After one disgruntled viewer of The Late Late Show, hosted by James Corden, called out the TV host’s popular “Spill Your Guys Or Fill Your Guts” segment — and started a petition to have it removed — people are coming for the woman who spearheaded the movement… and sending her death threats.
"I’ve definitely been getting a lot of pushback…specifically from non-Asian — white people — on the petition," Kim Saira said in a recent virtual interview from what appeared to be her home.
As OK! previously reported, Saira started a Change.org petition — currently signed by over 46,000 people — claiming that the popular segment gets its laughs by "continuously mocking" Asian food and is "culturally offensive and insensitive."
Corden has since acknowledged the petition in a recent interview with Howard Stern and said that the segment would make changes in the food that they use.
However, in Saira's recent interview with TMZ, the petition organizer said that she is still looking for an apology from Corden — and also revealed that she is receiving death threats for trying to make big changes to the late-night staple.
"My main platform is Instagram, and I've been getting a lot of hate and death threats. Almost every single day I’ll wake up to one — or in my emails," Saira said. "It’s been really hard for me personally because I’m not in therapy, and I’m kind of dealing with this backlash on my own. I don’t have maybe even the team that James Corden has to rectify the situation. It's really just me in my room dealing with a lot of hate and death threats."
“Even my Instagram right now is shadow-banned probably because I’ve had so many people report my account because of the pushback...so it’s been really hard," she added.
As for the future of the “Spill Your Guts” segment, Corden said that he is deteremined to make some necessary changes. "We heard that story, and the next time we do that bit, we absolutely won't involve or use any of those foods," he said.
"Our show is a show about joy and light and love, we don't want to make a show to upset anybody. In the same way that when we played it with Anna Wintour, we gave her a pizza covered in cheeseburgers."
"We completely understand," Corden concluded. "It’s not for us to determine whether somebody’s upset or hurt about something ... all we can do is go, 'All right, we get it, we won't do that.'"