After recent criticism that it mocked Asian food
by calling some dishes "really disgusting" and "horrific," James Corden
said he plans to change his late-night show's controversial segment "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts."
“We heard that story, and the next time we do that bit, we absolutely will not involve or use any of those foods,” Corden, 42, told Howard Stern
on June 16. “Our show is about joy, light, and love, and we don’t want to make a show that upsets anybody.”
@kimssaira ok but this is actual Asian food and you're going on live television
it is. that's cringe - Kim Saira
Although Corden's show has used the recurring bit for years — in which a celebrity
is forced to answer a very personal question or eat a "gross" food — a viral TikTok
video pointed out that some of the foods in a recent segment with Jimmy Kimmel
featured Asian food, such as balut.
Balut is a fertilized duck egg that is popular in the Philippines
The segment was labeled "racist
af" by Kim Saira, who created the TikTok.
Saira's TikTok video received over 2.8 million views on the social media
platform, prompting her to create a petition on Change.org, in which she describes the segment as "incredibly culturally offensive and insensitive" and says it "encourages anti-Asian racism
She also mentions other foods mentioned in the segment, such as "century old eggs and chicken feet, both of which are commonly consumed by Asians."
“We are holding James Corden and The Late Late Show
accountable for their actions, and the ongoing harm this segment causes to Asian American
communities; at the very least, Asian American communities deserve an apology
, and this segment should be removed from the air,” the petition states
There are currently over 45,000 signatures on the petition.