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James Corden Calls out Bill Maher for Fat-Shaming Segment


Bill Maher, the host of HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher, which I'm now just realizing is a ridiculous name for a show (Real Time? Not Real Talk? What does "Real Time" mean?), isn't exactly known for his tact or compassion. So when he had a segment on his show about our broken healthcare system, it was not a surprise that he decided to blame fat people for it and to call for fat-shaming to make a "comeback." 

"Being fat isn't a birth defect," Maher spits out. "We have gone to this weird place where fat is good. It's pointing out that fat is unhealthy, that's what's bad ... Fat-shaming doesn't need to end, it needs to make a comeback. Some amount of shame is good."

James Corden, the host of CBS's The Late Late Show with James Corden, realized after viewing this segment that he had a platform from which to address these harmful comments and a personal history of being fat-shamed in just the way that Bill Maher was suggesting. So he set aside some time on his show to respectfully call out Bill Maher and throw some facts about obesity and fat-shaming in his smug face.