Ellen Pompeo Sticks Up for Kelly Ripa Following 'Bachelor' Boss Diss

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Ellen Pompeo did not mince words while defending her fellow ABC lady, Kelly Ripa, on Twitter, Ellen went after Mike Fleiss, the creator of The Bachelor franchise, after he hurled a particularly sharp barb at Kelly when she said that she didn't support the show.

Since she made those comments, host Chris Harrison and creator, Mike Fleiss responded to her on Twitter.

"Bachelorette" Hannah Brown politely explained to Kelly Ripa what it's like to be on "The Bachelorette" after Ripa slammed the franchise during her morning talk broadcast.

According to the source, "They can't handle lighthearted criticism from a successful woman who has been on TV longer than their contestants have been alive", adding, "Kelly's time at Live predates these shows by years, so if anything, her success in syndication and promotion of these shows pays their salaries". "Also we don't attack successful women on our network and men certainly can not take credit for their success".

'Don't get me started on your show cuz I'm a savage.#bachelorsoooowhite'.

Ripa discussed The Bachelor during Tuesday's episode of her show, saying the reality competition "disgusts" her. I don't - I think it's, you know, weird and sets us back. I don't believe in it.

The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. "The Bachelor franchise pays your salary!" "You know how I feel about this show". She said it was "just as creepy" to have a woman star in it.

Ripa's scathing comments sparked reaction from the host of the series Harrison as well as the show's creator Fleiss.

She joked: 'You blink twice, I will get you out of here.

Meanwhile the new Bachelorette Brown originally appeared on season 23 of The Bachelor where she competed for Colton Underwood's heart.

Brown, for her part, laughed and said she was happy to be there, and that being cast as the Bachelorette was "one of the most empowering things that I ever have done". "Some of my best friends came from the show and were really supportive". When you have a group of 30 people together, there are going to be people who don't like each other - that's just simple, facts. The show's attempt to feature more diversity had been a topic of conversation in recent years both by fans and ABC.

Sources revealed to People that Ripa thinks Fleiss and Harrison's responses were ill-advised.

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