James Corden has addressed the backlash he previously faced from BTS‘ fans during his recent interview with the group.
The backlash James Cordon received from BTS fans has been addressed by the Late Late host during his recent interview with the group. Recently making an appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden, the K-Pop band quizzed Corden on how he has been since landing “in some hot water with ARMYs”, the name for BTS’ official fanbase.
“We did two jokes, which I didn’t think were in any way offensive to anybody,” he explained, referring to his previous comments on how the group were “pretty unusual visitors” for the UN Summit. Cordon also described the group’s fanbase as “15-year-old girls” on the talk show’s September 20th episode.
“This was where I think it was wrong. Of course,” making the remark was wrong, as it “isn’t true”. Cordon added that he considers himself “one of the biggest BTS fans on planet Earth”.
The host spoke on his experience of the criticism he received from the “ARMY”, sharing that he had “never been on that side of the ARMY before”. The host then proceeded to re-emphasise his love and respect for both BTS and their fanbase.
“I hope you know this, we absolutely love you and we love the entire ARMY,” he said. Corden also touched on how ARMYS can be a “true force for good”, noting “they have supported charities that I support at home and they’re amazing. The prospect of doing anything that may have upset them, I didn’t enjoy that feeling and I hope they know that we would never do that again.”
BTS’ frontman, RM, then assured Cordon that his comments were water under the bridge for the group. “It’s alright, we appreciate your apology,” he said.
During their appearance on the show, BTS also performed their chart-topping English single, Permission To Dance.