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BBC slammed for asking Andrew Scott wildly inappropriate questions about Barry Keoghan

Andrew Scott at the 2024 BAFTAs
Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images

How many different ways can you say "cringe?" Some have even called the questions homophobic.

Celebrities are no strangers to awkward interviews every so often, and Andrew Scott found him on the receiving end of one at the BAFTA Awards in London.

An uncomfortable exchange between Scott and BBC’s Colin Paterson has set the internet abuzz with what's considered appropriate conversations to have with celebrities as well as accusations about homophobia.

The clip circulating the Internet sees Paterson asking Scott if he knows fellow actor Barry Keoghan, who was up for an award for best supporting actor for his role in Saltburn.

When Scott admits he knows Keoghan, Paterson asks him what his reaction was to seeing Keoghan naked in the dance scene at the end of the movie, which prompted uncomfortable laughter from Scott and a simple, “It’s great, it’s great,” response before he added he “didn’t want to spoil it” for anybody who hadn’t seen it.

Paterson didn’t pick up on the uncomfortable cues and proceeded to discuss the rumors of prosthetics used for Keoghan, which led him to ask “how well” Scott actually knew him.

Understandably, Scott waved off the question and walked away from the rest of the interview.

Of course, the interaction has spawned numerous responses, with many finding the interaction embarrassing and wildly inappropriate.

Elsewhere, fans are angry that Scott didn’t get nominated for the best actor award for his performance in All of Us Strangers alongside Paul Mescal, which was up for a total of six awards. It, unfortunately, did not receive any of them.

As of this writing, neither Scott, the BBC, nor Paterson have addressed the comments.

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