The controversy just keeps piling up for James Corden. Earlier this week it came out that Corden berated the wait staff at a popular NYC restaurant, Balthazar. The owner put out a series of Instagram posts calling Corden a "tiny cretin of a man" for being so rude and banning him from the restaurant. Later that same day he revoked the ban saying that he believes in second chances.
Since then Corden apologized to the owner of Balthazar, but not to the staff. He has caught a lot of heat on the internet and has recently come out saying that he believes he has done nothing wrong.
watching the long awaited downfall of James Corden pic.twitter.com/R0YcTtC1E9— ms pop culture (@ms_popculture) October 17, 2022
Now Corden says he retracts his apology and that he is being bullied online.
James Corden Takes Back Apology to NYC Restaurant Owner of Balthazar https://t.co/9j2pboiido— TMZ (@TMZ) October 21, 2022
Keith McNalley responded to Corden's statement by saying, "I’ve no wish to kick a man when he’s down. Especially one who’s worth $100 Million, but when James Corden said in yesterday’s NY Times that he hadn’t done “anything wrong, on any level,” was he joking? Or was he denying being abusive to my servers?"
"Although I didn’t witness the incident, lots of my restaurant’s floor staff did. They had nothing to gain by lying. Corden did. I wish James Corden would live up to his Almighty initials and come clean. If the supremely talented actor wants to retrieve the respect he had from all his fans (all 4 of them) before this incident, then he should at least admit he did wrong," he continued.
James Corden BANNED from Ryanair pic.twitter.com/JcmSgNA2fO— Ryanair (@Ryanair) October 18, 2022
He then said that he would allow Corden to eat at his restaurant for the next ten years for free if he issued an apology to the staff.
Corden had an interview with the New York Times about his outburst saying, "I was there. I get it. I feel so Zen about the whole thing. Because I think it's so silly. I just think it's beneath all of us. It's beneath you. It's certainly beneath your publication."
Corden believes this is normal behavior and that he can say and do whatever he wants without any repercussions.
"Happens every day. It's happening in 55,000 restaurants as we speak. It's always about eggs."
Since James Corden is trending, time to bring this old clip again!— DKG (@dennis_k_g) October 17, 2022
All he has to do is apologize, but he can't even bring himself to do that. He could even eat for free at a popular NYC restaurant for the next ten years, but his ego seems to be getting in the way.