James Corden apologized but now calls restaurant ban ‘silly’ and denies bad behavior
Actor James Corden apologized after a report that he had used the n-word in a hotel bed, but said he had no idea how that was pronounced in his native Jamaican patois.
“Apology accepted. I did it unknowingly and I’m fully behind the action of the N-word being banned from use in any context,” Corden, who was born James Anthony Paul Corden, wrote on Twitter.
“I don’t even know how to pronounce it so it doesn’t bother me that I have to go through the whole exercise of learning how to say it.”
The BBC, and BBC America, said in a statement that the actor “doesn’t know how to say the word correctly, and didn’t mean to offend anyone.”