So, when you think of The Late Late Show host James Corden, what comes to mind? Carpool karaoke? Peter Rabbit? kinda funny but not really funny, somewhat wingy British TV guy?? For most people, it’s probably his wit, charisma and talent, something along those lines. But are those characteristics all a bit of a facade?
If new reports are to be believed, it seems that the real James Corden could be a bit of a sh*tbag.
In a recent scathing Instagram post that has gone bonkers, restaurateur Keith McNally has ripped the comedian apart stating: “James Corden is a Hugely gifted comedian, but a tiny Cretin of a man. And the most abusive customer to my Balthazar servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago.”
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He continued to write –
“I don’t often 86 a customer, to today I 86’d Corden. It did not make me laugh.
Here are two examples of the funny man’s treatment of my staff. He behaviored similarly in my former restaurant, Cafe Luxembourg, a few years back.
MANAGER’S REPORT # 1:
‘In June, James Corden was here on table 61. (Although this is diabolical, it happens Very occasionally in all restaurants.) After eating his main course, Corden showed the hair to Balthazar manager G. who was very apologetic. Corden was extremely nasty to G, and said:
“Get us another round of drinks this second. And also take care of all of our drinks so far. This way I write any nasty reviews in yelp or anything like that.” ‘
MANAGER’S REPORT # 2:
‘James Corden was at Balthazar with his wife on October 9th for brunch. He asked for a table outside. Brunch Maitre D’ Allie Wolters took the party to table 301. Mr. Corden’s wife ordered an egg yolk omelette with gruyere cheese and salad. A few minutes after they received the food, James called their server, M. K. and told her there was a little bit of egg white mixed with the egg yolk. M. K. informed the floor manager, G. The kitchen remade the dish but unfortunately sent it with home fries instead of salad. That’s when James Corden began yelling like crazy to the server: “You can’t do your job! You can’t do your job! Maybe I should go into the kitchen and cook the omelette myself!” M.K. was very apologetic and brought G. over to the table. He returned the dish, and after that, everything was fine. He gave them promo Champagne glasses to smooth things out. G. said that Corden was pleasant to him but nasty to the server.’ M.K. was very shaken, but professional that she is, continued to finish her shift.'”
So next time you’re at a restaurant, and the guy in the party next to you is being a real tool, just remember, there’s a chance he might be James Corden. Well maybe not.. but seriously, working in the hospitality industry is a tough gig, if that’s you, or was once you- you get it! So next time you’re out to eat, be nice to your waitstaff! They deserve it.
And if you’re James Corden, well… maybe try being a little less of a d*ck. Just a thought.