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Actor Ryan O’Neal shocks Late Late (and Russell Crowe) with inappropriate joke about his daughter Tatum

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11:  Actress Tatum O'Neal and actor Ryan O'Neal arrive at the premiere of Apparition's "The Runaways" held at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on March 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: Actress Tatum O'Neal and actor Ryan O'Neal arrive at the premiere of Apparition's "The Runaways" held at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on March 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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American actor Ryan O'Neal with actress Farrah Fawcett.    (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

American actor Ryan O'Neal with actress Farrah Fawcett. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES - APRIL 10:  Actors Farrah Fawcett (L) and Ryan O'Neal relax at the after-party for "Malibu's Most Wanted" at the Highlands on April 10, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES - APRIL 10: Actors Farrah Fawcett (L) and Ryan O'Neal relax at the after-party for "Malibu's Most Wanted" at the Highlands on April 10, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Actor Ryan O'Neal (L) and his actress daughter Tatum O'Neal attends a Farrah Fawcett memorabilia donation ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum Of American History on February 2, 2011 in Washington, DC.  Fawcett died of cancer June 25, 2009.

Actor Ryan O'Neal (L) and his actress daughter Tatum O'Neal attends a Farrah Fawcett memorabilia donation ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum Of American History on February 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. Fawcett died of cancer June 25, 2009.

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Actor Ryan O'Neal on the Late Late Show

Actor Ryan O’Neal was the subject on the fingertips of baffled Irish Twitter users last night after making an inappropriate sexual joke about his daughter Tatum.

Appearing on The Late Late Show, O’Neal spoke to Ryan Tubridy about his late partner Farrah Fawcett and her cancer battle before making an uncomfortable reference to his daughter.

“[Farrah] was so brave and full of courage and never complained. She never let us feel what she was feeling.

“I haven’t been with anyone since. How do you follow that girl?

“Well I could be with Tatum, I guess, but it’s a bit late in the game,” he laughed to a clapping audience.

Ryan Tubridy then said that circumstance would be a bit “weird.”

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American actor Ryan O'Neal with actress Farrah Fawcett.    (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

American actor Ryan O'Neal with actress Farrah Fawcett. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11:  Actress Tatum O'Neal and actor Ryan O'Neal arrive at the premiere of Apparition's "The Runaways" held at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on March 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: Actress Tatum O'Neal and actor Ryan O'Neal arrive at the premiere of Apparition's "The Runaways" held at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on March 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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American actor Ryan O'Neal with actress Farrah Fawcett. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

Ryan O’Neal was in a long term relationship with Farrah Fawcett from 1979 until her death in 2009 from anal cancer. The pair produced a son together, Redmond James Fawcett O’Neal but the actor has always had a difficult relationship with Tatum.

The pair recently featured in a program on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network in which they attempted to repair their relationship.

Tubridy’s next guest actor Russell Crowe also commented on the bizarre comments made by the Hollywood actor.

“For me as a member of the audience I’m a little uncomfortable, but mainly I’m concerned for your mental health and well-being,” he told Tubridy.

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Actor Ryan O'Neal (L) and his actress daughter Tatum O'Neal attends a Farrah Fawcett memorabilia donation ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum Of American History on February 2, 2011 in Washington, DC.  Fawcett died of cancer June 25, 2009.

Actor Ryan O'Neal (L) and his actress daughter Tatum O'Neal attends a Farrah Fawcett memorabilia donation ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum Of American History on February 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. Fawcett died of cancer June 25, 2009.

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LOS ANGELES - APRIL 10:  Actors Farrah Fawcett (L) and Ryan O'Neal relax at the after-party for "Malibu's Most Wanted" at the Highlands on April 10, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES - APRIL 10: Actors Farrah Fawcett (L) and Ryan O'Neal relax at the after-party for "Malibu's Most Wanted" at the Highlands on April 10, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Actor Ryan O'Neal (L) and his actress daughter Tatum O'Neal attends a Farrah Fawcett memorabilia donation ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum Of American History on February 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. Fawcett died of cancer June 25, 2009.

“Let’s not discuss it any further but how f***ed up was that?”

Irish viewers were baffled by the bizarre comments too and took to Twitter to discuss O’Neal’s strange suggestion.

“That interview with Ryan O’Neal was cringe and awkward on levels I never want to experience again,” tweeted George Hutton.

“Any father of a daughter can be disturbed by Ryan O’Neal on The Late Late Show but the real worry is the response of the audience,” a user named Trailsleuth tweeted.

“How horrendous were the sexual comments by Ryan O’Neal re his daughter Tatum? Toxic, creepy and deranged maybe,” tweeted Katie O’Connell.

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