George Floyd protests: Val Demings tells James Corden racism is 'an American issue', fans hail her truth bombs
Calling George Floyd's death 'brutal and senseless', she said that the country has reached its tipping point and something needs to be done
On the 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' tonight, Rep Val Demings' (D-Fla) appearance shed light on the dire state of events in the country and discuss what can be done going forward to improve the conditions. "This protest doesn't just feel different, it is different," the Congresswoman said. Calling George Floyd's death "brutal and senseless", she said that the country has reached its tipping point and something needs to be done.
The former police officer and police chief of the Orlando Police Department called racism "an American issue". She said that people need to "begin to have a serious, safe discussion about racism in America". "We can't be too politically correct when we're talking about racism. We have to give people a safe space to be able to share their beliefs, biases, fears if we're ever going to be able to deal with it," she said. She also added that change cannot be brought by just one section of the society. "We need the police and the community to get this done." Her conversation with Corden was passionate and smart, tackling pertinent issues of police brutality, racism, the ongoing pandemic and the upcoming elections. Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on her ideas.
"Val Demings is doing a good job on #TheLateLateShow," tweeted one. "The great @RepValDemings is dropping truth bombs about this failed administration on #LateLateShow right now. She’s earned a new fan and follow here latelateshow love her!" tweeted another. "What a wise, inspiring woman. A political voice of reason in this deafening storm. We need you @RepValDemings," tweeted one viewer. "@RepValDemings You’re spot tonight on The Late, Late Show has been very inspiring. You are a person that all people should look up to and take inspiration from during these times. You’ve made my night!" added another.
Earlier in the show, Corden replaced his usual entree '3 Things to Cheer You Up' with '3 Things You Can Do To Help', where he discussed what one can do to help curb systemic racism and help those who are currently struggling. "Thank you @latelateshow @JKCorden for adapting your show to the current climate and using your platform to spread awareness. #3ThingsYouCanDoToHelp," tweeted a viewer. "@JKCorden having a new segment called 'Three Things You Can Do To Help' is one of the best things I've seen this week."