Gordon Ramsay has come under fire after a resurfaced interview showed the celebrity chef appearing to act inappropriately towards fellow guest Sofia Vergara.
A fan tweeted a clip of the footage as the pair were interviewed by Jay Leno on The Tonight Show back in 2010. In the one-minute reel, Ramsay, 52, could be seen uncomfortably touching the Modern Family star as well as making crude jokes.
While discussing a skit that Vergara had taken part in, she stated: “I never scream like that in real life”, to which Ramsay interrupted to say: “Only in the bedroom”.
Later in the interview, Ramsay touched Vergara’s thigh without her consent, which led her to exclaim: “No touching!”
A recent tweet about the clip has garnered more than 46,000 retweets, with many social media users expressing their disapproval over Ramsay’s treatment of the actor.
Prior to the interview, a clip was aired showing Vergara eating an awful dish cooked by Leno and screaming her displeasure to both men in her dressing room.
Upon taking her seat on stage, Vergara apologized to Leno, saying: “I am sorry, I’ve never screamed that loud in real life.”
To which, Ramsay quipped, “Really? Only in the bedroom?”
Another instance came as Leno held up a cover of Variety magazine with the headline, “If Modern Family Wins the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy, Sofia Vergara Will Run Naked Down Sunset Blvd. *Cast member may change without notice.”
Vergara jokingly said, “You know what, that’s ridiculous. I mean, I cannot run, I have bad knees.”
Ramsay commented, “Knock yourself out.”
The interview grew more uncomfortable as the conversation shifted to Vergara’s vacation to Italy and Greece. A photo picturing Vergara eating pizza emerged and Ramsay said, “You seem like you’re enjoying that. You had a whole wedge in your mouth at one time?”
A visibly frustrated Vergara answers to audience’s laughter, “Yes, yes, yes.”[irp posts=”3184″ name=”CBS Paid Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million to Settle Sexual Harassment Claim Against ‘Bull’ Star Michael Weatherly”]
Ramsay didn’t stop and continued on saying, “You don’t eat pizza with a knife and a fork. You just pick it up and stick it in.”
Vergara then shared a Colombian dessert for the chef to taste. Ramsay’s commented on the dessert, “It tastes like s**t fudge.”
For some reason, the chef turned his back on Vergara who got up from her seat to mock hit him.
Ramsay continued, “You can take it back to f**king Colombia,” to which Vergara retorted, “Fish and chips. That’s all you eat.”
At one point soon after, Ramsay gave Vergara a smack on her upper thigh, which jolted the actress who immediately fired back, “No touching!”
Watch the full interview below.
This has been the reaction to the video on Twitter: