James Corden fires back after troll tweets 'I hope his kid gets cancer'

Erin Donnelly

James Corden is speaking up after an anonymous troll crossed the line and wished ill on the TV personality’s children.

The Late Late Show host was targeted by an angry Twitter commenter who blasted the “fat f**k” for referencing a plot point from Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones while making a joke about Donald Trump’s tariff war with China. Though the commenter admitted having already watched the episode, he or she accused Corden of “spoiling” the show for Game of Thrones fans.

Photo by: John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 6/5/18 James Corden at the premiere of "Ocean's 8" in New York City.
James Corden spoke up after a troll made an "upsetting" comment about his family. (Photo: John Nacion/STAR MAX)

But it was the troll’s next comment that sparked outcry from Corden and his fans.

The inflammatory post has since been deleted, but read, “It’s f****d up you can’t even watch TV without a fat f**k spoiling something. Luckily I got to see it before this, but seriously I hope his kid gets cancer.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: James Corden and his wife Julia Carey attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art  on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
Corden and wife Julia Carey have three children: a son, Max, and daughters Carey and Charlotte. (Photo: Pierre Suu/GC Images)

Though the hateful message was posted on the Twitter account for The Late Late Show, Corden responded from his personal account. The 40-year-old father of three called the cancer jab “the single most upsetting thing I think you could ever say about me or my family” and shamed the troll for writing it.

But the troll was defiant, firing back, “It was a joke, you know like this segment was.” That tweet has also been deleted.

A clearly disgusted Corden responded by tweeting, “My hope for [your child] is that they never get to read that their mother or father would wish cancer on any child as a ‘a joke.’”

He wasn’t the only one outraged by the cancer comment, which his fans called “sick” and “pure, unadulterated, fully baked venom of the worst lowliest kind.” Many praised him for taking the high road.

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