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John Oliver wants you to ignore April Fools' Day

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John Oliver hates April Fools’ Day—and he wants you to feel the same way.

In a web exclusive for Last Week Tonight, Oliver rails against the holiday and encourages his audience to take a pledge not to prank on April 1. “Anyone who claims to be excited for April Fools’ Day is probably a sociopath,” he said. “Because what they’re really saying is, ‘I cannont wait to hurt the people close to me.’”

The pledge itself—which he ordered his in-studio audience to recite—includes a promise not to “post a fake engagement photo on Facebook like some kind of asshole” and a refrain of “Stop being a dick.” Watch below: