New York City restaurateur lifts ban on ‘abusive’ James Corden following comedian’s apology over comments about staff
An online petition calling for the chef to be reinstated as host of TV show New York
New Yorker James Corden has lifted his ban on using the word ‘abusive’ after comedian Steven Colbert apologized for making inappropriate comments about staff.
The TV host said on Thursday he was sorry for the ‘unfortunate and offensive’ comments made to The Late Show host over a year ago.
He later said he would not be using the word.
In New York, Corden had told staff at his restaurant Eleven Madison Park that the word was ‘okay,’ and the restaurant had ‘been pretty good about it.’
Corden’s boss, Eleven Madison Park co-founder Sam Prexy, defended his decision, tweeting a picture of the host dining with staff.
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The #NewYorkChef tweeted a picture of himself with staff at his restaurant Eleven Madison Park (pictured) in New York. He said he would no longer use the word ‘abusive’
But a day later, the chef tweeted his own apology, saying’sorry for the ‘abusive’ comment made in an email I sent to my staff…’
Mr Colbert later said on The Late Show that he was’sick over this. My family and I have been through a lot over the last several months. I am deeply sorry for my insensitive comments.’
He said he hoped his comments would ‘never be made again.’
Mr Colbert also tweeted a picture of him dining with staff members at his restaurant, with one saying: ‘We all appreciate how much you’ve been at the helm of our restaurant this past year. We’ve been through a lot with you and a lot has been accomplished.’
Corden was a guest on the late-night talk show a year ago, when he used the word ‘abusive’ as he told staff the use of the term was ‘okay.’
As the restaurant was closing, he said: ‘I think you’d all prefer to be in your beds. I’m sorry, but I don’t think you’ll be sleeping tonight.’ After the TV show, he said he had been ‘unfairly criticized’
Corden said on Thursday