On “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” James Corden clears the air with a final apology.
Since NYC restaurateur Keith McNally banned James Corden from his famed restaurant, “Balthazar,” as he revealed incidents where he was an “abusive customer” to his servers in an Instagram post, the 44-year-old talk show host has been the subject of numerous controversial headlines.
McNally announced hours after the exposé that he had forgiven the comedian after he called to “apologize profusely,” even inviting him to dine at “Balthazar” again.
However, in an interview with the New York Times, James Corden appeared unapologetic for his actions, claiming that he had done nothing wrong, prompting Keith McNally to demand an appropriate apology from Corden to his waitstaff in a separate Instagram post.
Now, in the most recent episode of “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” which aired on Monday, the talk show host addressed the “Balthazar” controversy and stated that he had a change of heart after speaking with his father over the weekend.
“Whenever these sorts of moments come my way, I like to adopt quite a British attitude. Never complain, never explain. It’s very much my motto. But as my dad pointed out to me on Saturday, he said, ‘Son, you did complain. So you might need to explain.’ Look, when you make a mistake, you have to take responsibility.”
The comedian explained the incident and why he reacted the way he did during his contentious interview with the New York Times.
“I didn’t shout or scream. I didn’t get up out of my seat. I didn’t call anyone names or use derogatory language. I have been walking around thinking that I hadn’t done anything wrong, right? But the truth is I have. I made a rude comment and it was wrong. It was an unnecessary comment. It was ungracious to the server.”
James Cordon expressed “deep regrets” and hoped to apologize to the staff when he visits New York personally. Keith McNally, the restaurateur, has yet to respond publicly to the comedian’s statement on the late-night show.