We’ve been fibbed to. By some people in Hollywood.
I know, I know. It’s a shock, and it may be difficult to accept at first. But it’s important that we, the media, hold people to account when they attempt to conceal information that’s in the public interest.
People like Late Late Show host James Corden who sometimes only pretends to drive that Range Rover on his popular Carpool Karaoke segment.
Watch: One of James Corden’s favourite Carpool Karaoke eps.
Thanks to a brave whistleblower/some bloke who happened to be sitting outside a Los Angeles cafe when Corden “drove” past, we have video proof that all wheel-turning and watching-the-road is straight-up TV trickery.
The clip shows the famous SUV — complete with Justin Bieber in the passenger seat — being dragged along on a trailer.
“Saw James Corden and Justin Bieber filming Carpool Karaoke and this is why I have trust issues,” the valiant citizen journalist Tweeted, “he isn’t even driving!”
People were maaaad.
There were fervent calls to change the name of the segment to “car-pull karaoke”.
Others simply lamented the betrayal.
For some, it was literally the stuff of nightmares.
In an effort to quell the anger, Late Late Show Executive Producer Ben Winston issued a hurried statement via Twitter.
“James always drives during Carpool!” he wrote.
“Sometimes when there is a stunt component and its unsafe to drive, we will use a rig. But that’s only happened 4 times in 50 or so carpools.”
Alright, alright. We’ll allow it. Safety first and all that.