Neil Patrick Harris slammed for calling teenage Nick Jonas ‘good-looking’

Neil Patrick Harris has come under fire for calling Nick Jonas ‘really good-looking’ when he was a teenager in ‘completely inappropriate’ resurfaced comments.

The actor, 49, has been criticized on social media for a 2015 interview, where he said he had a ‘crush’ on Nick, now 30, when the star was still a teenager.

In the interview, Neil, who was 42 at the time, was asked who his ‘celebrity crush’ was during an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show.

Criticism: Neil Patrick Harris has come under fire for calling Nick Jonas ‘really good-looking’ when he was a teenager in ‘completely inappropriate’ resurfaced comments

He named singer Nick as his crush and spoke about finding 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,’ Neil said after a 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?”

The How I Met Your Mother star admitted that his husband David Burtka, who he married in 2014, knew about his celebrity crush.

'Inappropriate': The actor, 49, has been criticized on social media for a 2015 interview, where he said he had a 'crush' on Nick (pictured in 2010), now 30, when the star was still a teenager

‘Inappropriate’: The actor, 49, has been criticized on social media for a 2015 interview, where he said he had a ‘crush’ on Nick (pictured in 2010), now 30, when the star was still a teenager

‘David knows it, so I guess it’s not a bad thing to say,’ he added during the ‘hot seat’ challenge.

Nick, who rose to fame as a Disney child star and a third of the Jonas Brothers when he was 12 years old, was aged 23 when the interview was filmed.

However, Neil’s resurfaced comments have been met by a furious backlash from fans after the interview was shared to TikTok.

Some fans slammed Neil for his ‘completely inappropriate’ and ‘problematic’ comments, while others criticized the audience for laughing.

Anger: However, his resurfaced comments have been met by a furious backlash from fans after the interview was shared to TikTok

Anger: However, his resurfaced comments have been met by a furious backlash from fans after the interview was shared to TikTok

Crush: Nick (pictured earlier this month), who rose to fame as a Disney child star and a third of the Jonas Brothers when he was 12 years old, was aged 23 when the interview was filmed

Crush: Nick (pictured earlier this month), who rose to fame as a Disney child star and a third of the Jonas Brothers when he was 12 years old, was aged 23 when the interview was filmed

One person commented: ‘Sometimes certain things shouldn’t be said out loud.’

Another said: ‘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 added: ‘Ummmmm, this is not okay to say.’

And another penned: ‘Excuse me? And they’re laughing? Wow.’

MailOnline has contacted Neil’s representatives for comment.

'Awkward': The How I Met Your Mother star admitted that his husband David Burtka, who he married in 2014, knew about his celebrity crush

‘Awkward’: The How I Met Your Mother star admitted that his husband David Burtka, who he married in 2014, knew about his celebrity crush

Neil has recently starred in Netflix series Uncoupled, where he played a newly-single gay man navigating the dating scene for the first time in 17 years.

He is also set to appear on screens next year in Doctor Who, playing the ‘greatest enemy the Doctor has ever faced’.

In June, Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies confirmed Neil, 48, will be joining the cast as a villain.

Following the BBC’s announcement, Russell wrote on Instagram: ‘Neil Patrick Harris, welcome to Cardiff! Playing the greatest enemy the Doctor has ever faced.

Career: Neil has recently starred in Netflix series Uncoupled, where he played a newly-single gay man navigating the dating scene for the first time in 17 years

Career: Neil has recently starred in Netflix series Uncoupled, where he played a newly-single gay man navigating the dating scene for the first time in 17 years

‘Such a great actor, such a great man, it’s an honor and a hoot. Have fun! @nph @bbcdoctorwho Ha!’

Neil added on his page: ‘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!’

Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa will also become the 14th Doctor in the 60th anniversary episodes, after David Tennant reprise his role as the Time Lord.

New project: He is also set to appear on screens next year in Doctor Who, playing the 'greatest enemy the Doctor has ever faced'

New project: He is also set to appear on screens next year in Doctor Who, playing the ‘greatest enemy the Doctor has ever faced’

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