“It’s clear to me that the only troops we should be sending in right now are the BTS Army,” James Corden said Monday night on The Late Late Show. Corden dedicated a segment to the phenomenon of K-pop groups and their fandoms supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and the ongoing worldwide protests against police brutality.
This past Sunday, BTS donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter, which was quickly matched by more than 35,000 donors from the BTS Army. Meanwhile, since the beginning of the protests, K-pop fans around the globe have done their part to combat online racism by flooding social media tags like #AllLivesMatter and #WhiteLivesMatter with innocuous videos and GIFs of their favorite groups performing dance routines; they even shut down a surveillance tool used by the Dallas Police Department by spamming it with content.
As a thank-you for their generosity, Corden released an exclusive Late Late Show clip from when BTS appeared on “Carpool Karaoke.” The cut segment showed Corden and the band singing a round of “Baby Shark,” which quickly descended into chaos when they began yelling LMFAO and Lil Jon’s “Shots.”
“That’s a pretty good remix of ‘Baby Shark,’ guys!” Corden quipped afterward.