James Corden should take cultural chauvinism off the menu of The Late Late Show
I’m writing in response to the article, “Why US TV host James Corden should stop dissing Asian foods as disgusting for cheap laughs ” (May 15).
I do watch James Corden sometimes; I love the “Carpool Karaoke” segment in which different singers are invited to sing with the host.
When it comes to the “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” segment, however, I agree with the writer on his point about cultural chauvinism. While it’s cultural differences that leads to this problem, I don’t quite understand why a mainstream television show would make jokes about other people’s food habits.
Watch: Talk show hosts have a laugh on ‘Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts’
Americans love watching these night shows for their funny elements, but there’s a fine line between shock value and slander.
Even though sometimes we may find other cultures unpleasant, we need to respect them, especially when it comes to television shows watched by millions. As a popular television host, James Corden should show more responsibility and cultural sensitivity.
Wang Yam-yuk, Tseung Kwan O