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Matt LeBlanc Weirds Out Emmy Viewers With Emilia Clarke Joke

The 'Friends' star remarked that he needed to catch up on Game of Thrones since Clarke 'started getting naked'

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    "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc is catching heat after a joke he made about Emilia Clarke at the Emmy's.

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    Matt LeBlanc seemed to slip into his "Friends" Joey character at the Emmy’s Sunday night, when he made what some are calling a creepy joke about "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke.

    In a split screen interview between the two, LeBlanc was asked by E!’s Jason Kennedy if he’s a GOT fan, to which the "Friends star replied," "I saw the first season and I kind of fell out of touch with it, and I guess that’s when she started getting naked, so I need to catch up."

    Clarke, who has admitted to being a huge fan of LeBlanc in the past, took the joke gracefully, remarking that she never saw him naked on "Friends."

    LeBlanc immediately received backlash on Twitter, with some calling him a "creepy uncle" and a "pig," while others called his comment disrespectful and awkward.

    Videos of an an interview with Graham Norton a few months back show Clarke gushing about her admiration for LeBlanc, even convincing the star to ask her how she was doing – his signature pick-up line from "Friends."

    So far, LeBlanc hasn’t issued an apology for the joke and neither celebrity has acknowledged it since Sunday night.