James Corden Finally Addresses the Controversial Photo of Him Kissing Sean Spicer

He knows it wasn't his best moment.

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Sean Spicer showed up at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, and everyone's attitude appeared to be: "LOL, Sean, what a guy!" Which, understandably, drew a lot of criticism from people who haven't forgotten the horrible things he did as press secretary to Donald Trump.

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And speaking of criticism, people were especially upset at Late Late Show host James Corden for this photo of him kissing Spicer on the cheek backstage:

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Now, Corden is apologizing for the kiss. Well, sort of. After joking that "these Hollywood phonies kissing up to Sean Spicer are disgusting," Corden offered a sincere mea culpa for the moment:

"I know you think that is a picture of me kissing Sean Spicer but, in the spirit of Sean Spicer, no it isn't," he joked. "To be fair, everyone was kissing ass last night at the Emmys. I just happened to kiss the biggest one there."

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"Understandably, some people have been disappointed by this photo," he continued. "In truth, I'm disappointed by it as well. I am, I've have been reading a lot of harsh comments on Twitter today, and I hear you loud and clear, truly, I do. So much so I'm really starting to regret that Carpool Karaoke that we've taped with Steve Bannon. Feels like a mistake today."

You can watch the apology in full over on CBS, and we'll update this post with a video as soon as one becomes available.

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