James Corden has promised to tweak The Late Late Show's controversial 'Spill Your Guts' segment in response to an online petition that criticised it for being "culturally offensive and insensitive".
The game, which has been a recurring part of the programme for four years now, sees its famous guests get asked embarrassing or damning questions by their fellow players, before electing to either answer truthfully or eat the offered food or drink instead.
Earlier this month, a TikTok video that highlighted how often the segment offers up Asian delicacies, such as balut (boiled fertilized egg dish), pídàn (thousand-year-old egg) and xuě dòufǔ (pig blood), to its horrified celebrity participants went viral.
Video creator Kim Saira later started a Change.org petition calling for the section of the show to be axed.
"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 reads.
Saira also pointed out that content like this perpetuates harmful stereotypes in a time where Asian hate crimes are on the rise, adding: "So many Asian Americans are consistently bullied and mocked for their native foods, and this segment amplifies and encourages it."
Speaking during a recent interview with Howard Stern, Corden has now acknowledged the criticism and confirmed that they will be making changes to the segment in the future.
"We heard that story, and the next time we do that bit we absolutely won't involve or use any of those foods," Corden explained.
"As you said at the start, our show is a show about joy and light and love, we don't want to make a show to upset anybody."
The Cats star continued (via EW): "I don't know when we're gonna do that bit again, but when we do we absolutely won't use any of those foods. 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 hear you. We won't do that.'"
The Late Late Show airs on CBS.
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