John Oliver Roasts MLMs Calls Herbalife

John Oliver Roasts MLMs Calls Herbalife

Interesting segment from John Oliver on why he thinks the MLM industry is bad (to put it nicely) and specifically calls out everyone’s favorite or hated MLM specifically, Herbalife LTD. (NYSE:HLF) – we believe in general although he is entertaining and agree with him on many issues he likes to go for quick laughs so sometimes the show is a bit superficial on some issues. However, at least for this video it is much longer than his regular shows  (although nowhere near Ackman length) and was a special in depth investigation, but that said size does not always matter and we expect the long side likely will (rightfully) find many issues with Oliver’s comments (even if Oliver is overall right – which we are not making a judgement call on since we unlike CNN and InfoWars try to maintain some type of neutrality in reporting).

That said one can only imagine Whitney Tilson’s excitment that one of his heroes did a piece trashing a company he is short (copying it off Ackman) and despises, Tilson probably had a [REDACTED]
See the video below and sorry for all the syntax above.

Published on Nov 7, 2016

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Multilevel marketing companies claim to be legitimate businesses, but some seem awfully…pyramid shaped. John Oliver and Jaime Camil demonstrate how they work.

What do you think of John Oliver MLMs and HLF in particular – comment below


UPDATED: 12:33PM EST see more below from Betting On Zero

Gunpowder & Sky Distribution announced today their plans to release celebrated documentary BETTING ON ZERO next year after revealing a brand new teaser last week. The film, which was featured on this weekend’s episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival to critical acclaim and has continued to create buzz at various festivals throughout the year. BETTING ON ZERO will be released theatrically in early 2017.

The riveting docu-thriller focuses on controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman amidst his crusade to expose global nutritional giant Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history, while Herbalife executives claim Ackman is a market manipulator out to bankrupt them and make a killing off his billion dollar short.

The withering crossfire engulfs working class Latinos seeking justice, middle-Americans forging their financial future, and eventually draws federal regulators into an investigation that will affect the lives of millions around the world.

The story is still currently unfolding in real time as Herbalife’s Chief Executive, Michael O. Johnson, recently announced he will be stepping down from his current position.

“This is a riveting, important story,” said G&S’s Jake Hanly. “It gives a voice to Herbalife’s victims and we’re proud to help amplify that voice.”


Ted Braun (Darfur Now), the director of the film added: “I’m deeply satisfied and inspired to bring BETTING ON ZERO to a global audience with the team that championed unforgettable, cinematic documentaries like Senna and Exit Through the Gift Shop.”

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    i would like to talk to you about an
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    exciting opportunity i just need 30
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    minutes of your time to explain it but
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    it has the potential to transform your
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    life i’m talking about multi-level
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    marketing companies or MLM companies
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    like Mary Kay Rodan + Fields new skin
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  • and way and herbalife they sell
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    different products but generally mm’s
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  • have two main things in common
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    first you don’t see them on store
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    shelves you buy them through
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    distributors like a friends family and
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    co-workers and secondly those
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    distributors are always looking for more
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    people to join them and I have a pretty
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    attractive message why herbalife because
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    you get to be your own boss on extra
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    money work from home raise your own


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  1. Didn’t expose enough about one of the worse out there, Rodan and Fields. I wasted so much time and money and lost friendships with this scam because it seemed legitimate. They act like a socially responsible company but all they do is promote excess and lavish gifts. And there are some people that get those perks based on signing their friends up who just buy products for themselves. Pretty much all of the R&F sales are by other consultants that have been promised all the money and perks that only the few on top actually get. It’s sad because there are many people spending money on those products to be a consultant that can’t really afford them so the people on top can get free vacations and Lexus’s. And it’s the same crap you can buy at the drugstore for a fraction of the cost. Really sad (except for the people ay the top of the pyramid).

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