James Corden catches heat from more than 1
0,000 critics who say his popular ‘Play Your Guts’ segment is racist towards Asians … and he faces pressure to withdraw the game.
Here’s the deal … ‘Play Your Guts’ is the recurring bit on Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’, where he presents celeb guests with grub he describes as ‘awful’ or ‘rough’ – but the menu items are almost always from Asian cultures … according to people who demand that James kill the segment or change it.
In a petition circulating online, they accuse James of encouraging anti-Asian racism by “continuously spotting” the foods. They already have 11,000 signatures and counting.
The point of the game is to get celebs to answer tough questions or eat the food in front of them. The segment has been around since at least 2016 and it is shown as Kendall Jenner, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber and Jimmy Kimmel … just to name a few.
The people behind the petition want Corden to drop ‘Play your gut’ … or at least use food that is not rooted in other cultures. They also want an apology from the air from James and ‘Late Late Show’.
We reached out to reps for the show … so far no word left.