Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay drew the ire of netizens after a resurfaced video of him making sexual innuendos and slapping the thigh of actress Sofia Vergara went viral.
A couple of days after musician Drake was slammed for kissing and touching the breast of a 17-year-old girl in a 2010 video, another video from the same year is making rounds on social media.
This time, the resurfaced video featured Ramsay and Vergara during an interview on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
"Sofia Vergara didn't deserve to be treated like this. This is very very uncomfortable," one netizen, Jason Bolaños (@JBinAv), wrote in a video he shared via Twitter on Jan. 5. The video has garnered over 4.4 million views as of this writing.https://twitter.com/JBinAV/status/1081761783293956097
The video showed all the times Ramsay made inappropriate comments toward the Colombian-American beauty. When Vergara said she never screamed like that in real life, the celebrity chef quipped, "Only in the bedroom."
He also commented on the way Vergara ate a slice of pizza. When the actress realised the innuendo, she exasperatedly asked him, "What?"
Ramsay went as far as to slap Vergara's thigh during an argument on who between the Britons and the Colombians have better food. "No touching!" stated Vergara before slapping Ramsay's forearm.
A full video of the interview is available on YouTube. Ramsay and Vergara have yet to issue a statement on the matter, as of this writing.
Netizens were quick to condemn Ramsay's actions. They replied to the post to express their disgust.https://twitter.com/ScreamOffTheWal/status/1081943332685795328
Some pointed out the fact that Ramsay was already married to wife Tana with whom he has four children.
One netizen, @sinawalawan, wondered how the celebrity chef would react if a man did the same to his three daughters.https://twitter.com/sinawalawan/status/1081995695303712769
Meanwhile, another social media user, Delondra Williams (@delondra_w), noted that the talk show host, Leno, did nothing to stop Ramsay's actions.
"And why didn't Leno say something?" the netizen asked. "He should have told Ramsay to shut up and keep his hands to himself. Leno has more power in that situation than she does."https://twitter.com/delondra_w/status/1082472962240872448
In defence of Ramsay, one commenter, @sijel2001, said the video Bolaños posted did not show Vergara giving Ramsay a hug at the end of the show.https://twitter.com/delondra_w/status/1082472962240872448
"Watch the whole video (not his chopped up clip meant to mislead people)," the commenter said. "They are clearly enjoying acting like they don't like each other. He [Bolaños] doesn't show us that Sofia gives him a great big body hug while laughing and joking at the end."
Comments in the YouTube video of the complete clip continued to denounce Ramsay's behaviour.
The top-liked comment comes from YouTube user mali carter who said, "She is definitely uncomfortable with all [the] sexual harassment happening around her."