Joe Gilgun accused of ‘making an offensive comment to pregnant woman’s unborn child’ on the set of Brassic
Joe Gilgun has been accused of making an offensive comment to a pregnant woman’s unborn child on the set of Brassic, according to The Sun.
The actor, 37, who plays Vinnie in the series, allegedly made an inappropriate comment on set when the pregnant make-up artist asked him to stop smoking marijuana around her.
The star, who has biopolar disorder, reportedly replied to the crew member with a remark about her unborn child, which caused an uproar on set.
Accusation: Joe Gilgun, 37, has been accused of making an offensive comment to a pregnant woman’s unborn child on the set of Brassic, according to The Sun
It is unclear whether it was the pregnant woman who filed the complaint about the comment.
A source told the publication: ‘Cast and crew reacted with fury. They simply can’t comprehend why Joe could be so cruel. It’s totally ruined what has always been a great rapport.
‘The make-up artist was hugely upset and people have rallied round her for support. It caused a lot of misery for those involved in the show. They have to finish the fourth series, but it’s been hugely overshadowed by this.’
Oh no: The actor allegedly made an inappropriate comment on set when the pregnant make up artist asked him to stop smoking marijuana around her
A Sky TV source told The Sun: ‘We take all allegations of inappropriate behaviour extremely seriously and we have a robust process in place for handling any allegations.’
Michelle Keegan, who stars alongside Joe on the Sky Comedy, was not believed to be present at the time the comment was made.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Joe and Sky for further comment.
Joe has previously spoken about how he uses medical marijuana.
Speaking in 2019, he said: ‘I use medical marijuana to sort of regulate my moods. A big part of bipolar that isn’t spoken about is the shifting mood.
‘It’s not necessarily someone who is very depressed and then they’re hyperactive — there’s also a lot of stress involved because you have little to no control over the way you feel.’
Brassic is a Sky original comedy series and follows Vinnie and his friends causing havoc in the town of Hawley as they commit petty crimes.
The series also stars Damien Molony and Ryan Sampson and features a predominantly male cast – something Michelle has previously said she has ‘no issues’ with as she is the ‘blokiest one’ on set.
Eeek: The star, who has biopolar disorder, replied to the crew member with a remark about her unborn child, which reportedly caused an uproar on set
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