James Corden under fire for calling BTS’s appearance at the UN “unusual” and ARMYs “15-year-old girls”

CBS’s The Late Late Show With James Corden is dealing with backlash, after mentioning BTS’s recent appearance at the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

On the opening of ‘The Late Late Show’’s September 20 broadcast, host James Corden said:

“The United Nations General Assembly kicked off this morning in New York City, and it started with some pretty unusual visitors… BTS were there. BTS visited the UN. Although lots of people are saying why are BTS there, the world leaders have no choice but to take BTS seriously. BTS has one of the largest ARMY on the planet earth.  Historic moment. It actually marks the first time that 15 year old girls everywhere found themselves wishing that they were Secretary-General António Guterres.”

In response to his comments on BTS, ARMYs have officially “revoked” the nickname “Papa Mochi” they used to call the famous talk show’s host.


ARMYs got mad and quickly flooded the video with angry comments. The video was then taken down from “The Late Late Show’s” social media platforms. Most netizens think that the host was disrespecting BTS and ARMYs by assuming that BTS’s fans are a bunch of 15-year-old girls.

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” is a longtime American hit late-night talk show on CBS. This is not the first time BTS has been mocked on Western TV shows.


Previously, the hosts from Dominican radio show, Esto no es radio had to deal with fierce criticism following the release of their latest episode. The hosts were accused of making racist and xenophobic comments towards BTS.

In the video, the hosts called BTS’s music “young girls’ religion” and described the Kpop group with the line “BTS is the Chinese version of the Backstreet Boys.”


They then went on to talk about the prejudices against all K-Pop idols having plastic surgery and, once again, brought the topic of ethnicity into the discussion.


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