James Corden Responds To Trump's Ban With Eye-Opening Airport Video

by
"Freedom of movement should be this easy for all legal immigrants. Not just the white and Christian ones," Corden writes at the end of a self-filmed video.

Comedian and "The Late Late Show" host James Corden understands his own white privilege. With one short video, he's putting on blast the unjust discrepancy that exists right here in America. 

Following President Donald Trump's immigration ban, which blocks people in seven Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the United States, Corden chose to take a stand — simply, yet powerfully. 

In the clip ahead, Corden, who is a legal immigrant, films his trip through the LAX airport. For him, this is easy: He's not a minority, and he's not an immigrant. 

The clip starts in a cab on Corden's way to the international terminal, and then ends just before he boards his flight. The process is seamless and hassle-free.

In the final scene, a message displays across the screen:

"Today, James flew out of Los Angeles. So all of our shows this week have been pre-taped. Freedom of movement should be this easy for all legal immigrants. Not just the white and Christian ones."

YouTube users are showing their support for Corden's stance in an array of uplifting comments, but this one, in particular, provides hope and light at the end of a long and dark tunnel:

"As a Muslim I am heartened to see the tremendous support shown by Americans of all faith and race and social position, in regard to this travel ban. I applaud their bravery in standing up in large numbers and in cold weather, for what is right and basic human decency. Hope the US government, that is by the people and FOR the people will realize the error on their approach to this. Believe me not all Muslims think US is bad, from what we see this [sic], prove the greatness of American people and the country."

All is not lost, it seems.  

Banner and thumbnail credit: Reuters, Mario Anzuoni

Carbonated.TV
View Comments

Recommended For You