James Corden said he felt disbelief in response to the drama with restaurant owner Keith McNally, adding that McNally “wasn’t even there” when Corden allegedly was rude to staff.
The Late Late Show comic previously admitted he had been “unkind” to the waiters and added that the story offered by McNally – which suggested Corden was “screaming like crazy” – was not accurate.
In a stream of text messages, Corden said the incident and its aftermath “was the most surreal moment,” while adding that McNally was not present when his wife Julia received the wrong order.
“I mean, it’s so weird,” he wrote.
“I never yelled at anyone, yelled, called anyone, swore, or used derogatory language…how is that a remote thing? How are you?
‘And now it’s a fact, and that’s it. When the person who posted the story wasn’t even there. So weird.
He added: “I’ve never talked so much about eggs.”
James Corden followed his dispute with Balthazar owner Keith McNally, adding that the restaurateur “wasn’t even there” when he allegedly was rude to waiters.
McNally (pictured), previously overturned his New York restaurant ban on Corden
Corden allegedly screamed after his wife received the wrong order
Along with responding to the recent McNally-Balthazar drama, Corden added that he doesn’t “Google” himself anymore.
“I just won’t,” he said. “I don’t Google myself, I don’t read about myself.”
Corden said he used to read stories about himself, but quit because “a lot of it was from mainstream journalists… being pretty cruel.”
Displaying his distaste for online criticism, Corden read a review of his performance on the show “The Wrong Mans,” which he co-wrote alongside Matt Baynton.
“Some – myself included – think that James Corden would be much improved by being squished into a more compact, cube-shaped version of James Corden,” Corden recalled, insinuating that the criticism was “cruel”.
“I know the things I did weren’t good, but it was good,” he said. “And I remember thinking, how does nobody say, ‘Is it really awful to describe someone’s wanton death?
“And it was in The Guardian. The fucking Guardian!’
Julia, his wife, ordered an egg yolk omelette – which is not available on the menu – due to an allergy to egg whites
Corden: “That’s why we ordered an egg yolk omelette. His real words were: “But don’t worry if you can’t handle it”
In response to his outburst reported by Balthazar, Corden said there were cars outside his home at 5:47 a.m. taking photos of him.
“People keep telling me, ‘This is the world we live in,’ and I don’t know if that’s true,” he said.
“I think it’s a world that we are actively creating, engaging in and encouraging. It’s scary. Really scary.’
Recounting his version of events at the restaurant, Corden said he and his wife returned their order because “Jules is allergic to egg whites.”
“That’s why we ordered an egg yolk omelet,” he says. “His actual words were, ‘But don’t worry if you can’t handle it.
There are only two omelettes on the menu of the famous New York restaurant; the $25 herb omelet and the $27 egg white omelet. Both are served with homemade fries or salad.
Servers told DailyMail.com that Corden asked for something that wasn’t offered and was angry when it wasn’t up to his standards.
“He wanted an omelet that had only egg yolks. Not the egg white omelet, just egg yolks.
“Why bother ordering an omelet if you’re allergic to eggs?” ” He asked.
There are plenty of egg-free options on Balthazar’s Sunday brunch menu.
Balthazar’s staff suggested that an egg allergy was not the real reason for Corden’s outburst and that he had been rude to them in the past.
“We deal with this kind of behavior from people all the time.
“But he…he was very, very rude,” said George, one of the bartenders.
Waiters told DailyMail.com that Corden asked for something that wasn’t offered and was angry when it wasn’t up to his standards
In an interview with The New York Times the day after McNally posted his accusations against Corden on Instagram, he said the topic was “under” discussion.
“I just think it’s below all of us. It’s below you. It is certainly under your publication,” he told the reporter.
Last night he apologized on his show for being ‘sneaky’.
“Because I didn’t yell or yell, I didn’t get up from my seat, I didn’t call anyone or use derogatory language, I walked around thinking I had done nothing wrong.
‘But I. I made a rude comment,” he said, adding that he “values and respects” anyone and everyone in the service industry.
Corden’s current contract with Viacom CBS for his Late Late Show expires next year.
He and his wife are selling their $9.7million home in Brentwood and plan to return to the UK next year.