Late Late Show host James Corden faced fan backlash after a pic surfaced on Instagram of him kissing despot enabler Sean Spicer at an Emmy awards afterparty on Sunday.
Critics accused Corden of “normalizing fascism,” and likened the move to “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon’s infamous ruffling of President Donald Trump’s hair during the 2016 election campaign.
Corden tried laughing off his actions on his show last night:
“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. Some people have been disappointed by this photo. In truth, I’m disappointed by it as well.”
He went on to say:
”I have been reading a lot of harsh comments on Twitter today, and I hear you loud and clear. Truly, I do.”
Here’s a quick smattering of those Tweets:
Fuck James Corden, next time you have a heartfelt monologue on late night, we will all remember you kissing Sean Spicer.
— The Nerdy Panda (@Rimzzzeee) September 18, 2017
Pisshearted maggot James Corden kissing Sean Spicer. Resist tyranny with art is just going swimmingly.
— Christian Read (@mrchristianread) September 18, 2017
Fuck James Corden and quite frankly every celebrity taking happy photos with Sean Spicer.
— Louis Torres (@Louis1117) September 18, 2017
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 19, 2017
Just for the record, here is a roundup of OTHER celebrities eager to pose with the villainous former Trump mouthpiece.
— رياض (@softcontroI) September 18, 2017
(Featured image via Variety Instagram)