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Neil Patrick Harris slammed as 2015 interview reveals creepy comments he made on teen Nick Jonas

Neil Patrick Harris revealed in the interview on ‘The Wendy Williams Show' that he found Nick Jonas 'good-looking' before it was 'allowed'
UPDATED OCT 27, 2022
Neil Patrick Harris in deep waters after making 'inappropriate' remarks about Nick Jonas (Jamie McCarthy, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Neil Patrick Harris in deep waters after making 'inappropriate' remarks about Nick Jonas (Jamie McCarthy, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: 'How I Met Your Mother' star Neil Patrick Harris is facing a huge uproar on social media after his "inappropriate" comment on Nick Jonas resurfaced online. The actor has been slammed for his 2015 interview where he admitted that he had a "crush" on Jonas when the star was still a teenager.

Harris gave the controversial interview on ‘The Wendy Williams Show' and said Jonas was his celebrity crush and that he found him "good-looking" before it was "allowed" saying it was a "bit of a problem." “He was really good-looking before it was kind of allowed to think he was good-looking,” Harris said.


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The 'Uncoupled' star added after a brief pause, "Which was a bit of a problem, you kind of had to wait 'til he turned to be, y'know… 19, 20, you're like: 'What is happening?'''

As per Daily Mail, many fans reacted to Harris' "inappropriate" comment, as one said, "Sometimes certain things shouldn't be said out loud." Another wrote, "Jesus. the 2nd awkward laugh from the crowd. they eventually went hang on a minute." A third wrote, "Bro tried to save it with the '19 to 20''', while a fourth remarked, "Ummmmm, this is not okay to say." Another criticised the audience and commented, "Excuse me? And they're laughing? Wow."

The ‘Gone Girl’ actor also revealed during the interview's 'hot seat' challenge that his husband David Burtka knew about his celebrity crush. “David knows it, so I guess it's not a bad thing to say,” he claimed.

Nick Jonas, now 30, came into the limelight as a Disney child star and a third of the Jonas Brothers when was 12 years old. The singer-actor was 23 when the 2015 interview with Harris was filmed.

Neil is working next for ‘Doctor Who’, which will most likely hit theatres in 2023, as the "greatest enemy the Doctor has ever faced." It was announced by 'Doctor Who' showrunner Russell T Davies in June. Later he posted on Instagram, “Neil Patrick Harris, welcome to Cardiff! Playing the greatest enemy the Doctor has ever faced. Such a great actor, such a great man, it's an honour and a hoot. Have fun! @nph @bbcdoctorwho Ha!'”

The 49-year-old actor responded, “My current gig. Never looked more dashing. Thank you for inviting me into your Whoniverse, @russelltdavies63. I’ll try my hardest to do my worst. This Doctor has no idea what’s in store. And even if he does… Who cares? Ha ha ha HA ha-ha-ha!'”

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