Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy has been accused of misogyny Derry girls Actor Jamie Lee O’Donnell.
O’Donnell, who plays Michelle Mallon in the hit Channel 4 drama Derry Girls, appeared on the show last night and called Tubridy after asking her age.
“That might be a rude question you don’t have to answer – but may I ask how old you are?” Tubridy said.
“I’m 117. I’m very, very wise,” she joked.
Again pressing her on the subject, he asked, “Would you consider telling me how old you are?”
“That’s what gets on my nerves a bit, no disrespect,” she began.
“It’s always quite misogynistic, even if it’s unintentional, because men don’t get the same scrutiny in their careers.”
Ryan tried to redeem himself by telling her, “I definitely would have asked the male actor the same question.”
To which she replied, “You’re saying that now, but there’s no one here to take your word for it.”
“I said you’re great characters to play teenagers,” Ryan said, defending himself.
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“That’s what I was getting at — the fact that you’re of a certain age playing teenagers and doing it so well.”
“Actually, there was a compliment… please don’t take this the wrong way,” he continued.
Confused by her comment, he said, “I’m done with this question, I’ll move on. I can read the sentiment when I see it.”
Taking to Twitter, fans praised Jamie for how she handled the question.
“Ryan Tubridy hopes the ground will open up beneath him when Jamie-Lee O’Donnell confronts him about his misogynist question about her age, she was a good fit for him,” one person said.
Ryan Tubridy just got put in his box by Jamie Lee O Donnell,” added another.
A third said: “Ryan Tubridy sees his life flash before his eyes after Jamie Lee O’Donnell pointed out that the age question is misogynistic #LateLateShow.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/tubridy-accused-of-misogyny-by-derry-girls-actor-jamie-lee-odonnell-after-asking-her-awkward-question-41558862.html Tubridy has been accused of ‘misogyny’ by Derry Girls actor Jamie Lee O’Donnell after popping her awkward question