‘Late Late Show’: Was James Corden Offended By Louis C.K. Jokes On ‘SNL’?

“The only think I could say is that it is alright to be offended"


Louis C.K., James Corden

James Corden was not at all offended by pal Louis C.K.’s controversial monologue on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

“The only think I could say is that it is alright to be offended,” he told me this morning at a media event to promote THE LATE LATE SHOW on CBS.

C.K. — star of the hit FX series LOUIE — landed in hot water over the weekend after delivering a series of jokes about incest, pedophilia and child molestation on SNL’s 40th season finale.

“There is no worse life available to a human than being a caught child molester,” he joked.  “Yet they still do it.  [So] you could only surmise that it must be really good — from their point of view — it must be amazing.”

The routine was immediately blasted on Twitter, with many viewers saying it was the worst thing they had ever seen on the show.

But were they over-reacting?

“Ultimately I think we all withhold the right to offend or to be offended.” Corden says.  “Somehow being offended has become a thing.  [These days] you are offended in the same way you are hungry.”

THE LATE LATE SHOW airs weeknights at 12:37 am on CBS.

Sean Daly

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