Gordon Ramsay Criticised After Sexist Sofia Vergara Interview Resurfaces
Hot-headed Gordon Ramsay finds himself in hot water after footage of him and Sofia Vergara from 2010 has started doing the rounds online.
The Hell’s Kitchen bigwig is known for his no-nonsense approach to cooking, but even loud and proud Gord could find himself struggling to get out of this one.
After recent controversies surrounding the likes of Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo movement is making waves in Hollywood. Elsewhere, James Gunn and Kevin Hart have been scrutinised after inappropriate tweets they made years ago resurfaced.
52-year-old Ramsay could be the latest celeb who finds their past catching up with them thanks to an old interview from The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. The 2010 panel saw Ramsay alongside Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara and makes for a toe-curling encounter.
One moment includes Vergara making light of screaming in a previous skit as she says, “I never scream like that in real life. It was all acting.”
Touching her arm, Ramsay responds “Only in the bedroom?” and leaves the audience booing as she shifts uncomfortably in her seat. Leno tries to diffuse the situation and move on as he chimes in, “You would never know,” but viewers are once again highlighting the exchange.
The interview is cringeworthy as Ramsay continues to brush the star’s thigh. Eventually having enough, Vergara is heard saying “no touching”.
It continues with references about grabbing “it” and “sticking it in”, as well as asking Vergara if she’s ever had a “whole wedge” in her mouth before. It’s clear from Vergara’s body language that she’s not impressed with Ramsay, spending most of the interview leaning away from him. Even this isn’t enough to stop the foul-mouthed chef from sliding up next to her and sharing a chair.
Fans have aired their own views online, with most noticing Ramsay’s inappropriate behaviour towards Vergara.
Sofia Vergara didn’t deserve to be treated like this. This is very very uncomfortable. pic.twitter.com/5xgxLLFZ8R
— Jason Bolaños (@JBinAV) January 6, 2019
I used to really like Ramsay. I wanted to become him. But it turns out… pic.twitter.com/Dp5TIiJnIn
— Miranda (@miranda_swings) January 6, 2019
Gordon Ramsey’s actions can be described the same way he describes food: pic.twitter.com/f1xP4wYD8w
— Joseph (@joeyflores344) January 7, 2019
Ewwww ramsay! I wonder how he would react if men did the same thing he did to his daughters… pic.twitter.com/j6W9JcLEaW
— homebody nawal 🙂 (@sinawalawan) January 6, 2019
Aside form his advances, Ramsay has also been criticised for mocking Vergara’s accent and generally talking over her. The 46-year-old even reprimands him and shouts, “This is my interview”.
Neither Ramsay or Vergara have made a comment on the situation yet, so we’ll have to wait and see how this one pans out.
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