James Corden is my favorite talk show host right now. He’s funny, he’s insightful, and I really think he’s a nice person, which is rare to find in Hollywood. He’s also known for pushing the envelope a bit, and on an episode of The Late Late Show this week, Corden upset some fans after spoiling the most recent episode of Game of Thrones.
“I feel like this trade war is going to end with Trump, riding on the back of a dragon, torching the entire economy,” he said, which is a reference to a major plot point that happened on Game of Thrones. The audience in the studio laughed, but some people online thought it was unfair that he spoiled the show.
“It’s f****d up you can’t even watch TV without a fat f*** spoiling something… Luckily I got to see it before this, but seriously I hope his kid gets cancer,” the user wrote in reference to Corden in a now-deleted tweet.
Corden is not usually one to reply to haters and trolls, but this particular tweet struck a chord with the TV personality.
“That is, without question, the single most upsetting thing I think you could ever say about me or my family,” he said. “Please take a minute and think about what you just wrote and whether you want to be a person who publicly says such things.I believe you’re better than that x”
In another since-deleted tweet, the user said he was just joking with the host. Corden wasn’t having it.
“Well I saw your hope for my son,” he said. “My hope for yours is that they never get to read that their mother or father would wish cancer on any child as ‘a joke’.Because however you defend it to them, they’ll never be able to understand how you could do such a thing.Night x”
Corden and his wife, Julia, share three kids together: 8-year-old Max, 4-year-old Carey, and 1-year-old Charlotte. People took such offense to the “wish” from the original user, they reported the account to Twitter. The user’s account was ultimately suspended.
Fans applauded Corden for his well-executed response.
“James Corden – great kind human a rare sight in 2019. I only send the bestest warmest wishes to you and your family for the most cheerful future,” one person wrote.
“I don’t know how you remained so classy, James, but I love you more (if that’s possible),” Lesley Hahn said.
“They’ve been vanquished, and you held your ground respectfully!” another person wrote. “I wish you and your family nothing short of the best and hope you guys have an amazing week/weekend! Good man.”
It’s so disheartening to know that there are people out there who take such offense to a television show being spoiled that they would be so cruel as to wish harm on someone’s child. Personally, I think if you don’t want spoilers for a television show…you shouldn’t be watching late night TV!