James Corden said he felt disbelief in response to the drama involving restaurant owner Keith McNally, adding that McNally “wasn’t even there” when Corden was allegedly rude to staff.
The Late Late Show comic previously admitted he had been “unfriendly” to the wait staff, adding that McNally’s story — suggesting Corden was “screaming like crazy” — was false.
In a stream of text messagesCorden said the incident and the response to it was “the most surreal moment,” while adding that McNally was not present when his wife Julia received the wrong order.
“I mean, it’s so strange,” he writes.
“I’ve never yelled at anyone, I haven’t yelled, called anyone names or cursed or used derogatory language… how could it even remotely be a thing? And that’s okay?
“And now it’s a fact, and that’s that. When the person posting the story wasn’t even there. Just so strange.’
He added, “I’ve never talked about eggs so much.”
James Corden continued his conflict with Balthazar owner Keith McNally, adding that the restaurateur “wasn’t even there” at the time when he was allegedly rude to the waitstaff
McNally (pictured), previously revoked his ban on Corden at the New York City restaurant
Corden reportedly yelled at waitstaff after his wife received the wrong order
In addition to answering the recent McNally-Balthazar drama, Corden added that he no longer “googles” himself.
“I just don’t do it,” he said. “I don’t google myself, I don’t read anything about myself.”
Corden said he read stories about himself but stopped because “a lot of them came from broadsheet journalists… who were pretty damn cruel.”
Corden showed his distaste for online reviews and read a review for his performance on the show ‘The Wrong Mans’, which he co-wrote with Matt Baynton.
“There are those, myself included, who think James Corden would be much better by being ground into a more compact, cube-shaped version of James Corden,” Corden recalls, insinuating that the review was “cruel.”
“I know the things I’ve done aren’t good, but that was good,” he said. “And I remember thinking, how can anyone say, ‘This is really bad to describe someone’s willful death?'”
“And this was in The Guardian. The damn Guardian!’
Julia, his wife, ordered an egg yolk omelette – which is not on the menu – due to an allergy to egg whites
Corden: ‘That’s why we ordered an egg yolk omelet. Her actual words were: ‘But don’t worry if you don’t succeed’
In response to his reported Balthazar outburst, Corden said there were cars outside his house at 5:47 a.m. to take pictures of him.
“People keep telling me, ‘This is the world we live in,’ and I don’t know if that’s right,” he said.
“I think it’s a world that we actively create, engage in and encourage. It is scary. Very scary.’
Corden shared his version of events at the restaurant, saying he and his wife were returning their order because “Jules is allergic to protein.”
“That’s why we ordered an egg yolk omelette,” he said. “Her actual words were, ‘But don’t worry if you don’t succeed.’
There are only two omelets on the menu at the famous New York City eatery; the $25 omelet with herbs, and the $27, egg white omelet. Both come with a side of home fries or salad.
Servers explained to DailyMail.com that Corden asked for something that wasn’t offered and was upset when it wasn’t up to his standards.
“He wanted an omelet with only egg yolks. Not the egg white omelette, but egg yolks.
“Then why bother ordering an omelette if you’re allergic to eggs?” he asked.
There are plenty of egg-free options on the Balthazar Sunday brunch menu.
Balthazar’s staff suggested that the egg allergy was not the real reason for Corden’s outburst and that he had been rude to them in the past.
‘We are constantly confronted with this kind of behavior from people.
“But he … he was very, very rude,” said George, one of the bartenders.
Servers explained to DailyMail.com that Corden asked for something not being offered and was upset when it wasn’t up to his standards
In an interview with The New York Times the day after McNally posted his accusations against Corden on Instagram, he said the topic was “under” the discussion.
“I just think it’s among all of us. It’s under you. It’s definitely under your publication,’ he told the reporter.
Last night, on his show, he apologized for being “snide”.
“Because I didn’t yell or yell, didn’t get up from my chair, didn’t scold anyone or use derogatory language, I’ve walked around thinking I hadn’t done anything wrong.
‘But I have. I made a rude comment,” he said, adding that he “appreciates and respects everyone in the service industry.”
Corden’s current contract with Viacom CBS for his Late Late Show expires next year.
He and his wife are selling their $9.7 million home in Brentwood and plan to return to the UK next year.