You know how your Aunt Carol is always flooding your social media feed with memes about made-up holidays devoted to hot dogs or offshore oil rig workers?
Well, she dropped the ball in a big way if she failed to inform you that it’s national Hot Takes About the Bachelorette Day!
First, we learned that Nick Viall flat-out hates Luke Parker, who appears to be Hannah Brown’s frontrunner at the moment.
(Check out our Bachelorette spoilers if you want to see how that plays out.)
Now, it appears that Kelly Ripa is equally disdainful of the whole freakin’ franchise!
Yes, it may be the creeping apathy that comes with being forced to sit next to Ryan Seacrest every morning, but it seems that Kelly has exactly zero f–ks to give.
The woman is creeped out by the whole Bachelor/Bachelorette content machine, and she doesn’t care who knows it!
On today’s episode of Live With Kelly and Dude From American Idol Who’s Somehow Still a Thing, Seacrest revealed to Ripa that Hannah Beast herself will be a guest on the show later this week.
Not only did Ripa apparently have no idea who Hannah is, she made no qualms about the fact that she is not a member of Bachelorette nation.
“Oh, it’s an entirely different person?” she asked after revealing that she thought Colton Underwood’s girlfriend, Cassie Randolph, was the new Bachelorette.
“You guys, you know how I feel about the show, it disgusts me,” Ripa told her bemused audience.
“I can’t stand the idea of 25 exceptional women fighting over one ordinary fella, in my opinion,” she added.
“You know how I feel, ladies, we are too special to be arguing over a guy.”
At that point, Ripa unleashed her fury on the studio audience like Daenerys Targaryen at King’s Landing.
Or she gently chided them for watching a show she doesn’t like. Same difference.
“Having said that,” she scolded.
“All of you women watch that gross, gross show.”
Okay, so Kelly doesn’t care for The Bachelor?
But how does she feel about The Bachelorette?
Well, apparently, she thinks it’s “it’s all creepy” and she describes The Bachelorette as “just as creepy” as The Bachelor.
So it seems that while there might be some feminist beliefs behind Ripa’s distaste for the franchise, ultimately she finds the whole idea of a rabid competition with a human being as the reward to be a bit unseemly.
We’re with her — but we long ago learned to just shut off that part of our brains on Monday nights.