This five-minute John Oliver piece really annoyed the hell out of me, until I watched it to the end. It’s basically a smug “hey look, these people use unfamiliar hand gestures and some of them have facial tattoos, ha ha ha” piece.
The badness of the piece seemingly craters at the end, when Oliver decides to talk to “normal people” in contrast to the weirdos — and all the “normal people” are white and seem middle or upper class.
But at the end, it turns out that unlike the weirdos, the “normal people” are pretty useless, because they’re unwilling to work to create change. And I think that the extremely narrow band of people considered “normal people” may be a satire of how racist and classist the media’s conception of normality is (although if so, I suspect this aspect went over many viewers’ heads).
Rather than being a clueless “look at all these stupid weirdos” piece, I think this piece is actually making fun of, and subverting, the “stupid weirdos” critique.