- A behind-the-scenes video revealed that James Corden doesn't actually drive during his Carpool Karaoke segments.
- The fans are betrayed. The fans are angry. The fans feel lied to.
- This is their story.
January 22nd was a pretty nice day, full of promise and hopeuntil Twitter user @zolihonig revealed that James Corden is NOT actually driving during the ever-popular and Emmy-winning TV segment Carpool Karaoke, and he actually just pretends to drive while his shiny black Range Rover is actually pulled around on the road by a truck in front of it.
Saw James corden and Justin Bieber filming carpool karaoke and this is why I have trust issues he isn't even driving! pic.twitter.com/bkP9moGJmu Zoli (@zolihonig)
But how could this be? We've seen Corden turn the wheel. We've seen him put his foot on the brake. We've even seen him, like, swerve out of the way of some unseen obstacle. Well, my dear reader, it turns out that Carpool Karaoke is Corden's finest acting job since his role as Bustopher Jones in Cats.
Fans were shocked at the news, and they made sure that betrayal was heard online:
JAMES CORDEN DOESNT EVEN DRIVE WHEN HE DOES CARPOOL KARAOKE WHAT THE FUCK DOES HE KEEP TURNING THR CAR FOR THEN THIS IS SOME ULTIMATE CLICKBAIT SHI pic.twitter.com/77KwryU9sJ even if I die it's you (@epiphanq)
James Corden pretending to be driving, but knowing damn well hes just getting pulled by a damn truck I- pic.twitter.com/Dvy89HvHD9 ivy marie (@ivysaysrawr)
petition for james corden to change the name from Carpool Karaoke to Carpull Karaoke pic.twitter.com/x1QB3Cc2y5 (@vxdhxx)
Muppets: 1 James Corden: 0 pic.twitter.com/Tg6Uj2HN41 Muppet History (@HistoryMuppet)
James Corden doesnt actually drive during Carpool Karaoke. Havent felt this betrayed since finding out Santa Claus isnt real pic.twitter.com/730wbblVB6 Chicks in the Office (@ChicksInTheOff)
the fact that james corden does not actually drive during the carpool karaokes makes me question EVERYTHING. Cole Giannasca (@imcolegiannasca)
But even in the midst of all of this outrage, there were a number of people that were like "dude, why would you ever think he was actually driving?"
Knowledge: Knowing James Corden doesn't actually drive during carpool karaoke Wisdom: Not letting it get in the way of enjoying the show, any car commercial or literally any high budget movie with driving scenes ever https://t.co/MfQKu1YUu2 Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD)
Really? People thought James Corden was actually driving during these skits? https://t.co/lzvI3kzYzF asphodel moon (@asphodelmoon)
everyone who thought james corden drove the car for the segment & is "betrayed" is dumb af like use ur common sense?? he and the guests often do distracting things for entertainment, it'd be dangerous to drive that way arc @_@/ (@hollyseoks)
Wait, so youre telling me James Corden isnt actually just picking up a random music star on his way into the office and having an impromptu jam session in traffic?!? My whole world is a lie... https://t.co/VHuS8XZuWm Joey Mattingly (@joeymattingly)
People hating on @JKCorden because he's not driving the care for @latelateshow #CarpoolKaraoke ... Honestly, what did they expect?? You genuinely think these celebrities would get in a car and have the actual driver only paying a little bit attention to the road Ned (@neddthomas)
Seeing tweets of people upset because they just learned that James Corden isnt actually driving during carpool karaoke... yall really thought he was driving while doing all that?? swamp witch (@jani_shope)
While they are actually 100% right, and safety should always comes first, it still stings to know that Mariah Carey wasn't really driven around by Corden, or that Michelle Obama had to smile and laugh through a fake car ride. And poor, poor Paul McCartney . Doesn't Sir Paul deserve to be actually chauffeured around?