James Corden banned from NYC restaurant for “abusing” staff

James Corden was briefly barred from Balthazar restaurant, after the manager called him the “most abusive customer” on Instagram.

James Corden has been put on blast by restaurateur, Keith McNally, for being “the most abusive customer” that the popular New York restaurant, Balthazar has hosted since opening their doors 25 years ago.

Taking to Instagram just yesterday (October 18), McNally posted two unsettling reports, detailing Corden’s abusive behaviour toward Balthazar employees, adding that one particular server was “very shaken” following the encounter.

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He continued, “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. I don’t often 86 a customer, to today I 86’d Corden.”

After getting exposed for his antics at Balthazar, James Corden reportedly called the restauranteur and issued an apology. As posted by McNally to Instagram later in the evening, “James Corden just called me and apologized profusely. Having fucked up myself more than most people, I strongly believe in second chances.”


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James Corden is a renowned British entertainer and host of The Late Late Show With James Corden. Having built a public reputation as a loveable and comedic character in the eyes of fans, this shocking revelation has changed many people’s perceptions of Corden. Fans and critics alike have stated their opinions on the situation in the comments section, beneath Keith McNally’s Instagram posts. As aptly put by one commentator, “one can tell the true character of a person based on how they treat their server.”

What do you guys think? Is all really forgiven as stated by McNally? Will James Corden ever be able to show his face at the iconic Balthazar again? Only time will tell…


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