James Corden accused of encouraging anti-Asian racism with ‘culturally offensive’ Late Late Show segment
James Corden has been accused of encouraging hatred towards Asian people by “continuously mocking” the continent’s food on his talk show.
On The Late Late Show, Corden plays a recurring segment called “Spill Your Guts” in which his celebrity guests are given the option of eating “gross” foods or answering a personal question.
The game has been played with stars such as Kim Kardashian, Gordon Ramsay and Chrissy Teigen.
Earlier this week, the segment was criticised by TikTok user Kim Saira, who made a video showing Corden’s guests being presented with a 1000-year-old egg – which the presenter said he “didn’t even know was possible” – pig blood curd and balut (a duck embryo).
“Um this TV segment is racist af,” Saira wrote. “This is Asian food. Balut is a Filipino food.”
Corden’s guest Jimmy Kimmel could be heard saying that the food all looked “so terrible”, with Saira writing: “They’re calling Asian food disgusting on live TV. Huh. This is literally racist. This is so disrespectful WTF.”
After the clip was liked more than 500,000 times on TikTok, Saira …
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