Kim Saira, a Filipina Chinese social-media influencer whose Change.org petition launched on June 8, a day after posting a TikTok video that went viral, has garnered more than 45,000 signatures in protest that the long-running segment mocked Asian cuisine. A week after the petition, Corden responded on The Howard Stern Show that the segment would be changed so it wouldn't be offensive. Saira, however, isn't satisfied with Corden's answer. Saira called for Corden to apologize and make a donation in support Asian-owned businesses in the petition. Last Thursday, Saira organized a 60-person protest. "(This) statement is a non-apology, as he does not actually address that the cultural insensitivities of having the food on his show, and the harm that this perpetuates on Asians who still eat these foods,” she said in an update Thursday. “This means we must keep going until the Late Late Show releases a public apology on air!” When the Los Angeles Times reached out Monday to representatives for CBS and The Late Late Show, they pointed to the Stern interview.
TOPICS: James Corden, CBS, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Asian Americans and TV, Late Night