Sean Spicer’s appearance at Sunday’s Emmys upset many people and a photo of James Corden kissing Trump’s former Press Secretary did not help matters.
“The Late Late Show” host has been accused of “normalizing” fascism after a pictured emerged of Corden planting one on a laughing Spicer’s cheek. Corden’s actions drew the ire of many people on social media.
Corden, 39, did not shy away from the subject at the top of Monday night’s episode of “The Late Late Show”. “The big winners last night were Donald Glover, Hulu and former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer,” the comedian said.
“Spicer won best actor in a comedy for his role in Donald Trump’s administration,”he joked. “I’m kidding, of course. But Sean Spicer actually did make a cameo at last night’s ceremony.”
The two-time Emmy-winner and one-time Tony-winner echoed the sentiments of those offended by Spicer’s Emmy appearance. “According to some reports, at the after-party, Spicer was the post popular guy in the room,” Corden explained. “And I just want to say, I think people are forgetting that this man lied to the American people, and should not be embraced.”
“These Hollywood phonies kissing up to Sean Spicer are disgusting,” he teased as a photo of the notorious kiss flashed on screen. “I mean, who did this? Who are we talking about here? Yeah. I know you think that is a picture of me kissing Sean Spicer. But in the spirit of Sean Spicer — no, it isn’t.”
He chalked up the poor decision to a few too many drinks: “Anyone ever have that feeling when you get a little drunk and then wake up the next morning and think ‘Oh God, who did I kiss last night?’ It’s a bit like that. To be fair, everyone was kissing a** last night at the Emmys. I just happened to kiss the biggest one there.”
But Corden did not make any excuses or point fingers, he owned up to it. “Understandably, some people have been disappointed by this photo. In truth, I’m disappointed by it as well,” he confessed. “I am, I have been reading a lot of harsh comments on Twitter today, and I hear you loud and clear, truly, I do.”
One harsh comment that Corden didn’t see came from President Donald Trump, who issued a tweet on Monday night bashing the Emmys’ low ratings as “the worst ever.”