James Corden Is Adjusting His ‘Spill Your Guts’ Segment After Viral Petition
A petition calling for the end of The Late Late Show with James Corden segment “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” is gaining traction and the late show host is responding. During a recent interview with Howard Stern, James Corden said the show segment will be altered to feature different foods after claims of racism were shared online.
The Change.org petition, which has a goal of 50,000 signatures, had 46,000 at the time of publication. In the petition’s description, it calls out the potentially racist, specifically anti-Asian themes the segment may support. “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” is a “truth or dare” sort of game where celebrity guests either have to answer a juicy question or eat an unfamiliar food. Many of those foods, however, are traditional meals in Asian cultures, the petition explained.
“The foods that are presented are meant to be ‘gross,’ as they are supposed to encourage the guest to answer his questions instead,” the description reads: “However, many of the foods that he presents to his guests are actually from different Asian cultures. He’s presented foods such as balut, century-old eggs, and chicken feet, and which are often regularly eaten by Asian people.”
Given the prevalence of anti-Asian racism and violence since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the petition says that the media’s influence is impactful. To Howard Stern, James explained that the calls to end the segment were heard and the show will be adjusted it going forward.
“We heard that story, and the next time we do that bit, we absolutely won’t involve or use any of those foods. Our show is a show about joy and light and love, we don’t want to make a show to upset anybody,” James told Howard. “We completely understand. It’s not for us to determine whether somebody’s upset or hurt about something…all we can do is go, ‘All right, we get it, we won’t do that.'”
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