United StatesJames Corden banned from a restaurant: he admits to having had an inappropriate attitude
The host was obnoxious with members of staff.
James Corden has admitted to being “rude” and “unpleasant” to a waiter at a New York restaurant.
Restaurateur Keith McNally claimed on social media last week that the host had been ‘mean’ to a member of staff over an order and had been ‘banned’ from dining at his Balthazar restaurant. After the controversy, James Corden called McNally to apologize and the two men reconciled.
The affair having created the buzz in the media, the British star made a point of talking about it in the introduction of his latest “Late Late Show”. “Whenever this kind of moment comes up, I like to have a pretty British attitude. Never complain, never explain. That’s my motto. But as my dad pointed out to me on Saturday, he was like, “Son, you complained. So you might have to explain yourself. Listen, when you make a mistake, you have to take responsibility,” he said.
“I made a rude comment and it sucked”
James Corden admitted he made a ‘rude sarcastic comment’ during the meal ‘in the heat of the moment’. “I didn’t shout or yell. I did not get up from my seat. I did not insult anyone or use derogatory language. I felt that I had done nothing wrong. But the truth is that I did something. I made a rude comment and it sucked. It was a pointless comment. It was ungrateful to the server,” he admitted.
James Corden also insisted that he “profusely apologized” to Keith McNally and his staff. “I called him straight away and told him how upset I was that someone was hurt by what I said. We had a good discussion. He appreciated the call. I was glad we were able to clear things up and felt like we worked it out privately. But by then the story was known. People were upset,” added James Corden, concluding by saying that he intended to return to the restaurant: “I love this place, the food, the atmosphere, the service.”