People get away with a lot more on the internet than they should, but one troll's comment to James Corden was a step too far by anyone's standards.
The Late Late Show host was targeted by someone who wished cancer on his child. Corden described it as the 'single most upsetting thing' anyone had ever said to him.
James and wife Julia Carey. Credit: PA
I imagine celebrities get a lot of awful abuse online, with most of it probably easy enough to ignore. But this certain twitter user really did go too far.
The person in question was a viewer of James Corden's show, who believed that his opening for the show contained a spoiler for this week's Game of Thrones.
The offending segment went like this: "Now I don't like this, I feel like this trade war is going to end with Trump riding on the back of a dragon torching the entire economy."
Annoyed at Corden's kind of spoiler, which didn't exactly give loads away, the troll wrote on Twitter: "It's f****d up you can't even watch TV without a fat f**k spoiling something...
"Luckily I got to see it before this, but seriously I hope his kid gets cancer."
Well. That's a bit far isn't it, mate.
James, who has three young kids with his wife Julia Carey, couldn't believe the comment.
Corden was left shocked that someone could say something so awful. Credit: PA
Corden replied in a much more restrained way that I could imagine doing, putting: "That is, without question, the single most upsetting thing I think you could ever say about me or my family.
"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."
Corden's measured reply. Credit: Twitter/JKCorden
Clearly realising he'd gone way too far, the troll tired to backtrack on his statement, writing: "It was a joke, you know like this segment was."
But James wasn't letting it go that easily. He replied: "Well I saw your hope for my son. 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."
Fair play to James for this response, and hopefully the troll will think twice next time.
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