Late night host James Corden has issued an apology for his remarks made while hosting the amfAR gala Friday night. During the opening of the event for the American Foundation for Aids Research, Corden took aim at Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, but missed by a wide margin.
After a video of Corden's jokes appeared online, people had mixed reactions.
I don't get it. James Corden is clearly on your side and making jokes at Weinstein's expense. Why hate him?— Football Purist (@TorreviejaMatt) October 15, 2017
I don't know I just don't think making jokes about sexual assault is funny some things in my opinion are taboo— Henry Townshed (@htownshed) October 15, 2017
Because the jokes weren't at the expense of HW they were at the expense of the abused women.— Brooke (@TheGifCANARY) October 15, 2017
He didn’t mock the rapist. Listen to it. There’s no wit or anything other than a desperate man stating the abuse as a punchline.— YourDadWantsToFave (@BertLoch) October 15, 2017
yes make fun of it, light of it & then the issue will go away-— Margie (@suzspace1) October 15, 2017
None of these lowlifes in the industry are relevant now-those days are over
To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter. I was not trying to make light of Harvey’s inexcusable behavior, (1/2)— James Corden (@JKCorden) October 15, 2017
but to shame him, the abuser, not his victims. I am truly sorry for anyone offended, that was never my intention. (2/2)— James Corden (@JKCorden) October 15, 2017