Kelly Ripa made more than a few people angry on her show yesterday when she made a comment about Pit Bulls, calling them dangerous.
“Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco was trying to find out the truth on twitter last night. She asked, “Did Kelly Ripa really say “all pits are dangerous” on her show this am? I didn’t see it, just hearing through twitter.. True or false?” When a fan responded that yes, she did indeed say it, Cuoco tweeted back, “Completely heart broken and disappointed.” And then again, she tweeted, “I really hope @KellyRipa didn’t say what I think she said this am regarding pit bulls. #Please don’t be true.”
Cuoco, an animal lover, isn’t the only one disappointed by Ripa’s words about the misunderstood breed. Fans tweeted at the host, asking her to take back her comments that perpetuate the misconceptions people have about the breed. One Pit Bull lover wrote, “Hey @kellyripa @kellyripashow !! I have #pitbull & I’m not a thug. Please educate urself, scratch a pit’s belly & use ur influence 4 good!” Another wrote, “Shame on you- encouraging discrimination & stereotyping @KellyRipa! October is pitbull awareness month: GET EDUCATED in this time!”
There is even a petition on change.org now asking Ripa to volunteer at a Pit Bull rescue so she can get to know the dogs and hopefully not make any more blanket statements about them. Considering the response from fans, we wonder if she’ll apologize this morning. Fingers crossed.
UPDATE: We’ve got video.