There are two rules that should be followed if you ever find yourself in Philadelphia: 1) don't talk shit about the Eagles, and 2) don't talk shit about the cheesesteak. John Oliver did both of those things last week on an episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight, and now he's in the middle of a beef with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.
During a segment on charter schools, Oliver referenced a number of cases in which Philadelphia school administrators had plead guilty to charges of fraud and obstruction of justice, and played a clip of the state's auditor saying that "Pennsylvania has the worst charter school law in the United States."
"It's not like having the worst 'something' is new for Pennsylvania. This is the state that has the worst football fans, the worst bell, and the worst regional delicacy," Oliver said as a photo of a cheesesteak flashed on screen. "If I wanted Cheese Whiz on my steak sandwich, I'd eat at Kiddie Cafeteria, the restaurant run by six-year-olds."