New York Restaurant Owner Bans ‘Tiny Cretin’ James Corden After Late Night Host Is Allegedly ‘Abusive’ to Waitstaff, Rescinds Ban After Corden Supposedly Apologizes
James Corden has officially joined the club of talk show hosts who are apparently mean off camera.
The Late Late Show host came under fire Monday (Oct. 17) after New York restaurateur Keith McNally accused him of being "abusive" toward restaurant staff, resulting in the talk show host's ban from McNally's restaurants.
"James Corden is a hugely gifted comedian, but a tiny cretin of a man," McNally wrote on Instagram Monday, calling Corden "the most abusive customer" his restaurants have ever seen in 25 years.
"I don't often 86 a customer ... today I 86'd Corden. It did not make me laugh," McNally continued, giving two examples of Corden's alleged bad restaurant behavior.
McNally detailed how Corden allegedly became "extremely nasty" after finding a hair in his food on one occasion, which McNally emphasized happens at all restaurants once in a while.
He claimed Corden demanded another round of drinks and for all of his table's previous drinks to be "taken care of" so that he wouldn't "write any nasty reviews in Yelp."
A second incident allegedly occurred on Oct. 9, when Corden and his wife went to the Balthazar restaurant for brunch.
"Mr. Corden's wife ordered an egg yolk omelette with gruyere cheese and salad. A few minutes after they received the food, James called their server, M. K. and told her there was a little bit of egg white mixed with the egg yolk," McNally shared.
After the kitchen remade the dish, but with home fries instead of salad, Corden apparently began "yelling."
"You can't do your job! You can't do your job! Maybe I should go into the kitchen and cook the omelette myself!" Corden allegedly yelled at the server.
After the issue was smoothed over by the manager, McNally claimed Corden was still "nasty" to the server.
The embarrassing tale made the rounds online, with many people dragging Corden's alleged rude behavior. However, McNally made another Instagram post a few hours later to rescind Corden's ban after the comedian supposedly called him to apologize.
"James Corden just called me and apologized profusely. Having f---ed up myself more than most people, I strongly believe in second chances," McNally wrote. "Anyone magnanimous enough to apologize to a deadbeat layabout like me (and my staff) doesn’t deserve to be banned from anywhere. Especially Balthazar."
"All is Forgiven," McNally concluded.
However, this is hardly the first rumor that Corden behaves rudely off camera, including other alleged negative interactions with waitstaff.
"Considering the way James Corden treated people in the Broadway house I managed years ago, I’m actually surprised he hasn’t been banned from more than Balthazar," one person claimed on Twitter.
Corden has not issued any public statement as of publishing.