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Host Chris Harrison Fires Back at Kelly Ripa’s ‘Bachelorette’ Criticism

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Host Chris Harrison and creator Mike Fleiss fired back at Kelly Ripa’s criticism over The Bachelorette. 

Harrison and Fleiss took to social media to slam Ripa after she expressed on Live With Kelly and Ryan that she feels “disgusted” with the show. “You guys, you know how I feel about the show, it disgusts me,” Ripa said.

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Ripa continued, “I can’t stand the idea of 25 exceptional women fighting over one ordinary fella, in my opinion. You know how I feel, ladies, we are too special to be arguing over a guy.”

Harrison, who has hosted The Bachelor and The Bachelorette for countless years, tweeted an article written about Ripa’s comments. He wrote, “Look out #BachelorNation ⁦@KellyRipa⁩ is coming after you and your ‘disgusting’ Monday night habit.”

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Fleiss also slammed Ripa’s criticism of the reality show. “Easy, @KellyRipa … #TheBachelor franchise pays your salary!” Fleiss tweeted.

The Bachelorette premieres Mondays at 8|7c on ABC.