeply remorseful" over the comments made in the interview.

You can watch video of Oliver's appearance here.

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