- James Corden addressed the criticism he’s received for his show’s “Spill Your Guts” segment while on “The Howard Stern Show.”
- He told Stern that he will still be running the segment, but will change the foods offered.
- Kim Saira, who started a petition to end the segment, was disappointed by Corden’s words and said “no accountability was taken.”
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James Corden, host of “The Late Late Show,” addressed criticism he’s been facing since June 7 about cultural insensitivity on his show.
More than 42,000 people have signed a petition, started by TikTok user Kim Saira, calling for an end to the show’s “Spill Your Guts” segment, during which guests either have to share personal information or eat something Corden has deemed “gross.” As the petition states, multiple foods featured have been items that are considered delicacies in Asian cultures, like thousand-year-old eggs and fish eyes.
On June 16, Corden addressed the criticism of the segment during an appearance on “The Howard Stern Show.”
“We want to make a show that is just full of joy. We don’t want to make a show that upsets anybody,” the TV personality said in the interview.
Corden went on to tell Stern that there are no plans to get rid of the segment, but different foods will be used next time.
“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. “You know, look, in the same way that when we played it with Anna Wintour, we gave her a pizza covered in cheeseburgers.”
But Kim Saira told Insider that Corden’s statement on the subscription-based radio show was disappointing.
“In my opinion, it is an absolute non-apology, and no accountability was taken,” she said.
“In my petition, I have specifically asked for James Corden to publicly apologize on his show,” she continued. “And the reason why I was really specific about that was that I think that it is imperative for his hundreds of thousands of viewers to understand the harm that mocking these foods, rooted in Asian cultures, has on Asian people who still eat them.”
Kim Saira organized a protest on June 24 in front of the CBS studio where “The Late Late Show” is filmed. She told Insider that more than 60 people showed up in support of the cause, which uses the hashtag #CancelSpillYourGuts on Instagram to spread information. The event, she said, was held “in hopes of James Corden and ‘The Late Late Show’ issuing a formal apology.”
“Besides that, I still think he should be donating to Asian organizations as well,” she said. “I’m still looking forward to whether he will address this publicly and apologize on his show.”
Representatives for Corden and “The Late Late Show” did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.