James Corden Responds to Bill Maher's Fat Shaming Take

  • Published: 13 September 2019
  • After seeing a segment on "Real Time with Bill Maher" addressing obesity rates in the United States, in which Bill's thesis is that fat shaming needs to make a comeback, James Corden felt compelled to respond with a different perspective. Simply put, fat shaming hasn't gone anywhere and is perhaps the worst approach to a complex issue for people across the globe.

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  • Jason Chong
    Jason Chong  3 hours back

    Oh please, plus size models are ok. It's the bloody 5xl models that claim themselves to be plus size when they are really plus plus plus plus size. Those are crazy unhealthy. Imagine when Tess Holliday wanted to exercise and diet, why was no one defending her? Why was everyone flaming her for trying to be healthy? You guys got your priorities all messed up. It's like what any other country people would say. I would love to live in a country where the poor can be fat aka USA

    • Najeem Zarabi
      Najeem Zarabi  5 hours back

      Positive shaming is like constructive criticism

      • Grace BeHappy
        Grace BeHappy  8 hours back

        My mom gathered my sisters and I to watch it for the first time. We all watched it with tears in our eyes. Yes, it was funny, but most importantly he said what we all wanted to say. Right on point, thank you for speaking out❤️

        • Boathousejoe D
          Boathousejoe D  9 hours back

          Go to any major chain grocery store,every corner has crap.Cookies,candy,cake, ice cream.You have to really work hard to get out of there with anything healthy.

          • Daniel Diaz-Lebrun
            Daniel Diaz-Lebrun  11 hours back

            Fat shaming doesn't work the same way asshole shaming doesn't work. If I told Maher to shut the fuck up without relenting, he would still continue to be an obnoxious asshole, no matter how much I shamed him.

            • Chris Serpicø
              Chris Serpicø  15 hours back

              Being Fat is not good, it’s not sexy, it’s not beautiful, and it’s not healthy.
              Literally nobody thinks that it is those things — Even the people that say that it is.
              As usual, Bill Maher is right, and people just don’t want to accept reality.

              • Techno-mage
                Techno-mage  15 hours back

                So how is it different from smoking shaming? Let's at least be consistent in our reasoning. I struggle with depression and anxiety, and constantly being looked down on, not to mention TAXED TO DEATH, for smoking is no less wrong than the obesity subject.

                • Russ The Troubadour
                  Russ The Troubadour  17 hours back

                  Did Bill Maher ever respond to this ?

                  • MRVEGAS
                    MRVEGAS  17 hours back

                    Wow... I can't believe Bill Maher did that. What a cunt, I hope he gets fired from HBO because this is not the first time he has fucked up on that show. At one point people are going to be done and he'll be stuck doing videos on YouTube instead of a major cabo TV channel, as he should.

                    • ariana9099
                      ariana9099  18 hours back

                      I mean, of course you were triggered... But maybe you should think more about what he said

                      • phoboskitty m
                        phoboskitty m  19 hours back

                        England is not Europe, the UK has similar obesity issues to the US, the REST of Europe is much slimmer...

                        Also Maher is a comedian making jokes, other comedians should get this

                        • Callum Ager
                          Callum Ager  19 hours back

                          How to stop fat shaming.

                          Don’t be fat.

                          • fenpom39
                            fenpom39  22 hours back

                            Well said!!

                            • Christian McAllister
                              Christian McAllister  22 hours back

                              I get it no one should be bullied but we do have an obesity problem that needs to be brought to light more WITHOUT BEING A BULLY! It’s not ok to be unhealthy! We all want long lived fun lives. We have to be more aware and understanding

                              • cro4591
                                cro4591  24 hours back

                                Mixed feelings about this.
                                I think many people would rather 'feel good about being overweight' than to do the work it would take to lose it.
                                If someone is completely comfortable with their diet and weight, fantastic, I'm all support.
                                But it is absolutely clear that the 'political' fat celebration from 'Lizzo' etc. is a less than sincere attitude from most people.

