- A clip from “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” has recently resurfaced on social media and swiftly gone viral.
- The interview features Gordon Ramsay, Sofía Vergara, and then host Leno.
- Many people have called the interview “uncomfortable,” accusing the men, Ramsay in particular, of acting inappropriately towards Vergara.
Gordon Ramsay has been accused by some people on Twitter of “inappropriate” behavior towards Sofía Vergara after a video of a 2010 interview from “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” resurfaced on the platform.
The clip, which quickly went viral, shows then host Leno interviewing chef Ramsay and “Modern Family” star Vergara.
In the interview, Ramsay repeatedly makes sexual innuendos towards Vergara, touches her, and mocks her culinary tastes. INSIDER contacted representatives of Ramsay for comment but did not immediately hear back.
“I never scream like that in real life,” Vergara says in reference to a skit performed earlier in the show in which she pretended to be angry about badly cooked food.
“Only in the bedroom,” Ramsay quips, and Vergara clearly is not amused.
Leno then brings up an ad “Modern Family” took out in Variety that said if the show won an Emmy, Vergara would run down Sunset Boulevard naked, to which she responds: “That’s ridiculous. I cannot run, I have bad knees.”
Ramsay replies, “You’ll knock yourself out.”
Later in the interview, Vergara shares pictures from a recent vacation in Italy, one of which shows her eating pizza.
Ramsay then says, “You seem like you’re enjoying that – you had a whole wedge in your mouth at one time?”
“You just pick it up and stick it in?” he says.
Leno tries to smooth the joke over by saying, “He’s English,” but the host seems to further frustrate Vergara by asking her how much weight she gained on her vacation and later mocking her pronunciation of “cookies” and “no.”
Vergara then gives some Colombian dulce de leche to Leno and Ramsay, but the chef says he thinks it “tastes like s— fudge.”
When Vergara gets up and pretends she’s going to hit Ramsay, he repeats: “Careful, in case you knock yourself out.”
As the two guests argue about whether Colombian or English cuisine is better, Ramsay hits Vergara on her upper leg. She then hits him back, saying, “No touching!”
At the end of the interview, the pair hug, so it seems there are no hard feelings – but this hasn’t stopped people on social media expressing their shock at the clip.
“Sofia Vergara didn’t deserve to be treated like this. This is very very uncomfortable,” one person tweeted.
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
“She straight up yelled ‘this guy does not respect me!’ In Spanish,” another wrote. “Her body language is more than indicative of her uncomfortableness towards his presence.”
She straight up yelled “this guy does not respect me!” In Spanish. Her body language is more than indicative of her uncomfortableness towards his presence.
— Chi (@Anomaleeh) January 6, 2019
“She says ‘Don’t touch me,'” another added. “You continued. No grey area here. Mr. Ramsay.”
She says "Don't touch me". You continued. No grey area here. Mr. Ramsey.
— Jamar (@Charlesjamares) January 7, 2019
Others described the interview as “uncomfortable,” “disgusting,” and “so sad.”
You can watch the full clip here: