James Corden to change to ‘Spill Your Guts’ segment on ‘The Late Late Show’ amid backlash
Written by laserteam on June 29, 2021
For several years viewers have called out the CBS late-night host for the bit — in which celebrities must answer personal questions or eat “disgusting foods,” per the show’s own description. The criticism is that traditionally Asian foods are being mocked, and it’s offensive. A Change.org petition started by Kim Saira three weeks ago blew up the issue, leading Corden to address the controversy and promise change. However, Saira is “really disappointed” in how Corden addressed the issue, citing his lack of an apology.
“We heard [about the backlash] and the next time we do that bit we absolutely won’t use any of those foods,” the British TV personality said on The Howard Stern Show. “Our show is a show about joy and light and love. We don’t want to make a show that will upset anybody.”
Of the criticism, he said, “We completely understand.” And while, “I don’t know when we’re going to do that bit again,” he said, “When we do we absolutely won’t use any foods [that offend].”
He added, “It’s not for us to determine [why] somebody’s upset or hurt about something. That’s not for us to decide. All we can do is go: Alright, we get it. We hear you. We won’t do that.”