Unhappy with singing karaoke with pop stars and movie stars, James Corden bites a very brutal and unstoppable subject for his late-night American TV audience: Gun Control.
Following a recent school shooting Thursday at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, which left two students dead and several injured, Corden took to the airwaves. Although not known for his political engagement – a range typical of last night's rival Seth Meyers – the British host of CBS. The latest show of late with James Corden devoted part of his usual speech to the incident.
"We were very sorry to hear about the shooting," he said emotionally. "We are horrified that another place of innocence, learning and education has become a place of violence and trauma. Our hearts are lost to families, they really do. "
He then took on the nation's politicians for their continued inactivity on the issue, no matter how horrific or grotesque the numbers involved.
"As we continue to elect politicians without the moral courage to deal with gun laws, these tragedies are destined to be repeated," he said. "Tonight, we mourn for the families of the victims and the shattered community. Tonight, we send our love to Santa Clarita. "
But while Pierce Morgan, a former CNN anchor whose open-minded gun control made him a polarizing public figure in the United States, told viewers "something from me just exploded" after a series of deadly mass shootings . His attitude and the miraculous way of delivering it ultimately made Morgan's job. With her attractive sense of inclusiveness, Corden does not take risks.
This is not the first time Corden has spoken on the subject. From the beginning, Corden, who now has 20.9 million YouTube subscribers, in addition to his 1.35 million night-time TV audience, told US viewers late at night that he was talking because there were children being educated in the United States.
"When I first came to America, I never thought as a late-night host, I would talk about mass shootings and many of them," he said after 17 students were killed in a mass shooting at the 2016 Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Gymnasium in Florida.
"They told me it was not my place and maybe they were right. I still don't understand the rules of American football. But I have kids in America and I want my kids to be safe. "
While understanding the need for earthquake drills, preparations were being made on what to do if a gunman entered your school. "In my opinion, it is not an inevitable phenomenon of nature, but it is unfortunately more common than larger earthquakes," he said.
After a mass shooting in November 2018 at the Bar & Grill Border in Thousands of Oaks, California, he broadcast a moment of silence as images and names of victims appeared on the screen. Since then, Corden has been talking about school shootings, as well as the massacres in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, in August.
"He seems to be cordial to him and it's never as if he never talked about political topics," said James Poniezozik, a New York Times TV critic. "It doesn't strike anyone as weird or alienating. He is still generally a man who is in sync with celebrities, so he looks like another aspect of things. "
The other hosts in the late evening did not get far away from the bar. Some Haley Shallon was criticized by some for political work as he shuffled Donald Trump's hair, and was also criticized by some when he said he would stay out of politics in the Trump era.
Myimi Kimmel also retired too far when dealing with an unnoticeable subject of health care. But unlike old people's hosts who were formerly moderate in politics today, the hosts have more freedom. The popularization began with the Stuart Daily Show, which gave birth to Johnny Oliver, Samantha Bee and Stephen Colbert.
"It used to be that you were too political in the late evening, now it's the opposite," Ponizozik said. "Unless he really went hardcore in a certain direction, he has such a stupid, non-infectious personality, it's hard to imagine he gets too much reaction."
But Ponizozik warned: "It does not mean that he will be more influential than any other celebrity who talks about gun control."