James Corden, a man criticized for having very little talent and a boring show, has finally apologized to Keith McNally, the owner of the NYC restaurant Balthazar. The 44-year-old star was banned from the restaurant for his alleged rude behavior and treatment of staff. “James Corden just called me and apologized profusely,” McNally wrote on Instagram alongside Corden’s photo. “Having f—ed up myself more than most people, I strongly believe in second chances.” The owner had referred to Corden as an ‘awful person.’
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Then he made a joke about Corden being allowed to return to his restaurant with one condition, saying, “So if James Corden lets me host his Late Late Show for 9 months, I’ll immediately rescind his ban from Balthazar.” McNally went on to say: “No, of course not. But….anyone magnanimous enough to apologize to a deadbeat layabout like me (and my staff) doesn’t deserve to be banned from anywhere. Especially Balthazar.” “So Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Corden, Jimmy Corden. All is Forgiven. Xx.” he sent a clear message to Corden directly.
Hours after McNally claimed Corden was banned from Balthazar, the star allegedly apologized. The restaurant owner wrote: “James Corden is a Hugely gifted comedian, but a tiny Cretin of a man and the most abusive customer to my Balthazar servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago.”
He continued by describing Corden’s “funny man’s treatment of my staff” during two visits to his business and asserted that Corden had exhibited a similar attitude at McNally’s former restaurant, Cafe Luxembourg.
The first incident, according to McNally, occurred when Corden discovered a hair in his meal. On another occasion, Corden had complaints about his wife’s food, according to People.
McNally stated: “That’s when James Corden began yelling like crazy to the server: ‘You can’t do your job! You can’t do your job! Maybe I should go into the kitchen and cook the omelette myself!’ “
In a prior statement, McNally said he was “reluctant” to make these details public, but he “did so out of loyalty to restaurant servers everywhere.”