There is a situation regarding the backlash of the disappearance of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, who was a Saudi Arabian national who had been critical of aspects of the country in his reporting.
WWE's relationship with Saudi Arabia was skewered in a segment on "Last Week Tonight" on Sunday.
Despite the unrest, WWE appears to be sticking to its guns.
"In a statement issued on Thursday, WWE said it was monitoring the situation", though it was reported over the weekend that plans were still on for the show.
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Moreover, he alleged that these accusations could be an agenda as they have surfaced a few months before the 2019 elections. However, in her 8 October Tweet , she wrote: "I began this piece with my MJ Akbar story".
While discussing WWE, clips of April's Greatest Royal Rumble were played with Oliver stating that audiences were treated to "wall-to-wall propaganda".
Watch the segment below. The shows are part of a 10-year, multi-million dollar deal between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Koshoggi has been a vocal critic of the current regime under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his father, King Salman, and his disappearance has shocked the world.
"The truth is, MBS is far from the political reformer that he's been presented as". They are, as Oliver notes, used to drum up positive publicity for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The WWE "Crown Jewel" event in Saudi Arabia scheduled next month has come under fire in light of recent headlines regarding Saudi Arabia's leaders being accused of being behind the disappearance and feared murder of a US based journalist critical of Saudi Arabia. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) told WCBS News Radio 820.
"Again, this took place in Turkey, and to the best of our knowledge, Khashoggi is not a United States citizen, is that right?"