People love a story about a celebrity behaving badly, which is why a post about late-night host James Corden’s conduct at the popular New York restaurant Balthazar quickly went viral. Corden addressed the controversy by citing a British maxim.
Corden Was Banned from A New York City Restaurant
The whole thing started with Keith McNally’s Instagram post, in which he claimed that Corden had been banned from Balthazar because of his rude behavior. “abusive”server on two separate occasions, sending back food or loudly berating staff.
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Corden called McNally and asked him to cancel the ban. “apologized profusely.” However, people online were still buzzing about Corden’s alleged tantrums, and more stories about his rude behavior started coming to light. Corden was interviewed about the rumors. In an interview with the New York TimesHowever, the host kept his mouth shut about the matter.
Corden: “I Haven’t Done Anything Wrong’
“I haven’t done anything wrong, on any level,” Corden explained when asked about McNally’s comments. “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 was equally vague when asked if he knew that McNally’s post had started an online conversation about his alleged rude behavior towards others. “I haven’t really read anything,”He sighed. “It’s strange. It’s strange when you were there. I think I’m probably going to have to talk about it on Monday’s show.”
Corden Repeats Popular Royal Family Speaking
Then he repeated a line that was often used by British royals: “My feeling, often, is, never explain, never complain. But I’ll probably have to talk about it.” Marie Claire cites this saying as a favorite of the Queen Mother’sIt was cited by the royals as well.
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Corden continued, “Should we not all be a little grown-up about this? I promise you, ask around this restaurant. They don’t know about this. Maybe 15 percent of people. I’ve been here, been walking around New York, not one person’s come up to me. We’re dealing in two worlds here.”
Corden’s decision on how to address the controversy is still unknown. The Late Late Show, but many are already convinced he’s one of Hollywood’s rudest celebrities.