A resurfaced Jennifer Aniston video interview from 1998 is distressing the internet

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Jennifer Aniston is one of the most talked-about women in the world, making headlines ever since she burst onto our teenage screens.

From her sweet friendship with ex husband Brad Pitt to her bond with Reese Witherspoon and of course last year's iconic Friends reunion, Jen has definitely got a lot of us through the past year.

The A-lister made news recently as a 1998 video of her being interviewed by David Letterman resurfaced - and it's distressing the internet.

The video clip in question shows Jennifer Aniston appearing on David Letterman to promote her film, The Object of My Affection.

After telling an anecdote about bumping into fans at her gym, David Letterman snuck up behind her and announced, "forgive me if this is rude, I just want to try one thing."

He then proceeded to put a piece of Jennifer Aniston's hair in his mouth and suck on it while slowly pulling away. He then handed her a tissue to wipe his saliva out of her hair.

While Jennifer Aniston laughed along at the time, fans have been quick to call out the concerning video, accusing Letterman of blatantly harassing the actress.

"Can’t get over how creepy and disturbing this clip of Jennifer Aniston on Letterman is," tweeted one user, while another posted: "This Jennifer Aniston interview on David Letterman in 1998 is still disgusting to watch."

"I was a fan of Letterman when I was in high school and university, but I look back on a lot of his clips they’re soo awkward and cringy," one user tweeted. "The most horrifying one is him smelling Jennifer Aniston's hair- there's no comedy it's just straight up sexual harassment on air."

This video initially resurfaced last year, among a few other "concerning" interviews by the TV host, with other "wronged" interviewees including Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan.

We will continue to update this story.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.