James Corden “longs for the day” when equality is the social norm

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Actor and TV host James Corden has said he “longs for the day” when equality is the social norm.

Speaking at the Glamour Awards as he accepted his Man of the Year award, Corden thanked his wife, daughter, mum, sister and his former Gavin & Stacey co-star, Ruth Jones.

He continued, speaking about his cover for the magazine back in July, which featured Corden in a Dior shirt emblazoned with the slogan, ‘We should all be feminists’.

He said, “The truth is, wearing that t-shirt on that magazine, it didn’t even occur to me that it would be anything that would even be considered as brave, because I don’t think it should be.”

“I long for the day when it isn’t a time where we talk about women’s rights or equality or any of those things, and it would just be a matter of fact of the world that we’re living in.”

Corden has previously advocated for women’s rights and gender equality. In May 2016, Corden was joined by Cyndi Lauper to perform “Girls just want to have fun” with a feminist twist.

In a March edition of The Late Late Show, Corden demonstrated what the show would become without its female staff, in honour of A Day Without Women.

In August, last year Corden also tweeted his support of two Irish women travelling to the UK seeking an abortion. He tweeted, “…You’re not on your own in this.”

“So many people are with you.”

Alison Simpson
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