Chris Laidlaw: ‘I will stop using the N-word’

James Corden ‘apologized profusely’ after New York restaurant owner called him out on ‘racist’ remark

‘I think the reason that people have taken offence at me is because I don’t agree with their view’

‘The more I think about it, the more it seems like a racist thing to say and I’m very ashamed of that’

Former “The Late Late Show” host Chris Laidlaw made the statement on the night before Donald Trump was elected president after a dinner with friend Daniel Patterson, who owns the popular New York eatery Mr. P’s.

The restaurant critic took to Twitter to apologize after the statement was blasted by supporters and critics alike.

As president-elect, Mr Trump called Laidlaw ‘un-PC’ on his show and refused to apologize for the comments.

‘I will stop using the N-word’, he said

Mr Trump: I will stop using the ‘N-word’, he said,

‘Chris is a decent man’

Laidlaw issued a statement on his Facebook page, saying he regretted ‘calling out a restaurant’ and taking responsibility for the statement to the New York Post’s ‘Front Page’

‘I am sorry to anyone that I may have offended and I am very sorry for the damage this may have caused’, Laidlaw said

The comments came after the businessman-turned-politician visited Mr. P’s restaurant on Tuesday.

‘The more I think about it, the more it seems like a racist thing to say and I’m very ashamed of that,’ he said.

But Laidlaw says he regrets using the ‘N-word’ instead of the ‘F-word.’

‘I did not mean to offend anyone. I am a liberal. I do not believe in racial barriers. I am a proud African-American,’ he said.

‘I had to let it go. I do not want to insult the man I know is a good leader.’

Laidlaw was called out by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Saturday, when he tweeted: ‘Chris’ apology is pathetic and unacceptable.

‘New Yorkers shouldn’t have to make excuses

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