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Ellen Pompeo Slams Bachelor Creator Over Kelly Ripa Salary Attack

Ellen Pompeo tore into Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss after the EP shaded Kelly Ripa earlier this week.

On Tuesday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Ripa’s co-host Ryan Seacrest announced that Hannah Brown, the current Bachelorette, would be stopping by the show this week. “You know how I feel about this show. It disgusts me,” said Ripa.

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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On Wednesday, Fleiss tweeted, “Easy, Kelly Ripa … The Bachelor franchise pays your salary!” after Ripa called the dating series “gross” and “creepy” on ABC-owned Live With Kelly and Ryan.

Thursday, Pompeo shot back at Fleiss, writing, “Okay [Mike Fleiss], that’s some handle bro! Your show does NOT pay Kelly Ripa’s 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.”

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Pompeo then took one final dig at the series long-chronicled diversity problem, ending her tweet with “#bachelorsoooowhite.”

Moments later, Pompeo — who had been taking a mini-social media hiatus — tweeted to a follower, “Took a break but had to jump back in the ring for my girl.”

ABC has thus far not commented on the kerfuffle.

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