Kim Saira is absolutely sickened by the response.
The TikTok star behind the viral petition to cancel James Corden’s “Spill Your Guts” segment on “The Late Late Show” has reportedly received hate messages – including death threats and calls for she “contemplates suicide” – during her campaign.
“I certainly received a lot of reluctance, especially from non-Asian whites,” Saira told TMZ of the worrying backlash online. The controversy began when the cultural activist started a petition on Change.org demanding that Corden, 42, reverse or change what she called a recurring “insensitive” passage in which celebrities are forced to answer tough questions or eat “coarse” foods.
As she pointed out in a previous TikTok video, many supposedly disgusting dishes included embryonic duck eggs, chicken feet and other delicacies “regularly eaten by Asians.” As a further penance, Saira implored the creator of “Carpool Karaoke” to apologize and donate to organizations working to help Asian businesses.
And while the petition garnered over 45,000 signatures on Tuesday morning and even prompted Corden to post a mea culpa, it also reportedly spawned a tsunami of vitriol from online trolls.
“My main platform is Instagram and I get a lot of hate and death threats almost every day, I’ll wake up from it or even in my emails,” the beleaguered internet personality told TMZ.
Indeed, screenshots from Saira’s now-deleted Instagram account illustrate hate messages, in which cyberbullies call her a “crying baby” and tell her to “consider suicide”.
“If I create a GoFundMe account to help you buy lifelong pacifiers, please stop whining and crying about things that bother you because you don’t have a sense of humor” , said one reviewer.
In addition to the internet bullying, Saira claimed her Instagram account was banned from the shadows because so many people reported it.
The allegedly wronged influencer also shot Corden, who she said did not properly redeem “SPG”.
“He didn’t apologize,” Saira told TMZ. “He made a one-sentence statement. It really disappointed me… I cried a lot about it.
She was referring to the late-night host’s appearance on “The Howard Stern Show,” in which he undertook to adjust the “disgusting foods” featured in the skit.
“We’ve heard this story, and the next time we do that, we’re not involving or using any of these foods at all,” Corden told the radio icon last week. “Like you said at the start, our show is about joy, light and love – we don’t want to put on a show to upset anyone.”
In accordance, the British artist had suggested that the future iteration of “Spill Your Guts” feature “coarse” delicacies of the higher octane, artery-clogging variety.
Nonetheless, Saira believes he “should also donate to Asian organizations.”