Abbott’s onion cravings too much for John Oliver



US TV personality John Oliver has been left dumbfounded by images of Australia’s head of office eating, not one, but two raw onions.

Oliver made a name for himself as a shrewd, fast-talking commentator, but videos of Prime Minister Tony Abbott tucking into an onion were met with incredulity.

The footage is from Mr Abbott’s tour of a Tasmanian farm and a subsequent onion-themed appearance at Parliament House, earlier this year.

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Apparently Oliver hadn’t been privy to the PM’s penchant for the pungent vegetable, before an audience member at a recent Australian show brought it to his attention.

During a post-show question and answer with Oliver in Sydney, audience member David Potter asked what the host thought of the onion ordeal.

“He ate an onion like a two-year-old eats an onion, thinking: ‘it’s round and I’ve seen round apples. Is this an apple?’ No. He did not do that,” Oliver said after he was shown the video.

“He ate two, get the f*** out. The skin was on, what’s he doing?

“He needs constant supervision that man.

“It’s not a great advertisement to compulsory voting that man. You get bored and you just see what you can do.”

Mr Abbott has previously been a target of Oliver’s late night talk show.

A 2014 segment on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver ripped in to Mr Abbott’s leadership and has previously referred to him as a “car crash of a human being”.

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