James Corden: Bill O’Reilly’s controversial slavery comments continue to incite outrage.
On Tuesday’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor,” the TV host said slaves who worked on the White House were “well-fed” and had “decent lodgings.” His comments came as a reaction to Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention Monday, where she said, “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn … ”
After that, outlets were reporting that the divisive political commentator defended the use of slavery, while O’Reilly claimed he was being attacked by “media deceivers.”
On Wednesday, “Late Late Show” host James Corden sifted through the nonsense to explain the exact problem with O’Reilly’s remarks:
“If you’re a privileged older white man, maybe you should not be pointing out the positive aspects of slavery. In fact, never do — never, ever, ever, ever, ever — do that,” said Corden.
”The Late Late Show” airs weeknights at 12:37 a.m. ET on CBS.