- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 4:01PM
WARNING: Article contains offensive language.
James Corden is most well-known for his charming British humour and for his antics on The Late Late Show With James Corden.
But this week, the 41-year-old comedian is making headlines for a different reason …
Responding to another talk show host's segment on fat-shaming, James dedicated a part of his show to addressing HBO's Bill Maher's comments.
After watching Real Time with Bill Mahe – in which Maher said he feels "fat shaming" is good and should "make a comeback" - James had an epiphany.
"I was like, ‘Oh man, somebody needs to say something. If only there was somebody with a platform who knew what it was actually like to be overweight,'" James said. "And then I realised, ‘Ah, that’ll be me.’”
Corden then proceeded to outline why fat-shaming doesn't actually work and is instead cruel and unhelpful.
"If making fun of fat people made them lose weight, there’d be no fat kids in schools," he said. “And I’d have a six-pack right now.”
"Fat-shaming only does one thing," James continued. "It makes people feel ashamed and shame leads to depression, anxiety and self-destructive behaviour—self-destructive behaviour like overeating."
James’ segment has since gone viral with many praising his speech.