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Like the snake that eats its own tail, the continual cancellation of personalities from the liberal media may soon claim another victim, as The Late Late Show host James Corden faces heat for a segment on his show that has offended people in the Asian American community over “racially insensitive” content.
A 24-year-old TikTok user named Kim Saira launched a viral campaign against Corden, calling the host out for racially insensitive content from his segment titled “Spill Your Guts.”
The skit involves guests being forced to eat generally unpalatable foods as the main gag. What Saira pointed out was the predominant use of Asian cuisine in the segment, which she considers a pointed attack toward the Asian community, perpetrated by Corden.
James Corden under fire for controversial 'Spill Your Guts' segment as 11K people have signed petition claiming it's racist toward Asian people https://t.co/3uT38ftbkX— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) June 11, 2021
Saira launched the campaign based on the following: “The foods that are presented are meant to be ‘gross,’ as they are supposed to encourage the guest to answer his questions instead. However, many of the foods that he presents to his guests are actually from different Asian cultures. He’s presented foods such as balut, century old eggs and chicken feet, and which are often regularly eaten by Asian people.”
News of the backlash directed at Corden may come as a shock to many who see the late-night host as a darling in the eyes of pop culture. Frequently hired to host award shows and drawing A-List guests to his program, Corden’s mainly milquetoast appeal with audiences comes from his ability to remain inoffensive in his commentary about current social and political news. In other words, he largely sides with the consensus.
The network has yet to release a statement or response from the host regarding the backlash, and whether the “Spill Your Guts” segment will be canceled.
Corden’s first run-in with the cavalcade of cancellation came when the actor played a gay character in a 2020 film and received a Golden Globe nomination for his role, which enraged members of the LGBT community for Corden’s “pretending to be a gay man.”
“James Corden getting nominated as a straight guy playing a gay guy in a critically panned, vampish, stereotypical, borderline offensive portrayal that nearly wrecked the whole musical is proof that there’s no justice,” said an advocate for the efforts to denounce Corden’s nomination.
Comedian Eric Andre has also spoken out against James Corden, expressing blunt, negative insight on the late-night host’s “nice guy” persona. Andre said, “Is that what cancel culture’s devolved to? ‘That guy’s not nice!’ James Corden is f – ked if that’s the only criteria to get called out. James Corden and Lorne Michaels are screwed! They’re trembling in their f–king boots.”
Corden joins television hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen DeGeneres, and a growing list of Hollywood celebrities being called out for inflammatory actions in their past that have contradicted their progressive rhetoric. Ask Ellie Kemper, who most recently was accused of having ties to the KKK based on a ball she attended when she was 19.
Out of all the sins of the past, we still firmly believe that Corden should’ve been canceled for his role in Cats.