Connecticut city names sewage plant after John Oliver and mayor tells him 'it's full of cr*p like you' after the comedian ridiculed the area in expletive-ridden rant about racial disparities in jury selection

A Connecticut town has named its sewage plant after John Oliver, with officials there telling the comedian 'it's full of cr*p like you'.  
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton announced the move in a video posted on his Facebook page on Saturday that shows him at the plant.
The new name comes after the August 16 episode of HBO´s 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' in which he explored the racial disparities in the jury selection process, citing problems in a few Connecticut towns.   
British born Oliver name checked the Danbury, telling viewers: 'If you are going to forget a town in Connecticut, why not forget Danbury because, and this is true, f*** Danbury.'
But the city's Republican mayor hit back, saying: 'We are going to rename it the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant. Why? Because it's full of cr*p just like you, John.' 
A mocked up green road sign next to him reads: 'John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant.'
Mayor Mark Boughton announced a move to rename Danbury's local sewage treatment plant after John Oliver, pictured, following the comedian's expletive-filled rant about the city
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton stands in front of the Danbury Wastewater Treatment Plant in as he announces a tongue-in-cheek move to rename the facility after John Oliver
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton stands in front of the Danbury Wastewater Treatment Plant in as he announces a tongue-in-cheek move to rename the facility after John Oliver
In the segment, Oliver noted the city's 'charming railway museum' and its 'historic Hearthstone Castle.'
But added: 'I know exactly three things about Danbury.
'USA Today ranked it the second-best city to live in in 2015, it was once the center of the American hat industry and if you´re from there, you have a standing invite to come get a thrashing from John Oliver - children included - (expletive) you.'
It wasn't exactly clear what prompted Oliver to go off on Danbury. A message seeking comment was left for his agent Sunday.

A mocked up green road sign next to the mayor reads: 'John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant'
A mocked up green road sign next to the mayor reads: 'John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant'
Oliver also made fun of Boughton and other American mayors in 2017 over videos they made seeking to attract Amazon's second world headquarters. 
In his video, Boughton asks Alexa where the best place for the facility would be, and Alexa says Danbury.
In Boughton's new video, he also mentions that Amazon has decided to open a distribution facility in Danbury, although it's not the second world headquarters.
'And, oh by the way, thanks for showing that Amazon video,' Boughton says to Oliver at the end of the video. 'We did get Amazon here in Danbury.'
Connecticut city names sewage plant after John Oliver and mayor tells him 'it's full of cr*p like you' after the comedian ridiculed the area in expletive-ridden rant about racial disparities in jury selection Connecticut city names sewage plant after John Oliver and mayor tells him 'it's full of cr*p like you' after the comedian ridiculed the area in expletive-ridden rant about racial disparities in jury selection Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 07:10 Rating: 5

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