TV host Graham Norton joked about Kevin Spacey, then pulled a deeply "uncomfortable" move.

British talk show host Graham Norton has been branded a ‘hypocrite’ by fans after he welcomed an accused abuser onto his show just moments after joking about the multiple accusations about Kevin Spacey that came to light last week.

In his opening monologue to a live studio audience, Norton described the past week as a “sleazy” one in Hollywood.

“[There have been] so many allegations, people’s careers are collapsing like a house of…dominoes,” he joked, referencing Spacey’s firing from acclaimed Netflix show House of Cards.

“Journalists are struggling to come up with enough words to describe all this inappropriate behaviour: touchy-feely, handsy, sleazy, Spacey…”

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Almost within the same breath, Norton then revealed he had "five huge stars" from the movie Murder on the Orient Express appearing on the show.

One of those stars? Actor Johnny Depp, who was last year accused of domestic violence when his then-wife, Amber Heard, filed for divorce.

Throughout their months-long divorce proceedings, Heard was repeatedly accused of lying to gain access to the actor's $48 million fortune.

Amber Heard and Johnny Deppat 3LABS on January 9, 2016 in Culver City, California.
Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp, claiming he had physically abused her. Image via Getty.

All this, despite photos, phone recordings, video footage and testimonies from close friends backing her claims.

In the end, Heard was awarded a US$7 million settlement (which she donated help victims of domestic violence) on the condition that she dropped the abuse charges and restraining order against Depp.

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Viewers of Norton's latest show were critical of the fact that the comedian made a big show of slamming Spacey for his actions, but still invited an abuser of another type for an interview, calling the decision "uncomfortable".



Graham Norton is yet to respond to the outrage from his viewers.