He’s not feeling Corden Blue about it.
James Corden is not feeling too bad about the NYC restaurant drama. After remaining mum on the subject for a week, “The Late Late Show” has finally addressed the viral scandal, in which restaurateur Keith McNally temporarily banned the Brit from Balthazar for being “abusive” to staff.
“I haven’t done anything wrong, on any level,” the 44-year-old entertainer told the New York Times. “So why would I ever cancel this [interview]?”
The “Carpool Karaoke” creator then smugly added, “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.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Corden claimed he hadn’t “really read” McNally’s now-viral comments about him on social media. “I think I’m probably going to have to talk about it on Monday’s show,” Corden said. “My feeling, often, is, never explain, never complain. But I’ll probably have to talk about it.”
The father of three was addressing the viral restaurant row that began after the “Balthazar” penned a damning Instagram Post labeling him a “tiny cretin of a man” and the “most abusive customer” in the bistro’s 25-year history.
He then listed myriad examples of Corden’s alleged abusive antics. These reportedly included complaining that there was egg white in his egg yolk and then berating the staff after they accidentally remade the order with homefries instead of salad.
At the end of the post, McNally announced that he’d “86ed” Corden from “Balthazar” for life.
However, he then rescinded the ban just hours later after the talk show star called up to apologize for his behavior.
“James Corden just called me and apologized profusely,” McNally wrote in a Monday Instagram post regarding Corden’s purported meal culpa. “Having f–ked up myself more than most people, I strongly believe in second chances.”