The image flashed up on the screen and he joked, "These Hollywood phonies kissing up to Sean Spicer are disgusting".
Sean Spicer's tenure as press secretary for the White House under Donald Trump was heavily lambasted, notably for him making statements, that are often contradictory of presented facts, with a great deal of conviction.
On the one hand, being able to laugh at yourself is a good thing.
Trying to make a joke out of consistently and shameless lying to the media on behalf of a sitting president is... well, at absolute best, it's very fucking dark.
Spicer, who quickly rose to stardom through his regularly aggressive bouts with White House journalists, and of course, forgetting our Prime Minister's name, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show to discuss everything from his time with the guy who is still (can you believe it?) the leader of the free world. The overwhelming sentiment seems to be, "What the ever-loving fuck?"
He admitted that some people had been "disappointed" by the photo, and added: "I'm disappointed by it as well".
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Corden, 39, who has often criticised Mr Trump on his US TV show, had not responded to the backlash last night. "In truth, I'm disappointed by it as well", he continued.
And Corden was criticised over the image, which appeared to show the chat show host leaning in to give the politician a kiss on the check, while Spicer pulled a amusing face.
"They came up with a concept, and I thought it was kinda amusing". "I have been reading a lot of harsh comments on Twitter today, and I hear you loud and clear, truly, I do".
But just in case you thought this was going to be an actual apology? No. "So much so, I'm really starting to regret that carpool karaoke we've taped with Steve Bannon". I'm not one of these people who has a couple of drinks and goes around kissing people that I don't know. Like the United Nations speech today. Did you see the jaws drop on twitter?
He then took a somewhat more serious tone.