                                • James ODowd
                                  James ODowd  24 hours back

                                  Lose 8 stone naturally and safe with keto, eat like a king at breakfast a pauper at lunch and a easent at dinner, I used to weight 21 n half stone now I'm 13 stone :) scientifically proven

                                  • Taryn Gavin
                                    Taryn Gavin  1 days back

                                    What frustrates me about fat shaming is you are judging a person based on where they are right now at this moment in time, not only without knowing anything of their struggles, but also not knowing where they have come from... so yes that guy is overweight, but did you know he lost 20kg in the last year? Leave the judgement to God, and move on with your life. As Taylor Swift says shade never made anyone less gay, it also doesn't make anyone less fat.

                                    • The Refractor
                                      The Refractor  1 days back

                                      Generally I'm not a fan of Corden, but he knocked it out of the park here and I have a lot of respect for what he's doing

                                      • Araali
                                        Araali  1 days back

                                        I like how he countered him while acknowledging the health risk and seriousness behind the issue.

                                        • Cynthia May
                                          Cynthia May  2 days back

                                          Both sides are right because I think he meant shaming the corporations that put crap in food and lack of education about it. Nobody should actually be shamed for being fat, it is not something I would wish upon anyone! Fat jokes are boring.

                                          • Cynthia May
                                            Cynthia May  2 days back

                                            I believe he meant NOT shaming the individual but shaming the corporations. He always tries to be edgy and is a shock jock but if you watch the whole clip, it all falls together as a plea to fix this epidemic. <3 It is a serious problem and is a worse crisis than opioids. We need to start teaching people at a young age what certain foods do to you, the good and the bad! Shame on us all! :/
                                            We focus on fatty foods but it's about too much sodium, saturated fat, preservatives and sugar/high fructose in processed foods without enough fiber. Balance this out and read labels.

                                            • Likhita Karanam
                                              Likhita Karanam  2 days back


                                              • Abel Abebe
                                                Abel Abebe  2 days back

                                                It's parents responsibility, my kids will simply not be allowed to be fat untill the age of 18

                                                • jjj1951
                                                  jjj1951  2 days back

                                                  How about obese shaming?

                                                  • joseph Napolitano
                                                    joseph Napolitano  2 days back

                                                    It's a lot more complex... Not really eat less and exercise more pretty simple. Poverty is also not a good excuse. When I was poor I bought the cheapest food. Guess what rice, bananas, potatoes, eggs, and chicken are all the cheapest shit you can get. It's literally the body builder get shredded diet. People just like the crutch of fast food and chips. It's not an excuse and money isn't the issue.

                                                    • P.S
                                                      P.S  2 days back

                                                      5:05 Unfortunately for James he is European no more. Brexiter's made sure of that.
                                                      5:15 Never mind

                                                      • yuchiha baruto
                                                        yuchiha baruto  1 days back

                                                        P.S Brexit doesn’t change the fact that the UK is in europe lmao - the EU isn’t Europe

                                                    • Justin Marion
                                                      Justin Marion  2 days back

                                                      I agree with Bill. You get so much shit for smoking now a days. But we have to just accept fat people and pay for their condition because we can't hurt their feelings?

                                                      • B Lambz
                                                        B Lambz  2 days back

                                                        Lmao Bill's right. You cant quit cheeseburgers like I cant quit cigarettes, at least I can admit it's from a lack of willpower.

                                                        Should call this shit show "Triggered with James Corden".

                                                        • daudi dåudi
                                                          daudi dåudi  2 days back

                                                          Thar leptine gene doesnt exist in africa

                                                          • daudi dåudi
                                                            daudi dåudi  2 days back

                                                            You got it out of context and i urge everyone to search the original on youtube

                                                            • jason jorgensen
                                                              jason jorgensen  2 days back

                                                              As a person who was obese for a very long time, fat shaming is horrible, but obesity toleration and promotion isn't good either. The worst thing someone can do is tell you you don't have a problem.

                                                              • aron ra dillahunty for God

                                                                After Bill Maher said that I put the ice cream back in the freezer and picked up my weights.

