John Oliver Reveals Reason He Paid $7000 For Russell Crowe's Leather Jockstrap

John Oliver revealed he had bought the jockstrap on his TV show Last Week Tonight

John Oliver revealed he had bought the jockstrap on his TV show Last Week Tonight Credit Sothebys Australia Getty

With tax day just around the corner, HBO's John Oliver on Sunday night took aim once again at the recent GOP tax overhaul and, in particular, what he called the "long and infuriatingly proud history" of corporate tax avoidance. The collection also includes a hood from "Robin Hood", a vest from "Les Miserables" and director's chairs for Crowe and Denzel Washington.

After airing a clip showing a telephone bidder paying a whopping $7,000 for Crowe's jockstrap, Oliver then insisted, "The bad news is we didn't do it".

"I can think of no more flawless place for them to reside than an Alaskan Blockbuster store", Oliver told the audience.

As has been previously reported, Alaska is home to over 50% of the country's final Blockbuster stores.

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"To the manager of the only remaining Blockbuster in Anchorage, Alaska, all of this s-- is yours", Oliver said.

"I mean, I'm not sure I want a Russell Crowe jockstrap".

He made a call out on the show directed at the Debarr Blockbuster's management, giving them 48 hours to get in touch with Last Week Tonight producers, in order to claim the Crowe merchandise. The internet speculated that the bidder was none other than Oliver himself, fueled by his earlier reference on the show lampooning the unusual nature of the auction, and that item itself. Have a look at the video below, if you're not scrambling to complete your own taxes before they're due on April 17.

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