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Big update regarding James Corden‘s ban from New York Balthazar as restaurant owner Keith McNally revoked the ban after Corden called him personally to apologize.
McNally posted a photo of Corden to his Instagram account, with a caption detailing what has transpired since the ban was implemented… just hours ago. In his opinion, Corden, who has apologized profusely for his behavior, “doesn’t deserve to be banned from anywhere.”
He ended the post by welcoming Corden back and that all is forgiven. The fun’s over folks!
“James Corden just called me and apologized profusely. Having screwed myself up more than most people, I’m a firm believer in second chances. So if James Corden lets me host his Late Late Show I will immediately lift his ban from Balthasar for 9 months. No of course not. But… anyone generous enough to apologize to a dead layman like me (and my collaborators) doesn’t deserve to be banned from anywhere. Especially Balthazar. So get back to 5 & Dime, Jimmy Corden, Jimmy Corden. All is forgiven.”
Not everyone took the news well when the post broke, as some questioned why Corden hadn’t apologized to staff. Others called out the talk show host for “damage control” after multiple news outlets reported it, and others wanted McNally to keep banned status as it would teach Corden a lesson.
McNally had previously claimed Corden had been rude to waiters and managers on a number of occasions before declaring a ban on returning to the restaurant. Since then, people shared other similar incidents that happened at other restaurants thanks to Corden’s rude behavior.
Corden did not release a public statement about the allegations.
https://wegotthiscovered.com/celebrities/the-james-corden-x-balthazar-saga-continues-as-restaurant-shares-new-statement-on-instagram/ James Corden is no longer banned from Keith McNally’s Balthazar restaurant