“Did I scare you guys?” the “Modern Family” star asks Ramsay and Leno of her screaming in a previous skit on the show that night. “I never scream like that in real life. It was all acting.”
Ramsay, 52, replies, touching her arm, “Only in the bedroom?” Vergara, 46, doesn’t respond, just makes a face before Leno diffuses the comment with, “You would never know.”
Leno goes on to talk to Vergara about her then-recent trip to Italy and Greece, showing a photo of Vergara and a friend in bikinis. The photo quickly switched to one of the actress eating pizza.
The talk show host tells the producers to go back to the bikini pic, commenting, “Think we have a female director? Duh!”
When they went back to the photo of Vergara eating pizza, Ramsay comments, “You seem like you’re enjoying that. You had a whole wedge in your mouth at one time?” Vergara looks frustrated with the sexual innuendo.
Later in the clip, Vergara shares a Colombian dessert she brought with her on the show, which Ramsay quickly tells her tastes like “s–t fudge.” The pair goes back and forth commenting about food before Ramsay hits the side of her thigh.
“No, no touching!” she yells at him, hitting him on the arm.
“Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid actress on television. Far more of a star than Gordon Ramsey. That really triggers outright misogyny in some men. #creep,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
Another wrote, “Sofia Vergara didn’t deserve to be treated like this. This is very very uncomfortable.”
“@GordonRamsay you treated Sofia Vergara with utter disrespect,” yet another user wrote. “You sexually harassed her to the point where you actually touched her. She was making her disdain for you obvious. What the f–k is wrong with you? Never watching anything you do again.”
Many users commented the actress didn’t “deserve to be treated like this.”
Reps for Ramsay and Vergara did not immediately return our request for comment.