When the story of the protests against the killing of George Floyd and police brutality is written, I hope that the contribution of K-pop fans from the cross the globe is included. Over the weekend, BTS announced that the uber-popular South Korean band had donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement. Well, the BTS Army saw that as a worthy cause call to action: in the next 24-hours, the force of musical nature would double the band's original contribution, under the hashtag #MatchTheMillion. But for them, it was about more than raising money. The BTS army sent its legion out across social media to spam hashtags like #WhiteLivesMatter and other controversial and hateful hashtags and trends with K-pop-loving content.
Well, count CBS late-night talk show host James Corden as one of those who appreciated both the fundraising efforts as well as the "kill them with K-pop" approach to social media activism. So as a musical "thank you" to the band's fans, Corden released a previously unseen performance of "Baby Shark" (with an interesting second song choice for mash-up) by BTS from their February visit to "Carpool Karaoke." While we'll be the first ones to say that it's not exactly Cardi B and Bruno Mars' "Finesse," it does make the notorious brain-bleeder a little less bloody:
Each weeknight, The Late Late Show with James Corden throws the ultimate late night after party with a mix of celebrity guests, edgy musical acts, games and sketches. Corden differentiates his show by offering viewers a peek behind-the-scenes into the green room, bringing all of his guests out at once and lending his musical and acting talents to various sketches. Additionally, bandleader Reggie Watts and the house band provide original, improvised music throughout the show. Since Corden took the reigns as host in March 2015, he has quickly become known for generating buzzworthy viral videos, such as "Carpool Karaoke."
Hosted by Corden with Reggie Watts as bandleader, The Late Late Show with James Corden is executive produced by Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe. Filmed in CBS Television City, in Los Angeles, California, the late-night talk/variety show is produced by CBS Productions.