The “Late Late Show” host faced a backlash after Variety magazine shared this snap of him embracing Spicer on Sunday:
That photo of Corden kissing Spicer has awakened peak 2010 levels of Corden hate. HEY US TV HOSTS. STOP NORMALISING FACISM FOR A BIT OK?!?— Mike (@MikePettit89) September 18, 2017
Corden makes Spicer look like a beacon of honour and sincerity. It's like Kimmel ruffling Trump's hair all over again: proper enablers— Hannah (@hanyaLC1) September 18, 2017
The only reason James Corden should be kissing Sean Spicer is if he borrowed that lipstick from Cersei Lannister.— Spigon Ruxide (@ruxide) September 18, 2017
Corden addressed the issue during the opening monologue of his show on Monday night.
“Anyone ever have that feeling when you get a little drunk and then wake up the next morning and think, ‘Oh God, who did I kiss last night?’ It’s a bit like that,” he said.
Corden claimed to understand why “some people have been disappointed by this photo” and revealed that “in truth, I’m disappointed by it as well.”
“I am, I have been reading a lot of harsh comments on Twitter today, and I hear you loud and clear,” he added. “Truly, I do.”
Check out the full segment on the CBS website here.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.