The New York City restaurant owner who dragged James Corden for his rude behavior is feelin’ bad for the talk show host … even though he’s the one who sparked the backlash Corden might be feeling.
Keith McNally, owner of Balthazar in SoHo, took to Instagram Tuesday night … posting a pic with his daughter and her friend at his restaurant — no big deal — but his caption is what sounds odd.
He says he feels strange about “the James Corden thing” … weighing both sides of the issue — “he was definitely abusive to my staff, on the other hand, I feel really sorry for him right now. Like most cowards I want it both ways.”
He ends his introspective rant with, “F*** it, I’m going to get drunk.” Wow! Dr. Jekyll, meet Mr. Hyde much? 😂
Of course, McNally’s remorse comes after he lifted Corden’s ban from the restaurant.
The internet seems to be torn over the whole ordeal … with some defending McNally in his comments for defending his staff — while others are seeing this as just a way for him to fill seats.
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As we reported, McNally claimed Corden was incredibly abusive to his staff on at least 2 occasions while eating there — so much so, in fact, he felt compelled to out him publicly … something that’s almost never done by high-end restaurant owners.