Hollywood legend Jim Carrey has been attacked on social media for making actress Margot Robbie “feel awkward” during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show.
Carrey, who’s filmography includes classics like, The Mask, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber and The Truman Show, is being criticised over what many perceived as his suggestion that Miss Robbie is only successful in the film world due to her good looks.
“You’re really something, Margot Robbie,” Mr Carrey quipped. “It’s incredible you got as far as you have with your obvious physical disadvantages. That’s pure talent there," he added sarcastically.
Miss Robbie appeared to respond by awkwardly chuckling.
Here's what the Twittersphere had to say:
Now this is a funny joke with some implied criticism by Rachel.— Nathalia Price (@NatFigz) February 1, 2020
You see, it’s only worth it if a) the joke is funny and/ or b) the criticism is deserved; I’m afraid @JimCarrey missed both when addressing Margot Robbie. https://t.co/iujTbCkExG
Did anyone else think @JimCarrey comment about @MargotRobbie on the @grahnort show was not okay. She’s an amazing actress and now a successful producer, had it been a male actor in her seat I doubt @JimCarrey would have commented on their ‘obvious physical disadvantages’— Pádraig (@Pdraig10) February 1, 2020
Margot Robbie’s body language when Jim Carrey sat next to her !! #GrahamNortonShow— Lisa Dominic (@LisaDominic) January 31, 2020
How creeped out is Margot Robbie by Jim Carrey? #TheGNShow— Julie Egan (@mcdougal25) January 31, 2020
Margot Robbie really looking like she’d rather be chewing a turd than sat next to Jim Carrey. #GrahamNortonShow— Jamie East (@jamieeast) January 31, 2020