Haters are always going to hate, but that doesn’t mean Kelly Ripa is going to take their comments lying down. While the morning host was on vacation in Paris and Greece with her family in June, some people on social media made some really rude remarks in the comments of her Instagram posts. Rather than ignore them, Ripa opted to clap back.
ABC News reports that when Ripa shared a photo of sweet herself and husband Mark Consuelos in Greece, captioned, “Something about these Grecian sunsets,” one commenter apparently took issue with her string of vacation photos.
As captured by the Instagram account commentsbycelebs, a commenter wrote, “Kelly please explain what’s happening with Live….are they repeats? How is it pretaped? I’m so distraught, nothing to watch with my morning coffee. But have fun on vaca looks amazing xoxo fellow jerz girl” complete with a heart-eyes emoji.
In response, another commenter took a shot at Ripa’s work ethic, writing, “she’s the only anchor with whole summer off. She doesn’t work that hard to begin with.”
It’s a pretty unnecessary dig, and one that Ripa felt compelled to respond to. “I’m not an anchor, i don’t have the whole summer off, and i [sic] work extremely hard. Anything else?” she wrote, totally shutting down the hate. Ripa has every right to take a vacation — everyone does, regardless of their vocation. Most of the comments on her post were positive, but we don’t blame her for responding to the totally unfounded criticism on that one.
http://abcn.ws/1meibzoOn Thursday on Live with Kelly & Ryan, Ripa shared vacation photos that her family took with Jerry Seinfeld and his family. She didn’t comment on the trolls on air, but she did talk about the food she had in Greece (“We ate octopus every day”) and shared photos of her kids that are potential contenders for her 2018 Christmas cards.
No one likes a troll, especially on photos that are celebrating a beautiful time with family. The internet may provide some anonymity, but that doesn’t mean real people don’t read and feel hurt by rude comments.