Kelly Ripa Slammed for Bashing ‘The Bachelorette’

TV personality calls it a "gross, gross show!"

Kelly Ripa Under Fire For Calling 'The Bachelorette' Gross
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Kelly Ripa is being put on blast! The host of Live With Kelly and Ryan gave her not-so-nice opinion on ABC’s The Bachelorette, the popular reality show’s producer and host took to social media to call out the actress.

“You guys know how I feel about the show … it disgusts me,” she said on her talk show Tuesday, May 14. “I couldn’t stand the idea of 25 exceptional women fighting over one ordinary fella, in my opinion.”

She added, “We are too special to be arguing over a guy. [It’s a] gross, gross show.”

The host of the show, Chris Harrison, took to Twitter to make fun of Kelly’s statement, in which she made after learning Hannah Brown will be a guest on her show. “Look out #BachelorNation @KellyRipa⁩ is coming after you and your ‘disgusting’ Monday night habit,” he wrote on Twitter.

And the show’s creator, producer and writer, Mike Fleiss, echoed his statement. “Easy, @KellyRipa#TheBachelor franchise pays your salary!” he wrote.

Kelly works for ABC, the network that houses both her talk show with Ryan Seacrest and The Bachelorette.

The 48-year-old has not yet responded.