Viewers seeing James Corden sitting in a car listening to music might expect a new carpool karaoke, the late night host’s wildly popular online segment, but this video is of a far more serious nature.
In a shaky, handheld video, likely shot on his personal phone, “The Late Late Show With James Corden” host filmed himself boarding a flight through LAX. It shows Corden asleep in the car, taking off his shoes, ordering a “yes, please grilled cheese,” and exchanging pleasantries with airport staff. In under two minutes, he is safely aboard his flight.
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At one point, Corden walks past peaceful protestors outside the international departures gate. One sign clearly says: “Let my people go,” referencing the famous American Negro Spiritual, “Go Down Moses.”
Text scrolling after Corden boards the plane reads: “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.” The purpose of this seemingly innocuous video comes into focus; in one simple plane ride, Corden calls attention to the injustice of Donald Trump’s 90-day travel ban for people from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
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Watch the powerful video below.
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