- Publish Date
- Friday, 21 February 2020, 1:44PM
No good deed goes unpunished, and John Oliver’s recent attempts to help out struggling video stores have resulted in the comedian having a koala chlamydia treatment ward named after him, thanks to actor Russell Crowe.
Oliver bought a number of items from Russell Crowe’s recent “divorce auction” to help out struggling Alaskan Blockbuster video stores, including paying AU$7,000 for the jockstrap the actor wore in the film Cinderella Man. That item is now on display in the last Blockbuster in Anchorage.
Shortly after the auction, Crowe tweeted that he was inspired by Oliver’s gesture, hoping to put the $79,788 in total that Oliver had paid for various items towards “something special” that honoured Oliver’s “genuine love for Australians and Australia”.
If only we all had friends like Russel Crowe!