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Now We Understand Why These Celebs Can’t Stand James Corden

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Through his British celebrity, talk show,
and film career, James Corden knows just about everybody in the entertainment industry, but
not everybody in the entertainment industry likes him. Here are some of the people who
seemingly can't stand James Corden. At the end of a 2019 episode of his HBO show
Real Time, Bill Maher discussed high obesity rates. His solution: make people feel bad
about themselves for being overweight. "Fat shaming doesn't need to end, it needs
to make a comeback. Some amount of shame is good." A few days later, James Corden took nearly
eight minutes at the top of an episode of The Late Late Show to address Maher's remarks: "So I sat at home and I'm watching this and
all I could think of, I was like, oh, man, somebody needs to say something about this!
If only there was someone with a platform who knew what it was actually like to be overweight,
and then I realized, 'Oh, that will be me.'" Corden reminded Maher that fat-shaming was
still alive and well, adding that, "There's a common and insulting misconception
that fat people are stupid and lazy, and we're not." Following Corden's plea for basic human decency,
Maher fell back on his comments about obesity as a health issue.

He said on episode of The
Joe Rogan Experience: "You can't keep eating as much as you want
and as s—– of food as you want and expect us to cover the bill." He then went on to say that Corden, quote,
"missed a great opportunity to literally save lives […] and took the easy way out" by
criticizing the Real Time host. In 2017, a sea change in Hollywood took place,
with the #MeToo movement and other organizations calling out men for decades of unchecked offenses
of a sexual nature. Arguably the biggest catalyst was an October 5 New York Times story that
revealed numerous allegations against studio mogul Harvey Weinstein. The entertainment
industry was left shocked and reeling, and James Corden failed enormously to read the
proverbial room. On October 13, 2017, he hosted a black-tie charity gala event for the AIDS
research foundation amfAR, and he peppered his monologue with several jokes about Weinstein.
According to The Guardian, for example, he called the evening so lovely that Weinstein,
quote, "has already asked tonight up to his hotel to give him a massage." Then he cracked: "It has been weird this week hasn't it, watching
Harvey Weinstein in hot water.

Ask any of the women who watched him take a bath, it's
weird watching Harvey Weinstein in hot water." Two of the women who accused Weinstein of
deplorable acts of sexual violence didn't think Corden's jokes were all that funny.
Asia Argento tweeted: "Shame on this pig and everyone who grunted
with him." Rose McGowan called Corden a, quote, "motherf—ing
piglet." Corden later apologized via a statement on
Twitter, writing: "I was not trying to make light of Harvey's
inexcusable behavior, but to shame him, the abuser, not his victims. I am truly sorry
for anyone offended, that was never my intention." In many ways, Ricky Gervais and James Corden
have lived out parallel careers. Both are comedians who came to prominence on British
television shows they starred in and created in the 2000s β€”The Office and Gavin and Stacey,
respectively β€” before jumping to movies, and eventually, hosting American TV productions;
Gervais hosts the annual Golden Globes, while James Corden hosts The Late Late Show. According to a source close to the situation
in The Sun, the seeds of a nasty rivalry were planted when Corden played Gervais on his
2009 sketch comedy series Horne and Corden.

In the sketch in question, Corden portrays
Gervais as if he were cast as The Karate Kid instead of Ralph Macchio in the 1984 classic.
With his interpretation, we see the fictional Gervais talking over his fellow actor's lines
and even the director's constructive criticism β€” a pretty overt jab at the real Gervais
and his propensity for interrupting people with snide remarks. In the years since, Gervais has publicly teased
and criticized Corden on multiple occasions. As The Sun's source said: "Ricky is now somewhat obsessed, attacking
James when his jokes fall flat and poking fun of his size." For example, after Corden bombed with those
Harvey Weinstein jokes at the amfAR gala just days after the producer was exposed as a serial
abuser, Gervais told Radio Andy that Corden, quote, "didn't do it well enough." And at
the 2020 Golden Globes, Gervais quipped: "The world got to see James Corden as a fat
p—y.

