It’s not everyday you hear about a high-profile celeb being banned from an upscale restaurant, but that’s exactly what happened to James Corden. On October 17, it was reported that restaurant owner Keith McNally had banned the late-night talk show host Balthazar from his eatery, according to the Daily Mail, for allegedly being a “tiny cretin of a man” and being rude to his staff. But to those who’ve been paying attention to Corden’s offscreen antics for the past few years, this comes as no surprise. That’s because Corden has consistently managed to raise eyebrows for saying things about his guests and how he apparently snubbed his own wife during a flight.
Shortly after McNally’s ban broke, Twitter had a big day with stories about Corden’s past behavior. After all, there are a number of celebrities who can’t stand him. Some critics said, “Considering the way James Corden treated people at the Broadway house I ran years ago, I’m actually surprised he wasn’t left out of more than Balthazar’s,” while another said : “Everyone I know who’s come in contact with this man says he’s the rudest little prick they’ve ever met.” Maybe that’s why Corden decided to take that step before it was too late.
James Corden apologized for his behavior
According to People, James Corden has decided to right his wrongs. Keith McNally took to Instagram to tell the world that Corden has apologized to him and as a result his ban on dining has been lifted. He wrote, “Having screwed myself up more than most people, I’m a firm believer in second chances,” adding, “But… anyone generous enough to take credit for a dead layman like me (and my associates ) sorry ) doesn’t deserve to be banned from anywhere. Especially Balthazar. So come back to 5 & Dime, Jimmy Corden… All is taken.”
Interestingly, Corden himself has said nothing on the matter. However, it was also noted that this isn’t the first time Corden has backed down and apologized for his behavior. Back in 2021, Corden apologized to BTS for a joke he made about their appearance at the UN General Assembly, according to BuzzFeed. Not only that, but he’s also apologized for ruining the “blob” of Vulture, and for making tasteless Harvey Weinstein jokes during the height of the #MeToo movement, as detailed by the Radio Times. If Corden ever wanted to embark on his own worldwide apology tour, many fans and critics would surely agree that now would be the best time to do so.