The late-night talk show “The Late Late Show With James Corden” has recently received backlash. for promoting anti-Asian semantic feelings. One of the segments in the show is called out for mocking Asian food. and calling it “gross” and “horrific” on live TV shows. Currently, more than 12,000 people have signed the petition to James Corden, who hosts the late-night talk show.
The Late Late Show With James Corden: What’s the whole controversy about?
The Late Late Show With James Corden has a segment ” Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts.” In this segment, the celebrity guests are offered to either answer the host’s question truthfully. Or they have an option to not answer, but instead, eat or drink. the food that is presented to them. The viral clip of the “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” with Jimmy Kimmel is of 2016. In which Kimmel was offered to eat different types of dishes, mainly. which are eaten by a linguistic group of Asian people. Food dishes like Balut, century-old eggs, and chicken feet were. some dishes which are very specific to Asian people. However, Corden and Kimmel went on to call. them “gross” and “horrific” on live TV shows, which has created chaos.
Now, Corden has been accused of spreading hate against the whole Asian community. The talk show also invites guests like Kim Kardashian. Justin Beiber, who has huge fan followings, which is the cause of concern. Recently, with the Corona pandemic ongoing, we have already seen the hate against the Asian community has risen drastically. To be mentioned, there has been a rise up to 149 % in hate crimes against Asian-Americans in the United States, itself. Los Angeles, where “The Late Late Talk Show is recorded has itself had an 80% increase in hate crimes.
Petition for “The Late Late Show with James Corden”
Kim Saira, who is a Tik Tok celebrity made a video calling out ” Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts”. In her viral video, Kim called out this ver segment for disrespecting Asian culture. and making fun of it. To be mentioned, Saira was a fan of the show. Lately, while watching the very episode which starred Kimbell as the guest, she noticed that Balut is very specific to Filipino culture. And it’s one of the dishes which is sentimental to her. Well! making fun of Filipino dishes didn’t go well with the late-night talk-show host. Also, the petition against Corden has been initiated by Saira in the hope to get answers from the late-night talk show or Corden himself.
Later, Kim Saira also shared the Change.org petition against the host. In the petition, it is mentioned either to change the dishes that are currently presented. Or entirely wipe out the whole ” Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” segment from the show. The petition also called out Corden for hosting such a controversial segment on the show and. hence, also demands a “public apology” from the show’s host James Corden. for mocking the sentiments of Asian people. The petition also listed a few amends of the collateral damage done to the Asian community. by donating and helping Asian-owned restaurants and businesses. Recently, more than 12,000 people have signed the petition. However, There has been no response from Corden or his late-night talk show.