He was also in the movie Cats, but no one saw that." James Corden hosted the 2010 Glamour Women
of the Year Awards, and a presenter that evening was another well-known entertainer: Sir Patrick
Stewart. When the Star Trek icon got to the stage, he thought it was the right time and
place to lay into Corden's stage demeanor between hosting segments. Stewart instructed: "When the presenters are up here and when
the recipients are receiving their awards, don't stand at the back of the stage with
your hands in your pockets looking around as though you wished you were anywhere but
here." Corden tried to keep the show moving, apologizing
if he appeared bored, adding: "But when you come up and present an award,
just f—ing get on with it." Stewart didn't get on with it.

Instead, the
actor said: "From where I was sitting, I can see your
belly, and that was right there over at the back of the room." To this, Corden replied: "You can see my belly, and we can all see
you dying right now." Stewart's final retort was a quip to, quote,
"cover your belly," which made Corden wince in embarrassment, but not necessarily his
own. Stewart later apologized. A representative
told The Sun: "Patrick felt awful about the ugliness. He
had had a drink, his new girlfriend was there, and he just got carried away." They eventually joked about the spat in a
sketch for a Channel 4 charity special. Hollyoaks is one of British television's most
popular soap operas, airing in the early evenings on Channel 4 since 1995. It takes place in
the fictional Chester suburb of Hollyoaks, and, like most daily dramas on both sides
of the Atlantic, concerns the romantic and relationship entanglements of primarily young
and attractive people.

Ricky Whittle, best known to American audiences for his work on
The 100 and American Gods, played constable and nightclub operator Calvin Valentine on
the series from 2006 to 2011. During this time period, James Corden, who appeared on
one episode of the soap in 2000, fired some verbal shots at the series in an interview
with Esquire, saying: "I'd actually rather die than go back. It's
f—ing awful. It just breeds p—– – all these people walking around with this chicken-in-a-basket
fame, talking about going to L.A., you know?" Whittle threw the nasty shade right back at
Corden in an interview with whatsontv, ultimately threatening him: "It's very childish that he's slating the
place where he came from, the place that made him […] Good luck to him, I hope he doesn't
bump into us on a night out!" Every late night show has a signature schtick,
a recurring comedy bit that keeps fans tuning in year after year.

For Jimmy Kimmel Live,
it's celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves. For The Late Late Show with James
Corden, it's the host and an extremely famous singer driving around Los Angeles in a car
singing along to the musician's own songs in a segment called "Carpool Karaoke." It's
Corden's most popular contribution to the culture by far, and the likes of Adele, Britney
Spears, and Lady Gaga have taken part. "How are you feeling about that?" "Pretty good, man." In a 2017 interview with GQ, Liam Gallagher,
the former lead singer of '90s alternative rock sensation Oasis, said that if asked,
he would not do Karaoke. He even worked an apparent jab at Corden's show, Gavin and Stacey,
into his response, seemingly misnaming it on purpose: "No thank you very much. No f—ing chance
mate. With that fat bloke from Kevin and Perry? […] James Corden is a knobhead." When the Daily Beast asked Corden if he'd
caught wind of Gallagher's remarks, the host said he had. And then, Corden offered up a
sarcasm-drenched response: "I don't know how we'll even think of carrying
on.

Yeah, God, what will we do?" Jack Allison wrote for Jimmy Kimmel Live in
the 2010s, and as such, he's a member of the Writers Guild of America. In 2019, he told
a story on Twitter about the time he went to a union meeting that James Corden also
attended: "I'd like to state once again for the record
that I went to a WGA meeting for only late night writers, and James Corden showed up
without any of his staffers to advocate for a lower pay grade for late night writers." That means, according to Allison, Corden apparently
made a special trip to ask a trade union to allow him to decrease the salaries of his
own employees at The Late Late Show.

Allison claimed that Corden wanted to hire "writers
assistants" for 13-week stretches instead of for longer periods as contracted, full-fledged
writers. By WGA rules, this would carry a higher salary. Allison went on to tweet: "He was framing it positively as 'we want
to give writers assistants a chance so maybe there should be a lower pay grade for them.'" According to Allison, WGA officials quickly
dismissed Corden's request. However, Corden related a different version of events on Twitter: "I would never ever want to pay a writer less
than they deserve. Never. I love every writer on my show and all I ever wanted from that
meeting was to explore whether talented people could get a better opportunity." Despite this statement, Allison dug his heels
in, tweeting: "What I said was accurate." Check out one of our newest videos right here!
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