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John Oliver wants you to boycott April Fools' Day

Last Week Tonight's John Oliver wants everyone to abandon April Fools' Day once and for all.

"Anyone who claims to be excited for April Fools' Day is probably a sociopath, because what they're really saying is, 'I cannot wait to hurt the people close to me,'" he said.

April 1 is a popular excuse each year to play pranks and practical jokes on friends and family. But Oliver wants people to swear the day off with his No-Prank Pledge:

I solemnly swear that on this April Fools' Day, I will not post a fake engagement photo on Facebook like some kind of asshole, nor will I perpetuate a celebrity death hoax, because that makes people sad. In fact, I will not play any practical jokes. And if I see someone planning a prank, I will say to them, "Hey, you're being a dick right now. Stop being a dick. Stop being a dick. Seriously, stop being a dick."


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