Friends, I have some shocking and upsetting news. Today, it was revealed to the internet that Carpool Karaoke, the very popular and very entertaining segment of The Late Late Show With James Corden, is not what it seems. I know! Crazy!
Basically, someone posted a video on Twitter that shows how the segment is filmed. Apparently, the car James drives is actually being towed by a bigger truck, and the tires on are cute little wheels. This footage is (allegedly) from the upcoming Justin Bieber segment, and frankly, I am shook by this. Please watch for yourself.
James Corden doesnt even drive during carpool karaoke… This is why I have trust issues pic.twitter.com/x4Z0IJppPC
— Pop Crave (@PopCrava) January 23, 2020
Look, it’s not like I took Carpool Karaoke at face value. Obviously, James doesn’t just “run into” celebrities on his way to work. I’m a little bit naive, but I’m not THAT naive. However, I didn’t really put much thought into how the car driving actually works. During the clips, James very intentionally keeps his hands on the wheel. He even turns it! So I guess I maaaybe thought he was just driving??
Plus, they interact with other people on the road in nearly every segment, like at stoplights and stuff. So obviously it’s not a green-screen situation. Either way, I’m happy to know James isn’t participating in distracted driving. But here’s how I feel after learning this news:
I too was hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, lead astray!!!
— Ja Rule (@jarule) January 20, 2019
Again, it’s not like I thought the show was letting James loose into L.A. traffic with important celebs in the passenger seat, but knowing it for a fact has me spiralling. What’s next? Is someone going to tell me The Bachelor isn’t totally 100 per cent real? No, I simply refuse to accept that!!!
Update 1/23/2020, 5:32 p.m.: Okay, guys. Thank god. According to a statement, James DOES in fact drive… some of the time?? Per the statement from the show: ‘James always drives during ‘Carpool Karaoke.’ However, on the rare occasion when there is a stunt component and the producers feel it is unsafe to drive, we will use a rig (tow).’ I’m glad we can all breathe easier.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US