The James Corden/restaurant controversy has been a real rollercoaster over the past week after Corden apparently apologised, then said he hadn’t really done anything wrong – although everyone pretty much universally agreed that he was a prick no matter how he tries to weasel out of it.
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Corden decided to address the controversy himself last night on ‘The Late Late Show’ finally addressing the complaints about him publicly. Here’s the clip:
Because 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’ve been walking around thinking that I haven’t done anything wrong.
But the truth is I have made a rude, rude comment. And it was wrong. It was an unnecessary comment, it was ungracious to the server.
After seeing Mr McNally’s post I immediately contacted him to tell him how upset I was.
(I told him) how upset I was that anybody was hurt by anything that I had done and anything that I had said and we had a good talk.
He appreciated the call. I was happy that we got to clear the air. And I felt like we dealt with it privately… but by this point, the story was out there and more people were upset.
I get it. I totally understand. I understand everybody getting upset and I accept everybody’s opinion.
I also hate, as I said to the owner that day, that I’ve ever upset anybody ever.
It was never my intention. It just wasn’t. I love that restaurant. I love the staff there.
I hope I’m allowed in again one day so when I’m back in New York I can go there and apologise in person, which is something I will absolutely do.
Wow. I’m pretty sure he just made that apology all about him and how people are calling him out for being a dickhead. I’m not sure if he’s even apologised in that rant to be honest, although he did acknowledge what he did was wrong at least.
But he also kinda made it like the restaurant had screwed up loads and he also put loads of jokes in his monologue that took away the seriousness of it. It really is another excuse of the ‘Ellen’ variety where you sort of take responsibility but stop short of actually admitting too much wrongdoing and don’t make any attempt to change your behaviour.
And why should he? Nobody’s going to do anything about it and he’ll still be employed for some reason, even though it seems like everyone in the world hates him. Really struggle to see how he holds such power in the entertainment world, but why would I understand anything?
For more of the same, check out all these stories about James Corden being a massive dickhead to people. It wasn’t just an isolated incident.