James Corden has been honoured with an OBE in the New Year Honours list and it turns out most Twitter users don't think he's worthy of it.
Many have questioned what his contributions to Britain are and asserted that he was undeserving of the accolade. Incidentally, he was recognised for his services to drama.
Other 2015 OBE winners include Sheridan Smith (who Corden acted alongside in Gavin and Stacey), Emily Watson and Oscar-nominated screenwriter William Nicholson.
Corden said he is “thrilled, overwhelmed and honoured to be recognised in such a way” and that his family are “very proud”, but Twitter indicates that they may be among the few to be pleased for him.
There has never been a better argument for abolishing the Honours List than giving James Corden an OBE.; Jon Hill (@bats_everywhere) December 31, 2014
About as funny as a dipped chocolate biscuit drifting to the bottom of your tea cup is James Corden. He gets an OBE. #pointlesstwat; Maf*Bryan (@snout64) December 31, 2014
So James Corden gets an OBE, proof that the honours system is a bloated, unfunny load of rubbish.; Rob Mortlock (@Rob_Mortlock) December 31, 2014
James Corden getting an OBE? #brokenbritain; Mark (@yokelbear) December 31, 2014
James Corden OBE ! That's it I'm off shopping before a rant about feudal systems and unfunny court jesters; Grenville Williams (@TrentBridge1) December 31, 2014
James Corden given an OBE. The country is most certainly dumbing down; Splodgey (@Sebpercelodge) December 31, 2014
James Corden OBE? You've got The Wrong Man.; Liz Buckley (@liz_buckley) December 28, 2014
Corden, who received mixed reviews for his hosting role at the 2014 Brits, is known for his performances in Gavin and Stacey (for which he won a BAFTA in 2008 for Best Male Comedy Performance), The History Boys and One Chance, in which he plays Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts.
In March 2015, the actor will replace Craig Ferguson as CBS chat show host on The Late Late Show, which is expected to see his US profile rise considerably.Reuse content