Kelly Ripa is responding to someone on Instagram who compared her to a “cardboard cutout.”
The “Live! With Kelly And Ryan” host insisted that she is actually “pretty exciting.”
“My friend @Kellyripa is my first guest! Submit your questions for Kelly in the comments and I may ask her your question on Monday, during the premiere of the @jerryoshow!” Jerry O’Connell first posted on his Instagram.
That is when one user responded, “Why? There are so many interesting people out there who don’t already have way too much time on tv, why her (or any other cardboard cutout tv person like seacrest etc.) Even you can’t transcend the boringness of that kind of guest. Cruel disappointment.”
Ripa responded to the person, cheekily writing, “Well Vanessa, it’s August, so non cardboard cutout tv people are in Italy. And truth be told, I’m pretty exciting.”
However, that didn’t stop the user from continuing. “I don’t even watch much TV anymore, and when I watch a talk show, I consider it in very bad form for the show to grind down the audience with ‘visiting hosts’ from other shows I purposely did not tune into,” they said. “It’s not personal: you’re surely as delightful a person as you were when you started with Regis and I did like you very much then: you just appear too much, like Seacrest, and, like him, with no film or book or platform or talent other than standing in a spotlight, and you’re too professional not to know that. IMO.”
Ripa was “too professional” not to respond again.