​Sarah Silverman Joins John Oliver In Shitting On Pay Day Loans

Yesterday on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took on the multi-billion dollar payday loan industry also known as the art of screwing over financially unstable people. And Oliver got by with a little help of his friend, Sarah Silverman.

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Oliver highlighted some of the more ridiculous aspects of the loan industry from interest rates that can reach 1900% to political involvement and protection of lenders to the lack of regulation to various loopholes that lenders use to avoid attempts at regulation. He then went on to offer his own counter-campaign, complete with a celebrity spokesperson: Sarah Silverman. It's called "Anything Else," and it's what you should do when considering a payday loan. As Silverman says, "...if you're thinking of getting a payday loan, just simply pick up the phone, and then put it down again and do literally anything else."

Her bit comes right at the end of the 16-minute clip, though you should probably watch the whole thing if you're aching for some hair-pulling informed frustration with that morning cup of joe.

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"...if you're thinking of getting a payday loan, just simply pick up the phone, and then put it down again and do literally anything else."

Oh fuck off you rich twats. Try needing just a little bit of money to make your car payment and having to decide between that, your car insurance or a payment ona cc that;s been calling for a month, all working at a job that hasn't given a raise in over a year. Because that was my life and i had to take out several loans from a online company that i know i'm paying a lot on but i didn't feel like i had a lot of choice. I went into it with my eyes and open and i don't blame anyone for the insane interest i'm paying. I Just don't need the fucking 1% looking down on me and thinking because they have a fucking HBO show and were in a goddam Seth McFarland movie they know what's good for me. Both of them can fuck themselves.