Comedian James Corden has left a lot of people angry after making a joke about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault allegations.
Corden hosted the amfAR Gala last night in Los Angeles and in an attempt to get a reaction from his audience, he may have gone too far.
According to Variety, it certainly did not go down well in the room and many are now taking to social media to criticise the comedian.
Taking to the stage, in his opening routine Corden joked:
This is a beautiful room, it’s a beautiful night here in L.A.
So beautiful, Harvey Weinstein has already asked tonight up to his hotel to give him a massage.
Despite the joke being met with nervous groans from many members of the audience that included the likes of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, The Late Late Show host did not stop there.
It has been weird this week though, watching Harvey Weinstein in hot water. Ask any of the women who watched him take a bath.
Harvey Weinstein wanted to come tonight, but sadly he’ll settle for whatever potted plant is closest.
The jokes came after allegations of decades of sexual harassment surrounding Hollywood producer Weinstein made headlines in a New York Times exposé.
Opening the floodgates, numerous actresses, including A-listers Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, spoke about how Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed them in the explosive story.
The 10-month long investigative piece included interviews with three women who accused the infamous executive of rape.
Yesterday, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the board behind the Oscars, ‘voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority’ to expel him.
Although some people on social media praised Corden for pushing boundaries and not being afraid to make jokes, the majority of Twitter felt that it was in bad taste.
James Corden should try telling his 'jokes' to Weinstein's victims' faces first.
I'd respect him more then.
— Tom Reagan’s Hat (@andymannion77) October 15, 2017
I've just seen a clip of that absolute prick Corden doing Harvey Weinstein jokes at the Amfar gala. Cos it's all so funny ?
— Spacegirlgail ? (@spacegirlgail) October 15, 2017
me after hearing about James Corden make a joke about Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Allegations: pic.twitter.com/f8IxiV24Op
— ? (@dragondarlingg) October 15, 2017
You would have thought that Corden would have learnt his lesson after causing controversy at the Emmy Awards earlier this year.
The British comedian was spotted brushing shoulders with none other than Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump’s former White House Press Secretary.
Corden was photographed giving Spicer a kiss on the cheek which of course caused quite the backlash.
People have dubbed the display of affection ‘absolute trash’ and ‘disgusting’ as Spicer is not exactly a popular man right now in America.
After wildly exaggerating the numbers in attendance at Donald Trump’s inauguration, falsely laying claim to the ‘largest audience to ever to witness an inauguration, period – both in person and around the globe’, he continued down a dark path of political deception.
Spicer led the charge against the press, beginning by blocking the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Politico from briefings, as part of Trump’s war on the so-called fake news media.
Apparently Corden is rather determined to annoy America as much as he can.
If he continues at this rate, a return to UK screens playing Smithy from Gavin and Stacey is probably on the cards…
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.