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John Oliver imagines a gay-friendly Nintendo multiverse

HBO's Last Week Tonight takes aim at Nintendo, bigotry.

Nintendo was recently under fire when it dismissively brushed aside criticisms that Tomodachi Life doesn't allow same-sex relationships. The Kyoto-based company later apologised for its initial response, but that hasn't stopped comedian and Community co-star John Oliver from envisioning a Nintendo multiverse where iconic characters can pursue gay relationships.

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Upon Nintendo's apology where it stated that it would like to be more inclusive in future titles, Oliver said on his new HBO news show Last Week Tonight, "Yes! Virtual eventual equality! That's the dream!"

"I mean sure, you could use a civil union cheat code, but it's just not the same," he joked. "If you're interested, it's up, up, down, down, B, gay, B, gay, start."