Jon Stewart is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on June 17, 2019.

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said comedian Jon Stewart An apple asked him not to interview FTC Chair Lina Hahn on a podcast while he was hosting his Apple TV+ show, The Trouble with Jon Stewart.

His TV show ran for two seasons before ending abruptly in October.

“I have to tell you, I wanted to put you on a podcast and Apple asked us not to in order to have you,” Stewart told Cannes during Monday’s episode of “The Daily Show.” “They literally said, ‘Please don’t talk to her.’

Stewart asked Hahn why the company might be “afraid” to have certain conversations publicly. Khan said it “shows one of the dangers of what happens when you concentrate so much power and so much decision-making in a small number of companies”.

Stewart’s comments came nearly two weeks after the Justice Department sued Apple in a landmark antitrust case. The DOJ alleges that Apple’s iPhone ecosystem is a monopoly and that its anticompetitive practices extend to the Apple Watch, advertising, browser, FaceTime and news businesses.

The FTC under Khan has taken similar actions against other major tech companies. The Justice Department’s antitrust division and the Federal Trade Commission have filed lawsuits against Google’s parent Alphabet. FTC Sues Amazon and Meta.

In February, Stewart returned to his old role as host of “The Daily Show,” but only on Mondays.

The comedian is reportedly at odds with Apple executives over his approach to guests and topics on his show, including topics such as artificial intelligence and China, according to New York Times.

Apple did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.