The British comic rerecorded the opening of his chat show to reflect on Donald Trump's executive order
British actor and talk show host James Corden criticised US President Donald Trump’s widely-condemned ‘muslim ban’ by changing the introduction to Monday night’s The Late Late Show to make a point about freedom of movement at US airports.
The comedy star’s week of shows had been pre-recorded as he was due to travel anyway, but Corden chose to incorporate an immediate response to the current ban on immigration from seven Muslim countries by showing how easily he could move through LAX Airport in California.
On YouTube, Corden posted a video showing himself being driven to the Los Angeles airport, passing through security, ordering and eating a sandwich, having his boarding pass checked before making his way towards his plane. A message then appears on screen, reading:
“Today, James flew out of Los Angeles. So all our shows this week have been pre-taped. Freedom of movement should be this easy for all legal immigrants. Not just the white and Christian ones.”
We taped all new shows for this coming week last week. This is how tonight's episode opened. https://t.co/5KMeAanp1g— James Corden (@JKCorden) January 31, 2017
The CBS chat show host also posted the video to his 8.35m Twitter followers, many of who are already familiar with his stance on the new American President’s policies.
Proud of the people of Liverpool for this. X pic.twitter.com/RRJeRNZ8iC— James Corden (@JKCorden) January 31, 2017