                                                                • Selina Ali
                                                                  Selina Ali  2 days back

                                                                  Katie Hopkins and Ricky Gervais are two Brits that profit from fat shaming because it gives them notoriety. Perhaps James should address them too

                                                                  • ijw z
                                                                    ijw z  2 days back

                                                                    fatty mcfat face couldn't handle the truth

                                                                    • siân diann
                                                                      siân diann  2 days back

                                                                      I kinda see Bill’s point tho... we can’t glorify bad health but we shouldn’t bully people just for being overweight

                                                                      • MrJuise22
                                                                        MrJuise22  2 days back

                                                                        People are fat just because they are lazy, i was 120kg and now i am 90kg. I was "too busy" to take care of my body, it is not hard to lose those extra kg. Bill is right in this.

                                                                        • Movie World
                                                                          Movie World  2 days back

                                                                          Bill Maher is right!!!!!!

                                                                          • Miguel Nava
                                                                            Miguel Nava  2 days back

                                                                            Most of bill mauers weight comes from his top heavy nose 😂

                                                                            • gsciglia1
                                                                              gsciglia1  2 days back

                                                                              While he’s worried about fat shaming, I’m worried about late night comedy not being about comedy anymore, but instead talking points from the new religion... disguised in comedy.. that’s what’s shameful!!!

                                                                              • willie billie
                                                                                willie billie  2 days back

                                                                                this rant is incredibly stupid...he doesn't even understand how leptin works...YOU cause the leptin problem by giving in every time you want food, that's how leptin and ghrelin work, the problem goes away if you stop binging and giving in to every impulse you have to eat...poverty does not cause obesity, and neither do any of the other things he's babbling about....how many obese people were in the nazi concentration camps? Would you consider those people poor? [email protected] idiocy of this dude

                                                                                • KanchoKomancho
                                                                                  KanchoKomancho  2 days back

                                                                                  Anxious and depressed perpetual adolescents. Fat shaming is not bullying. It’s just not. It’s primarily an issue related to personal (i)responsibility and (lack of) discipline. Plus, no-one has the right not to be offended.

                                                                                  • S P
                                                                                    S P  2 days back

                                                                                    I loved this! It has got to be appreciated from what a respectful and caring place James explained it all. He didn‘t feel the need to get down to the „fat-shamers“ level, but instead took the time to educate on the issue. This is such a strength! Education is power, people! Love is power, not hate! ❤️

                                                                                    • Jonathan and Monika Roberts

                                                                                      Well said, James! Well said!

                                                                                      • GLAM DOLL
                                                                                        GLAM DOLL  2 days back

                                                                                        Bravo James Cordon! Shaming never has nor ever will do anything positive for anyone! Love and compassion will! Bill Mahr is an asshole. You never know in life what can happen. Bill could get fat and James could get a six pack! I've seen rich people lose money and Visa versa. You never know!

                                                                                        • lv
                                                                                          lv  2 days back

                                                                                          This was really well responded from James. He's gained a bit more respect from me.

                                                                                          • kadomox
                                                                                            kadomox  2 days back

                                                                                            Every Libertarian started on third and thinks he hit a triple

                                                                                            • Alen Napotnik
                                                                                              Alen Napotnik  2 days back

                                                                                              Speaking as someone who used to be really fat but lost a lot weight -

                                                                                              Fat shaming is a wrong way to go, but fat body positivity is a also a wrong way to go. Being fat just isn't healthy. And honestly, I don't like the excuses. I used to make them myself. While it is true that some people have medical problems that cause them to get fat, the reality is that for most people is just about changing their lifestyle. That's it. I was fat my whole childhood. Eating unhealthy food, drinking sweet drinks all the time and not exercising. Then when I was 18 I decided to change that. I changed my diet and took up running and got really into it. It's hard yes, but it's all about determination.

                                                                                              I completely changed my lifestyle. In one year I was already doing some running races. My weight has fluctuated since then, but it's never been at its max again. And even when I gained some weight back, I didn't make excuses. I knew I was just lazy again and needed to start exercising. Now I'm at my lowest ever. Honestly for the majority of people is just about getting their ass off the couch and eating healthy, normal-sized portions of food.

                                                                                              • Morgan McCaffrey
                                                                                                Morgan McCaffrey  2 days back

                                                                                                That was fucking awesome