Much-loved ‘Friends’ star turned ‘Top Gear’ host Matt Le Blanc has been blasted for making an “inappropriate” comment about Game Of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke at the Emmys.
Viewers took to Twitter in their droves to blast the actor for the “creepy” remark, with many deeming it completely unacceptable.
The 49-year-old was chatting to Jason Kennedy on the red carpet when he was asked if he was a fan of Game Of Thrones, in which Emilia plays feisty Daenarys Targaryen.
Matt replied: “Yeah, I saw the first season, and I kind of fell out of touch with it.
“I guess that’s when she [Emilia] started getting naked, so I need to catch up.”
On the carpet, the quip was met with laughter and Emilia, who was stood with fellow E! host Giuliana Rancic at the time, maintained her composure. However, those watching from home were less than impressed:
Matt LeBlanc telling Emilia Clark he should start watching second season of GOT cause she starts getting naked is too much. Creep.
— Fernanda Chaves (@fernandruska1) September 18, 2016
Matt LeBlanc said he needs to catch up on Game of Thrones cause that’s where Emilia Clarke gets naked… someone punch him in the throat pls
— Seanny (@ohseann_) September 19, 2016
Shoutout to Matt Leblanc for making a super creepy and degrading comment about Emilia Clarke ????????
— tyjo (@rsandazz) September 19, 2016
did matt leblanc really talk about wanting to watch game of thrones just because emilia gets naked in front of emilia? did he really?
— daenerys yates ???? (@dragonbabymama) September 18, 2016
Matt le Blanc being a pig on the red carpet towards Emilia Clarke
— Engagement 101 Mag (@Engagement101) September 18, 2016
Emilia, 29, is a huge fan of Matt’s and previously shared a photo of herself with the star on Instagram, gushing: “How YOU doin??! Downright GIDDY now!! Bucket list accomplishment already underway with this gem (both in Joey and Matt form).”
Neither star has commented on the backlash that Matt has faced.