Kelly Ripa Stands Up to Critics of Her On-Air Appearance: 'How Dare You'


Kelly Ripa is not interested in listening to negative comments.

The “Live with Kelly and Ryan” host clapped back at some outspoken viewers who critiqued her and Ryan Seacrest for their on-air appearance during the coronavirus quarantine.

The duo has been filming episodes at-home since mid-March when the outbreak began shutting down production on many scripted TV shows along with daytime and nighttime talk shows.

During Friday’s episode, Ripa ripped on the haters stating, “First of all, let me just say, to people commenting on our appearance: How dare you and you’re lucky that we actually put clothes on,” she said. “It’s harder than you think to roll out of bed and come to a TV show.”

She went on to say that she won’t let the negativity bring her down, adding, “I don’t care. I have a new outlook on life.”

“Certain things don’t matter anymore and my appearance is one of those things that just don’t matter,” she said, emphasizing that the pandemic has made us more aware of what is and isn’t important.

She even admitted that some days she considers filming the show on her laptop from bed.

Ripa hasn’t shied away from the realities of being in quarantine and working from home, which many of us can definitely relate to.

She showed off her gray hair on several occasions after not being able to get to a hair salon during the pandemic.

During one live show, Ripa admitted to wearing daughter Lola Consuelos’ clothes because she didn’t like anything in her closet. The 18-year-old also did her mother’s makeup as Ripa can no longer rely on a glam-squad to help her get ready for the show anymore.

Ripa's husband, Mark Conseulos, stepped in as co-host on Monday's show.

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