Why One Direction Fans Are Angry With James Corden

James Corden has incurred the wrath of content-starved One Direction fans after a producer on his show teased releasing old footage of the boyband.

The group hasn't performed together in years and fans are desperate for something, anything 1D related and the late-night host has become embroiled in a Twitter frenzy over it.

The Late Late Show caught fans' attention Wednesday when producer Ben Winston, teased some unseen footage of the group's Carpool Karaoke from 2015.

Responding to a 2017 tweet by a One Direction fan which read, "Now can you confirm you'll release the 1D McDonald's footage," Winston replied, "Ok. Tonight," before deleting the tweet, but not long before his name started trending worldwide, sending fans into a tizzy.

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(L-R) Singers Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Harry Styles of One Direction attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. Jeff Kravitz/AMA2014/FilmMagic/Getty

Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, made an appearance on the segment five years ago and it is to-date, the most watched Carpool Karaoke, with fans long begging to see unseen footage of a the lads' trip to a McDonalds at the time.

The group recently celebrated their 10th anniversary, which left their die-hard fans hoping for some sort of reunion or event to mark the occasion.

It seems as though those collective hopes are still high as spirits were indeed dampened when it turned out that Winston was joking.

This is what led fans to try to cancel James Corden and the Late Late Show.

As one upset person tweeted: "If James Corden doesn't give us any content we will be canceling the late late show." While another added: "james corden is once again proof, all men do is lie."

Many people condemned Corden and his show for getting their hopes up.

One tweet reads: "Remember when we genuinely thought that the boys were going to reunite with James Corden on the late late show for our 10 year anniversary and all we got was a website (that was broken for like 2 days) and 15 seconds of McDonald's' footage 2 months later."The whole thing led to Corden doing a monologue about the incident on his show. He posted a clip with the caption: "Guys, we all love the One Direction boys--but James isn't gonna commit a multitude of international crimes to get them back together, alright?"

Corden also joked about how hundreds of fans have asked him to "kidnap" the boys in an effort to get the band back together.

"The more people ask me to kidnap the boys, the less likely I am to do it," he joked.

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