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James Corden finally responds after restaurant owner called him a 'tiny cretin of a man'

James Corden finally responds after restaurant owner called him a 'tiny cretin of a man'

The host of The Late Late Show was called the 'most abusive customer' by Balthazar's Keith McNally.

Days after he was called a 'tiny cretin of a man' by the owner of a New York City restaurant, James Corden is finally breaking his silence.

Keith McNally, the man who owns the legendary Balthazar eatery in the Big Apple, set the entertainment world on fire earlier this week with a simple Instagram post.

He ripped into The Late Late Show host and accused him of having some pretty appalling table manners.

McNally detailed two alleged incidents where Corden apparently was rude to some of the Balthazar waiters after a few issues with his food.

While it might appear to be a pretty terrible PR week for Corden, it seems like it's water off a duck's back for him.

He sat down with New York Times reporter David Itzkoff to discuss his upcoming Prime Video miniseries called Mammals.

While they certainly discussed the new show, there was no way the journalist was going to let Corden get away without mentioning the absolute s**tstorm that had amounted this week.

Itzkoff was surprised the British funnyman even still wanted to do the interview.

Corden responded to that assertion by saying: "I haven’t done anything wrong, on any level.

“So why would I ever cancel this? I was there. I get it. I feel so Zen about the whole thing.

"Because I think it’s so silly. I just think it’s beneath all of us. It’s beneath you. It’s certainly beneath your publication.”

He was asked whether all the social media commentary has been tough to deal with, however Corden revealed he hasn't paid much attention to it.

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"I haven’t really read anything. It’s strange. It’s strange when you were there," he explained.

"I think I’m probably going to have to talk about it on Monday’s show. My feeling, often, is, never explain, never complain. But I’ll probably have to talk about it.”

As they were talking at a restaurant in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, he noticed how a woman nearby complained that her eggs weren't cooked properly.

Corden mentioned how she wouldn't cop the same amount of flak he has this week.

“Can you imagine now, if we just blasted her on Twitter? Would that be fair? This is my point. It’s insane," he said.

But McNally's two alleged accounts of Corden's behaviour at Balthazar seemed a bit more severe than just complaining about food.

He wrote on Instagram: "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."

He said he was banning Corden from his restaurant, but eventually reversed that decision when the talkshow host called him to apologise.

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Topics: James Corden, Celebrity