Last week, the app Peeple became a very hot topic. It’s co-creator is from Calgary and was the subject of my column Metro last week. Some of her tweets to me didn’t go over well with people upset about the app, which she described as “Yelp for Peeple.” Our Twitter exchange was shared hundreds if not thousands of times and I heard from media from across the world. It was a bit crazy for me, I can only imagine what it was like for her.
The late night comics had their way with Peeple, but perhaps none more suiting than John Oliver on HBO’s Last Week Tonight. It’s by far my favourite show, so I was pleasantly pleased to see that he had somethings to say about the app, in fact, he cleverly one-upped creators with a special website and app of his own.
Watch the comic brilliance of this segment above!