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18th Oct 2022

James Corden apologises after being abusive to restaurant staff

Kat O'Connor

Corden “yelled like crazy” at the staff.

Presenter James Corden has been hit with backlash after abusing staff at a popular New York restaurant.

The Late Late Show host and his wife were dining at Keith McNally’s restaurant Balthazar when Corden turned on the staff.

In a now-viral post, McNally revealed the British actor “yelled like crazy” at staff because his wife’s order was wrong.

McNally shared;

“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.”

Staff confirmed that Corden was rude to them on multiple occasions.

McNally detailed one of the incidents on his Instagram.

“James Corden was at Balthazar with his wife on October 9th for brunch.

The presenter kicked off because “there was a little bit of egg white mixed with the egg yolk”

“The kitchen remade the dish but unfortunately sent it with home fries instead of salad.

“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!”

“M.K. was very apologetic and brought G. over to the table. He returned the dish, and after that, everything was fine.

“G. said that Corden was pleasant to him but nasty to the server.’ M.K. was very shaken but professional that she is, continued to finish her shift.”

The restaurant owner revealed he 86-d the comedian, meaning he kicked him out and refused to serve him.

However, he has since lifted the ban on Corden because the actor apologised.

“James Corden just called me and apologized profusely.”

“I strongly believe in second chances.”