Critics want James Corden to end 'culturally offensive' game
“The Late Late Show” host James Corden is facing backlash for a segment on his TV show that many online are deeming “incredibly culturally offensive.”
The segment, “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts,” is a riff on “truth or dare” that gives celebrity guests the choice between answering an embarrassing question or eating food Corden has deemed unappetizing or inedible.
The problem is that many of the so-called offending dishes are not uncommon in other parts of the world, especially in Asian cuisine.
Foods like balut, a fertilized egg dish that’s a staple of Filipino cuisine, and chicken feet, an item easy to find in Chinese restaurants, were called “terrible” and “really disgusting” in a 2016 segment with Jimmy Kimmel.
“I don’t even really know what that is,” Corden said when presenting Kimmel with the balut.
The long-running game is a popular segment on Corden’s show, enlisting celebrities such as Cher, Kobe Bryant, Kim Kardashian, Harry Styles and Justin Bieber. Chrissy Teigen made an appearance three months ago on the most recent edition of “Spill Your Guts.”
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