RTÉ received more than 500 complaints about this segment of the Late Late Show
Peter Casey sat down with Ryan Tubridy two weeks ago.
And now, Peter has slammed Ryan for being "unprofessional" and "rude". The former presidential candidate has also questioned the presenter's "huge" salary.
Peter appeared on the Late Late Show on November 2, and RTÉ confirmed to The Sun: “RTÉ has received 353 complaints, and 67 emails and 95 calls giving feedback on last week’s Late Late Show, specifically the Peter Casey interview.”
It further stated: “Complaints are of their nature confidential; it’s not something we would comment on.”
After Mr. Casey sat down with Ryan, he said of him: “He was rude, and there was no need to be rude. He was deceitful.
“We agreed the format and that I was going to get across the point that I am absolutely not a racist. I don’t believe that Travellers are of a different race, so how can I be racist? He was disingenuous.
“He sat down in the Green Room and we agreed a certain allocation of time. And he basically lied.
“He said he would keep a firm control on it so again he lied or was incompetent.
“He said he wanted to talk about the Travellers and I said ‘Absolutely’ and ‘I am more than happy to answer any questions they have’.
“And the person didn’t ask questions, she just stood up and made a long prepared statement. He was rude and unprofessional.