Philip Morris Calls John Oliver's Tobacco Takedown 'Embellished in the Spirit of Comedic License'

Norman Weiss

Philip Morris calls John Oliver's tobacco takedown "embellished in the spirit of comedic license"
While Philip Morris admits "the tobacco industry is an easy target for comedians," the tobacco company responded to Oliver's segment by saying: "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is a parody show, known for getting a laugh through exaggeration and presenting partial views in the name of humor. The segment includes many mischaracterizations of our company, including our approach to marketing and regulation, which have been embellished in the spirit of comedic license."

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