When weighing in on the tragedy that occurred at Robb Elementary School, the 'Late Late Show with James Corden' host describes America as 'one of the most backward places in the world.'

AceShowbiz - James Corden and Stephen Colbert are among celebrities who are left devastated by the fatal shooting in Uvalde, Texas. When weighing in on the incident that killed at least 19 children and three adults at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday, May 24, the two late-night hosts urged gun control reform in America.

In a re-recorded opening monologue of "The Late Late Show with James Corden", James, who is a father of three, said, "When I drop my kids off at school this morning and kiss them goodbye, it doesn't cross your mind that that could ever be the last goodbye." He added, "The thought of that phone call-that your child is the victim of a mass shooting-is beyond comprehension as a human being."

"I'm so deeply sad for the families of these children, the trauma of the survivors and for the future these kids will never see," the English native further lamented. He went on to share his heartbreaking frustration over "the number of people who must think this is an OK byproduct to never make meaningful changes to gun laws," adding, "It doesn't make sense to me. It doesn't reflect the country that I think America is."

Reflecting on the U.S.'s strengths, the 43-year-old comedian acknowledged that U.S. is "on the forefront of medicine, of technology, of innovation." Unfortunately, when it comes to the issue of gun violence, he said "America is one of the most backward places in the world."

"This year, there have been no school shootings in England. This year, there have been no school shootings in Japan," the actor/singer continued. "This year, there have been 27 school shootings in America and 212 mass shootings and we are just five months into the year."

"Words of thoughts and prayers will come from our leaders, but I fear change never will," he concluded his speech. "I hold out hope that this country will eventually wake up and change this senseless gun culture, while my heart simply goes out to every single person in Texas tonight."

As for Stephen, he delivered his own emotinal monologue on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert". He stated, "We learned of an unspeakable shooting in Uvalde, Texas today. And while we can add our prayers for the dead... There is nothing that can ever be said that can approach the immeasurable grief of those families. But, while we're at it, let's pray this time that our leaders show a modicum of courage in trying to prevent this from ever happening again."

Stressing that "prayers won't end this," the 58-year-old pointed out, "Voting might so." He further elaborated, "When you vote, ask yourself this question: 'Who, running for office, has publicly stated that they're willing to do anything and everything in their power to protect your children from the criminally insane number of guns in America?' "

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