"At the very least, Asian American communities deserve an apology and this segment to be taken off the air"
A petition calling for the removal of James Corden’s ‘Spill Your Guts’ segment on The Late Late Show has amassed over 40,000 signatures.
Corden had been accused of perpetuating anti-Asian racism in the segment in which he gives celebrity guests the option of eating “gross” food or answering a personal question.
Kim Kardashian, Gordon Ramsay and Chrissy Teigen have all been guests on the show.
In one 2016 clip, featuring guest Jimmy Kimmel, Corden offers Kimmel a 1000-year-old egg, pig blood curd and balut (duck embryo). Kimmel said the food looked “so terrible.”
The petition calls out Corden’s segment, saying “many of the foods that he presents to his guests are actually from different Asian cultures.”
” 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,” the petition states.
“So many Asian Americans are consistently bullied and mocked for their native foods, and this segment amplifies and encourages it.”
It goes on to state that the petition holds “James Corden and The Late Late Show accountable for their actions, and perpetual harm this segment causes to Asian American communities. At the very least, Asian American communities deserve an apology and this segment to be taken off the air.”
The petition thereby requests the following changes:
- Completely change the food presented on his show to something else, or remove the segment entirely
- A formal apology statement from James on his show, including steps he will be taking to do better in the future
- Funds donated to local Asian American organizations that are working to help Asian-owned restaurants and small businesses
In other news, Billie Eilish has apologized for using a racist anti-Asian slur.