Matt LeBlanc has been criticised on Twitter for making a “creepy” and “gross” comment about Game Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke.
The Friends star and Top Gear host made the remark during an interview on the red carpet before the Emmy Awards on Sunday night (September 18).
Asked if he is a fan of the HBO show, in which Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen, LeBlanc told E! News: “Yeah, I saw the first season, and I kind of fell out of touch with it.”
“I guess that’s when she started getting naked, so I need to catch up,” he added. Watch video footage below.
— Katie Corvino (@kTc0rvin0) September 18, 2016
After he made the comment, the actor was soon branded “creepy”, “gross” and “sexist” on Twitter. At the time of writing, neither he nor Clarke has responded to the controversy caused by his comment.
Matt LeBlanc hasn't *always* been America's gross uncle??
— No-Personality ?️? is Collectivist All Seasons (@Badger_Simms) September 20, 2016
People are actually surprised that Matt LeBlanc said something creepy about Emilia Clarke being naked? ??
— Ingeborg Elisabeth (@ingebelisabeth) September 19, 2016
Dunno why headlines about Matt Leblanc say his comments are "creepy" w quote marks. It IS creepy. And backwards and devaluing of her work.
— Anna Fordham (@annacfordham) September 19, 2016
Game Of Thrones, Veep and The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story were among the big winner’s at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night. British actors Maggie Smith and Tatiana Maslany also took home prizes. Check out the full list of winners here.
Meanwhile, LeBlanc spoke about his uncertain future on Top Gear last month (August), saying: “There’s nothing officially happening just yet. You’d have to call the BBC and ask them.”