If reality TV heavyweights Mike Fleiss and Chris Harrison thought criticizing Kelly Ripa was going to get her to back down on her opinions about The Bachelorette, they seem to have picked the wrong woman. "Kelly's time at Live predates these shows by years, so if anything, her success in syndication and promotion of these shows pays their salaries". "Also we don't attack successful women on our network and men certainly can not take credit for their success".
"You guys, you know how I feel about the show".
Kelly Ripa revealed that she isn't a fan of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette at all. "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 we feel ladies!
"Look out #BachelorNation @KellyRipa is coming after you and your "disgusting" Monday night habit", Harrison tweeted on Tuesday night, while Fleiss simply claimed that The Bachelor's success was helping ABC pay Ripa's salary. Why is Ellen Pompeo defending Ripa after dissing the show?
Along with his message Harrison posted a link to a news article on Ripa's criticism of the show. I don't believe in it. "#TheBachelor franchise pays your salary!"
"But, ultimately, it was one of the most empowering things that I ever have done because I had to push myself and grow as an individual", she continued.
She joked: 'You blink twice, I will get you out of here. On Thursday's episode of the talk show, Hannah Brown, the woman at the center of the current season of "The Bachelorette", also offered her thoughts on the situation.
"Being a part of the show is not women fighting against each other, really", Brown said. "Some of my best friends came from the show".
The source went on to point out, "Kelly has always slammed Bachelor/Bachelorette in the past with way worse comments, so why engage her now?"
She didn't give The Bachelorette a pass either.
In its 23 seasons, The Bachelor has had one Hispanic lead, Juan Pablo Galavis, in 2014. The show's attempt to feature more diversity had been a topic of conversation in recent years both by fans and ABC. What about Mike Fleiss' response to Kelly??