TV presenter James Corden has been called out over a racially insensitive joke five years ago on The Late Late Show that mocked “horrific” foods like pig blood curds, chicken feet, and fish smoothies.

While the talk show host recently told Howard Stern his program would no longer use the foods in “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts”, the activist behind the cancel campaign is demanding an on-air apology and payments to Asian Americans.

Californian Kim Saira, 24, began #CancelSpillYourGuts after her TikTok video calling the 2016 segment with Jimmy Kimmel “racist af” went viral with 416,000 views and

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Following an online petition asking that he rework his show’s “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” segment and not refer to Asian delicacies as “really disgusting” and “horrific,” Late Late Show host James Corden says he’ll do just that. In a Howard Stern interview on June 16, the late-night host addressed the controversy, which was sparked by a petition calling out the interview game — in which celebrity contestants must choose between answering a difficult question or eating a “disgusting” food item — as “incredibly culturally

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“The next time we do that bit, we absolutely won’t involve or use any of those foods,” Mr. Corden said. “Our show is a show about joy and light and love. We don’t want to make a show to upset anybody.”

Mr. Corden’s staff did not respond to requests for comment for this article.

“We’re in a kind of cultural moment where bits like this one exist with this increasing acceptance of cultural foods,” said Alison Alkon, a professor at the University of the Pacific. “We’re kind of in this Ping-Pong dialectic.”

Using food to prompt a response of disgust,

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A petition to cancel James Corden’s “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” segment on CBS’ “The Late Late Show” has amassed nearly 40,000 signatures after TikTok and Instagram influencer Kim Saira, 24, said the segment ridicules traditionally Asian food.

After the petition gained traction on social media earlier this month, Saira announced that supporters can join an event outside Corden’s studio in Los Angeles on Thursday to eat Asian food and protest for a change to the show.

The “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” segment has been popular on “The Late Late Show” for the last five

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A petition demanding “The Late Late Show with James Corden” alter a popular, repeat segment has amassed thousands of signatures after critics accused the bit of being anti-Asian.

Kim Saira, an Asian American artist and influencer, started a petition earlier this month, criticizing the late night show’s “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” segment and urging the show to make changes or pull it altogether. During “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts,” celebrity guests join Corden at a rotating table where they ask each other hard-hitting questions. Corden and the guest then have the choice to answer

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Viewers of the late night show The Late Late Show with James Corden might be familiar with a regular bit called “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts.” In the segment, Corden and his guest have two options: answer an embarrassingly personal question or eat something that many might find less than appetizing.

In a September 2016 segment, a few of the foods came from Asian cultures, including chicken feet, a thousand year egg (a preserved egg that ages in a mix of ash, rice hulls, and other compounds for weeks to months), and balut (a South Asian street food

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