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James Corden Addresses BTS Fan Backlash And Says Someone Told Him They Hope He Dies


James Corden Addresses BTS Fan Backlash And Says Someone Told Him They Hope He Dies

James Corden has opened up about the backlash he faced from BTS fans after he joked about the band on The Late, Late Show.

Following the band's performance at a UN summit, Corden joked that they were 'pretty unusual visitors' and that the band's fanbase - or the BTS Army as they're known - was composed entirely of '15-year-old girls'.

And he soon found himself on the wrong side of the BTS Army who went in on the host over his comments.

Credit: CBS
Credit: CBS

Speaking to BTS on last night's episode of the show, Corden said: "We did two jokes, which I didn't think were in any way offensive to anybody."

He went on to say that he didn't mean it when he said the band's fans were all 15-year-old girls, adding that he is actually 'one of the biggest BTS fans on planet Earth'.

He said: "I've never been on that side of the Army before."

Corden then recalled telling a co-star: "Someone's just told me they hope I die today."


He added: "Which did feel extreme, in response to what I felt were two quite harmless jokes."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

He then expressed remorse at upsetting BTS fans, telling the band: "We absolutely love you, and we love the entire Army.

"The prospect of doing anything that may have upset them... I didn't enjoy that feeling."


Fortunately for Corden, the K-pop band took his jokes in good humour and said they 'appreciated' his apology.

Earlier this year, Cordon faced another online backlash after he took part flash mob publicity stunt in LA for Cinderella.

The Gavin and Stacey star, alongside cast members of the musical film such as Camilla Cabello, Billy Porter, and Idina Menzel, decided to make a public nuisance of themselves by dancing in clearly shop-bought costumes to Jennifer Lopez's 'Let's Get Loud'.


But the move was not well received, with social media users piling on to slate the stunt.

One person wrote: "Yeah sorry I'm late boss, James Corden jumped in front of my car and started humping the air in a rat suit for five minutes, it was a whole thing."

Someone else said: "So we just stop traffic to promote movies now?


Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Music, James Corden

Claire Reid
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