It’s no secret that James Corden is one of the biggest twats/bullies in Hollywood, though his behaviour has never been as roundly condemned as it was this week when he was banned from one of the top restaurants in NYC for abusing its staff (then later unbanned after apologising profusely in a private phone call to the owner).
Turns out there’s heaps of similar James Corden stories around the internet, mostly from regular folk who happened to run into him in person. Much of it comes from a disastrous Reddit AMA he did years ago in which users ended up swapping stories of how rude he’d been to them, but there’s also random anecdotes from elsewhere…
And, of course, the incidents that initially got him banned from Balthazar in NYC…
Blimey – that ‘tales from the cockpit’ story is absolutely brutal. Now obviously these are all anecdotal, but when 20 people all say they have personally witnessed/experienced you being a grade A c*nt, then you’re probably a grade A c*nt. Remember the time he couldn’t name any of his cameramen during a segment on his own show? That was pretty telling too…
In fairness to Corden, he did admit in an interview with the New Yorker back in 2020 that fame had turned him into a nasty person, saying the following:
I started to behave like a brat that I just don’t think I am.
It’s so intoxicating, that first flush of fame.
And I think it’s even more intoxicating if you’re not bred for it.
My parents Margaret and Malcolm prayed for me, it got so bad – they would come in and say to James, ‘Don’t be a dickhead’.
Rob Brydon as well came up to me and said: ‘Look, this is a bit awkward to say, but I’m just hearing these things about you, and you’ve got to know that the way you behave has an effect on people’.
I started seeing a therapist and I told him that ‘I used to be a better person than this.’
Full marks for self awareness then, though he might want to try another therapist next time. Not to mention… he lied to us about Carpool Karaoke! It’s all a big sham! Unforgivable.