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James Corden trends online after ‘unusual visitors’ comment over BTS at UN

James Corden became a trending topic Wednesday due to his remarks over the appearance of BTS at the 76th United Nations General Assembly.

In a now deleted video earlier shared on “The Late Late Show” Twitter account that was captured by the group’s supporters, the English TV host said during his spiels that the UN had “unusual visitors.”

“It started with some pretty unusual visitors. BTS were there. BTS visited the UN. Although lots of people are saying, ‘why are BTS there?,’ the world leaders have no choice but to take BTS seriously,” said James.

“Historic moment. It actually marks the first time 15-year-old girls everywhere found themselves wishing that they were Secretary-General António Guterres,” he added.

His remarks became the subject of heated discussion among fans collectively known as ARMY, with some getting offended and others just shrugging it off.

“How is he gonna talk about BTS performing [and] attending UNGA when he’s literally demeaning them by calling their presence unusual and our fandom a bunch of 15 [year old] girls?” one Twitter user wrote.

“As of today, James Corden is not allowed to use Papa Mochi anymore. We really can’t trust anyone, everyone just wants clout,” said another one.

“James Corden, you better never call yourself an ARMY or Papa Mochi ever again. You’re just like everyone else.”

As of writing, James is one of the top trending topics worldwide and on Philippine Twitter.

On Monday, BTS attended the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moment of the UNGA as Republic of Korea President Moon Jae In’s Special Presidential Envoys for Future Generations and Culture.

In their speech, RM, V, J-Hope, Jin, Jimin, Jung Kook, and Suga encouraged everyone, especially the youth, to look forward to the future with a hopeful heart and welcome new challenges and change.

Apart from giving a speech, the group also performed their hit song “Permission to Dance” at the historic UN headquarters in New York.

The UN SDG Moment gathered leaders from all over the world to talk about how they could achieve the 17 SDGs, especially now in a global pandemic.

BTS delivered their first UNGA speech in 2018 and the second one in 2020.

The group has also partnered with UNICEF for the “Love Myself” campaign, which aims to end violence on children and teens worldwide, “with the hope of making the world a better place through music.” – RC, GMA News

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