News | Entertainment
5 Jul 2022 9:45
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    James Corden has slammed America's "backward" gun laws

    The 43-year-old star - who has Max, 11, Carey, seven, and four-year-old Charlotte with wife Julia - admitted the idea of his kids being school shooting victims was "beyond comprehension" and hit out at firearms legislation in the US in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday (24.05.22)


    Speaking during a monologue after the recording of 'The Late Late Show', he said: "As a father, I can't imagine the horror of that phone call.

    "When I dropped my kids off at school this morning and kissed them goodbye, it doesn't cross your mind that that could ever be the last goodbye.

    "And the thought of that phone call, that your child is the victim in a mass shooting is beyond comprehension as a human being.

    "I'm so deeply sad for the families of these children, the trauma of the survivors and for the future these kids will never see.

    "It doesn't make sense to me. It doesn't reflect the country that I think America is, the America I have always admired.

    "You have a problem, you solve it.

    "Yet on this issue, America is one of the most backward places in the world."

    James highlighted the differences in other countries and admitted he won't be surprised to learn about further tragedies in the US in the coming weeks.

    He said: "This year, there have been no school shootings in England, there have been no school shootings in Japan. This year, there have been no school shootings in Australia.

    "This year, there have been 27 school shootings in America and 212 mass shootings and we are just five months into the year.

    "I'll probably be stood here in a week or two, talking about another place.

    "Words of thoughts and prayers will come from our leaders but I fear change never will.

    "I hold out hope that this country will eventually change this senseless gun culture and my heart simply goes out to every person in Texas tonight."

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     05 Jul: Elliot Page is on his "first dating app ever"
     05 Jul: Sarah Ferguson was in "fairytale land" when she married Prince Andrew and would "do it all over again" if she could
     05 Jul: Jerry Hall has filed for divorce from Rupert Murdoch
     05 Jul: Bret Michaels has thanked fans for their support after he was rushed to hospital during the week
     05 Jul: at the start of his career
     05 Jul: Cheryl Ladd is hoping to land a deal to write a tell-all book about her life in Hollywood
     05 Jul: Simon Cowell broke Sinitta's heart when he started dating Lauren Silverman
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Hamilton's Waikato Stadium and Auckland's North Harbour Stadium have been announced as host cities for the first play-off tournament at the women's World Cup next year More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    The number of people wanting to borrow money is expected to keep falling More...



     Today's News

    Business:
    The number of people wanting to borrow money is expected to keep falling 9:29

    Entertainment:
    Elliot Page is on his "first dating app ever" 9:08

    Entertainment:
    Sarah Ferguson was in "fairytale land" when she married Prince Andrew and would "do it all over again" if she could 8:38

    Rugby:
    Hamilton's Waikato Stadium and Auckland's North Harbour Stadium have been announced as host cities for the first play-off tournament at the women's World Cup next year 8:19

    Health & Safety:
    Greater diversity of care is required to improve the mental health of children and teens 8:09

    Entertainment:
    Jerry Hall has filed for divorce from Rupert Murdoch 8:08

    Business:
    A lack of consumer confidence is taking a bite out of demand for credit 7:59

    Rugby League:
    The Warriors will make the most of their bye week, after a busy but rewarding homecoming 7:59

    Health & Safety:
    New figures reveal at least one Aucklander is being hospitalised with stabbing-related injuries every day 7:49

    Environment:
    Two thirds of the country are in for some heavy rain this afternoon 7:39


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd