ARMY Cancels James Corden for Roasting BTS After Their Tribute at the U.N.
Roasting a personality is a perfectly fine endeavor. In fact, many roasts are made to praise and give tribute to individuals, albeit with a dash of jokes, insult comedy, and political commentary.
That is why when BTS appeared in the United Nations General Assembly—a political platform—a little roasting was expected. However, comedian James Corden might have taken it too far and ended up on the receiving end of ARMY’s anger when he roasted the Korean group after they appeared in the U.N. General Assembly.
Corden has been a self-proclaimed BTS fan for years, but he's also been accused more than once of BTS-baiting. Suffice to say, ARMY was not amused.
What did James Corden say about BTS and ARMY?
Corden started his roast very mildly, but things took a turn for the worse when he also included something about ARMY.
“Did everybody see this? The United Nations General Assembly kicked off this morning in New York City, and it starts with some pretty unusual visitors. BTS was there. BTS visited the UN and here’s a performance they put together for the world leaders,” said Corden.
“Lovely. It must be weird for whoever uploads the U.N. General Assembly meeting to YouTube. 15 million views! I knew that these trade tariffs would be popular. I sensed that with the trade tariffs.
“Why BTS? The world leaders have no choice but to take BTS seriously. At the end of the day, BTS has one of the largest armies on the planet earth. Historic moment. It actually marks the first time 15-year-old girls everywhere found themselves wishing that they were Secretary-General Antonio Guterres,” Corden added.
What did ARMY not like about that?
Corden said the BTS’s presence in the General Assembly was “unusual,” despite this being their second appearance at the venue.
Then he called ARMY “15-year-old girls,” never mind that the global fanbase includes fans up to their 60s.
Following his comments, James Corden trended worldwide on Twitter after his roast of BTS and ARMY.
BTS appeared in the General Assembly to talk about the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). They were appointed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in as the country’s special envoys to the U.N. with the official title of “Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture.”
The group also performed their latest hit “Permission to Dance,” an unprecedented event at the United Nations.
To be fair to Corden, it was the first time a group of artists performed at the General Assembly, making it an unusual event that may never be repeated.
#JamesCorden did he just said the UN had no other choice but to take BTS.?? Wow wow like it was no other choice but just take them as a burden.!— NAMJCALE???? Namjooning ????? (@Jooniismoon) September 22, 2021
Corden disappointed me so horribly
15 year old girls? Umm there 60 50 40 30 20 15 10 in the fandom and said?
1. It wasn't "unusual" for BTS to be there. They've been 3 times. 2. They weren't "visiting". They were Presidental Envoys who were invited to speak. 3. Teen girls are valid, innovative, smart, & set a lot of trends although we aren't all teens or girls. #JamesCorden pic.twitter.com/5SZLqS3Z7l— Ashley?∞???????? (@wanderingpages) September 22, 2021
Why was BTS at the U.N General Assembly?
The General Assembly is the main policymaking organ of the United Nations. Its primary purpose is to keep the peace between nations and prevent another World War from happening. It is composed of all 193 members of the U.N. represented by their diplomats—which BTS technically now are.
For their contribution to the Korean economy and promotion of Korean culture, all the members of BTS were awarded diplomatic passports by President Moon Jae-in.
Using their platform for a greater cause, part of BTS’ speech at the Assembly talked about resilience in this period of uncertainty.
“Now more than ever, we must try to remember who we are and face who we are. We must try to love ourselves and imagine the future. BTS will be there with you. Our tomorrow may be dark, painful, difficult, and we might stumble or fall down. But the stars shine brightest when the night is darkest. And if the stars are hidden, we'll let moonlight guide us. If even the moon is dark, let our faces be the light that helps us find our way. Let's reimagine our world. We're huddled together tired, but let's dream again...Life goes on. Let's live on.”