James Corden has said that he intends to revise a controversial segment on his Late Late Show after it was accused of having undertones of anti-Asian racism.
The section of the show which has come under fire is a truth or dare variant entitled ‘Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts’. The section challenges celebrities to either reveal a truth or eat some unknown delicacy, usually being some form of an Asian snack.
The issue was first raised on TikTok after James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel called a boiled fertilised egg, a thousand-year-old egg and pig blood curdle branded “disgusting”. A TikTok account deemed this racist and launched a petition which soon went viral.
The petition states: “In the wake of the constant Asian hate crimes that have continuously been occurring, not only is this segment incredibly culturally offensive and insensitive, but it also encourages anti-Asian racism,” it said.
Adding, “So many Asian Americans are consistently bullied and mocked for their native foods, and this segment amplifies and encourages it.”
In light of the incident, James Corden responded to the matter on Howard Stern’s radio show, explaining, “We heard that story, and the next time we do that bit we absolutely won’t involve or use any of those foods,” he said.
Before adding that any offence caused by labelling a thousand-year-old egg disgusting was purely unintentional, “As you said at the start,” he added, “Our show is a show about joy and light and love, we don’t want to make a show to upset anybody.”