The Briton, who now lives in the States, slammed the publications and declared despite being “p***** off” there was no way the country would be brought to its knees by the terrorist “a********”.
Seven people were killed and at least 48 injured after three terrorists ran over pedestrians on London Bridge before jumping out of the rented ran and continuing their deadly rampage with knives in the nearby Borough Market on Saturday night.
Oliver’s attention was drawn to the New York Times who published a headline saying Britain was a “nation still reeling” after the recent attacks.
Speaking on Sunday night’s Last Week Tonight show, the Briton said: “In no way is Britain under siege!
John Oliver let rip at US media reports the the UK was 'reeling.'
“Is it upset? Yes. Is it p***** off? Oh, you f****** bet it’s p***** off. But to say it’s under siege and its people are reeling is to say that its people are somehow weak enough to be brought to their knees by three monumental a********!”
Oliver then paid tribute to the scores of Britons who did their utmost to continue normal life despite the carnage surrounding them during the tragic incident in the country’s capital.
Paul Armstrong, of Maghull, Merseyside, who was pictured fleeing the scene still holding his pint glass and stories of Richard Angell, 33, who returned the following day to pay his restaurant bill spread across the UK as a show of defiance against the terrorists’ ideology and attempt to cripple our way of life.
Oliver continued: “The British people are never going to let terror change their way of life, if you need proof of this just look at this footage of people being evacuated from the scene.
The comedian said London was 'p*****d off'
“You see this one guy? He refused to leave his pint of beer behind! That is a one man keep walking ‘keep calm and carry on’ poster.
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“But perhaps my favourite reaction from this man who was in a restaurant and witnessed the attacks firsthand.
“He actually went back to that restaurant this morning to try and pay his bill and tip the staff.
“When a reporter asked whether he was worried about his safety this was his incredible response: ‘We’re not going to let these people win, and I keep saying that if me having a gin and tonic with my friends, flirting with handsome men and hanging out with brilliant women is what offends these people so much, I’m going to do it more, not less. Because that’s what makes London so great.’”
Oliver finished his passionate monologue by raising his own gin and tonic in salute, he defiantly concluded: “To you sir I say this: cheers!”
John Oliver saluted the Brits who have continued with their way of life.