“Live With Kelly and Ryan” host Kelly Ripa is getting slammed for her opinions of the show “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.”
During the May 14 episode of “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” Kelly Ripa made her feelings about “The Bachelorette” known when she learned this season’s bachelorette, Hannah Brown, was going to be a guest on their show.
“You guys know how I feel about the show, it disgusts me. I thought that, I was disgusted because I couldn’t stand the idea of 25 exceptional women fighting over one ordinary fella, in my opinion. You know how I feel, ladies, we are too special to be arguing over a guy.
I’m for that guy, whoever jumps out of the show. The rest of it all is all creepy.”
She added that she couldn’t wait “to talk [Hannah] out of it” while interviewing her on the show.
Shortly after her comments were made, the host of the show, Chris Harrison, and the show’s creator, Mike Fleiss, slammed Ripa for her opinions on Twitter.
— Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) May 15, 2019
#BachelorNation KellyRipa is coming after you and your “disgusting” Monday night habit.
While Fleiss added:
Easy, KellyRipa …
#TheBachelor franchise pays your salary!
Now some prominent names in Hollywood are defending Ripa against Fleiss’ statement.
The star of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Ellen Pompeo took to Twitter to drag Fleiss for making such an erroneous accusation:
Okay @fleissmeister… that’s some handle bro! Your show does NOT pay @KellyRipa salary. Also we don’t attack successful women on our network and men certainly cannot take credit for their success. Don’t get me started on your show cuz I’m a savage…. #bachelorsoooowhite
— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) May 16, 2019
Okay fleissmeister… that’s some handle bro! Your show does NOT pay KellyRipa salary. Also we don’t attack successful women on our network and men certainly cannot take credit for their success. Don’t get me started on your show cuz I’m a savage….
While a guest on the show, Hannah told Ripa that like her, she wasn’t really a fan of the show before she went on it. However, after being a contestant, Hannah now says some of her best friends are other women who were competing along with her.
“Ultimately it was one of the most empowering things I ever have done because I had to push myself and grow as an individual.”
Ripa has yet to respond to any of the backlash from Harrison or Fleiss regarding her statements on the show.