Kelly Ripa skipped ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’ this morning, and fans are furious that the talk show host is skipping out on her duties just because she’s upset by the announcement that Michael Strahan is leaving. Check out their reactions here!
Kelly Ripa, 45, and Michael Strahan, 44, won’t be “Kelly and Michael” for much longer. Michael announced on April 19 that he’s leaving the show, and Kelly was absent from the program just one day later. See why fans are angry that Kelly is playing hard to get!
Ana Gasteyer filled in for Kelly today, and fans are pissed that Kelly played hooky. They’re calling her out for acting “petty” and “childish”, and think that Kelly shouldn’t be blaming Michael for not saying anything, according to the contract of his new gig. Take a look:
If Kelly Ripa is part of team petty it makes me like her even more
— NaijaGal (@Naija4LifeO) April 20, 2016
NYC is going through it right now. Voter suppression AND Kelly Ripa is refusing to show up to Kelly & Michael???? Chaos reigns.
— Alanna (@alannallama) April 20, 2016
Kelly ripa needs to stop being so immature! If he wants to leave then let it be. I wish him all the best:) pic.twitter.com/8suqYkO30I
— jessica sanchez (@myboobie4) April 20, 2016
Kelly Ripa got a case if the blue flu and decided to stay home today. I thought Crossfit and hot yoga made you tougher than that.
— Kokomoschmoe (@Kokomoschmoe) April 20, 2016
I guess Kelly Ripa should change her name to "Petty" Ripa. LOL!!!
— Serving Up Justice!! (@KingLeoPride) April 20, 2016
Kelly Ripa is upset that Michael Strahan didn't break his new gigs "strict orders" to not say anything….this seems rather childish?
— B (@shortbumble22) April 20, 2016
In case you didn’t tune in to this morning’s episode of Live with Kelly and Michael, Michael took a minute to tell the audience that him leaving the show is true. He made a heartfelt speech thanking the audience for their support. In the last few minutes of the show, he mentioned Kelly and thanked her. Meanwhile, Kelly is reportedly furious that she wasn’t told about his departure, and is afraid that the show might get canceled altogether once he leaves. According to TMZ, “There’s serious talk about giving Live the boot at 9 AM and adding a third hour to GMA [and] it’s unclear if Disney is eyeing a time slot later in the morning for Kelly’s show.” Guess we’ll just have to see if Kelly ultimately gets fired, though of course we hope that doesn’t happen!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Kelly’s behavior? Does she have a right to be upset and stay home, or should she face the music? Tell us what you think!