Ellen Pompeo Defends Kelly Ripa, SLAMS Bachelorette Creator!

Sometimes, the feuds you by no means see coming grow to be probably the most amusing ones.

That’s definitely proving to be the case with the all-out battle between Team Bachelorette and Team Kelly Ripa.

Kelly Ripa in Red

Here’s a quick rundown, in case you are not caught up on this escalating spat:

Earlier this week, Ripa’s co-host, Ryan Seacrest, knowledgeable her that present Bachelorette star Hannah Brown can be showing on their daytime speak present.

This should not have come as a shock, as Live! and The Bachelorette are each ABC properties, and it isn’t unusual for networks to fill airtime with this kind of synergistic cross-promotion.

But Ripa was apparently caught off-guard, as she admitted she has no concept who Hannah is, and he or she could be very a lot not a fan of The Bachelorette.

Kelly Ripa Red Carpet Pic

“You guys, you know the way I really feel concerning the present, it disgusts me,” Ripa informed her viewers.

“I can’t stand the concept of 25 distinctive ladies combating over one peculiar fella, for my part,” she added.

“You know the way I really feel, girls, we’re too particular to be arguing over a man.”

From there, Ripa wagged a finger at her personal viewers, saying, “All of you women watch that gross, gross show.”

Kelly Ripa with the Tease

Not surprisingly, the present’s creator, Mike Fleiss, was fast to clap again at Ripa with a tweet that many thought crossed the road into impropriety:

“Easy, Kelly Ripa,” he wrote. “The Bachelor franchise pays your salary.”

Ripa by no means responded to Fleiss’ provocation however her good buddy Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy fame entered the fray on her behalf:

“Okay @fleissmeister… that’s some handle bro!” she tweeted.

Ellen Pompeo Close-Up

“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.”

“Took a break [from Twitter] but had to jump back in the ring for my girl @KellyRipa,” Pompeo later added.

Pretty intense stuff.

Surely, the lady on the middle of all of this, Hannah Brown, should even have some harsh phrases for Ripa, proper? Well … not a lot.

Beautiful Hannah Brown

Brown appeared on Kelly and Ryan this morning, and whereas she could have sounded as if she had been studying from a script ready by some community PR goon, she maintained an amicable tone all through.

“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,” Hannah stated.

“And I did. And I think that’s why I decided that I wanted to be the Bachelorette and wanted that so bad.”

We suppose on the finish of the day, exhibits like The Bachelorette are like magnificence pageants — they might appear outdated and sexist to some, however is not it additionally sexist to inform the ladies who discover success in them that they don’t seem to be allowed to take part?

Anyway, the essential factor is that there is no beef between Kelly and Hannah — however this Ellen Pompeo vs. Mike Fleiss factor? That has potential! 

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