Celebrity·Posted on Feb 3, 2021James Corden Is Facing Backlash After Getting A Golden Globe Nomination For His "Offensive" Portrayal Of A Gay ManInteresting choice, Golden Globes.by Stephen LaConteBuzzFeed Staff The 2021 Golden Globe nominations just came out, and they're being met with fierce backlash online. Jason Laveris / FilmMagic There were some shocking snubs (where the fuck was I May Destroy You, one of the most acclaimed shows of the year???) as well as some questionable inclusions. Suffice it to say, people are pissed. E. Alex Jung @e_alexjung i may destroy the golden globes 02:38 PM - 03 Feb 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite One of the most controversial nominations of the day went to James Corden for his role in the Netflix musical The Prom. Netflix Corden plays a gay character in the film, and his performance was heavily criticized by members of the LGBTQ+ community, with many deeming it "stereotypical" and "offensive." Phillip @MajorPhilebrity The unrepentant violence that is James Corden doing a homophobic portrayal of a gay man in a musical about gay rights. 04:11 AM - 12 Dec 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @MajorPhilebrity James, a straight man, put on some cartoonishly effeminate mannerisms and a "gay accent" for the film. Many wondered why his role couldn't have gone to a gay actor. Jack Duncan🔻 @JackDunc1 Setting aside personal views on James Corden, one of the biggest problems of hiring a straight actor to play a gay role is that their interpretation of what 'gay' means will so often be stereotypical and problematic. At least if it's a gay actor that's less of a problem. 04:28 PM - 13 Dec 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @JackDunc1 james fishon @jamesfishon So... we couldn't get a gay man to play James Corden's role in #TheProm ? They were all too busy? Do we still think it's kosher to have non-LGBTQIA people playing aggressively flamboyant, stereotypical gay characters? Does anyone ever learn? LMK. 02:56 AM - 13 Dec 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @jamesfishon Well, James now has a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination for that performance, and the backlash was immediate. Peter Knegt @peterknegt James Corden's Golden Globe nomination for The Prom is a hate crime. 01:41 PM - 03 Feb 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @peterknegt Frank Costa @feistyfrank James Corden getting a Golden Globe nomination for his offensive and mediocre performance in The Prom... it’s giving Aluminum Globes 02:43 PM - 03 Feb 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @feistyfrank 𝕝𝕛𝕨𝕣 • Lewis 😷 @ljwr_ James Corden in the prom pushed the gay rights movement back by a few decades and he got nominated for a golden globe 02:57 PM - 03 Feb 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @ljwr_ People really want to know WTF is going on over at the Golden Globes: Rachel E. Greenspan @rach_greenspan ur telling me james “doing a vague impression of a gay person circa 1990” corden was nominated for a golden globe for THAT? 02:16 PM - 03 Feb 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @rach_greenspan Carrie Courogen @carriecourogen Golden Globe nominee James Corden 02:47 PM - 03 Feb 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @carriecourogen Gay people are once again pointing out how ridiculous Corden's performance was: Ben Yahr @benyahr James Corden got nominated for acting that gay for like an hour. I’ve done it for three decades and have nothing to show for it but body dysmorphia and some Chromatica Oreos. 03:34 PM - 03 Feb 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @benyahr Justin Randall @imjustinrandall James Corden acts gay for two hours and gets a Golden Globe nomination, I act straight for 23 years and all I get is trauma 04:17 PM - 03 Feb 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @imjustinrandall David Opie 🌈 @DavidOpie So #JamesCorden has just been nominated for Best Actor at the #GoldenGlobes 01:48 PM - 03 Feb 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @DavidOpie And many questioned how James Corden got a nomination for The Prom while his costar, Meryl Streep, received nothing: jo an 🍑 @missspaulson golden globe awards be like meryl streep james corden 02:28 PM - 03 Feb 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @missspaulson Ł 🫐 @mlstreeplover JAMES CORDEN AND NOT MERYL STREEP 01:45 PM - 03 Feb 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @mlstreeplover vee @drunkeviestoker james corden getting nominated for a golden globe but not meryl streep for the prom, thats why they call it the comedy category! 01:45 PM - 03 Feb 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @drunkeviestoker James has yet to respond to the backlash, but we'll update you if he does. Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images You can check out the full list of 2021 Golden Globe nominations — if you dare.