Ripa fans were quick to shut down the haters, say the photo, which has more than 70,000 likes, was a symbol of the love between the couple.
Kelly Ripa showed off her ripped abs in a bikini picture posted on Instagram by her husband, Mark Consuelos, who named her “sexy”.
But it didn’t take long for Internet trolls to intervene.
Consuelos’ image of Ripa sport a sun hat and a two-piece bathing suit during their tropical vacation on Sunday drew hundreds of responses. Many wondered why the 47-year-old host of ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan” do not try to cover up more.
“Kelly is beautiful, but there is not a cutoff age when the age of appropriateness comes into play? Just because you can rock a bikini, doesn’t mean you should,” one Instagram user commented.
Others criticized Ripa’s physique: “her body is nothing to be proud of.”
“Cool @instasuelos didn’t know you were into little boys, but not entirely surprising,” another Instagrammer answered.
“She has the body of a 12-year-old boy. Think ‘sexy’ is a matter of opinion, She is cute but…,” one user added.
“I thought exactly the same,” another user agreed.
Sultry Sunday with the sexy are my favorite…
The photo, which allegedly shows fame “gone to her head.”
“Not the sweet Kelly she was when she first started with Regis,” one user stated.
Ripa fans were quick to shut down the haters, say the photo, which has more than 70,000 likes, was a symbol of the love between the couple and no one ‒ at any age ‒ should be criticized for their body or style choices.
“These are people, we are all human beings. If someone chooses his wife or his foot or his face or his children, as long as they are not offensive or degrading images, there is no reason to judge,” one Instagram user replied. “Women often judge other women, and often aimed at people who, out of ignorance.”
“Those who say your wife, she is too old, she needs to eat, she has the boy, the body, are exactly the same people who have a million insecurities,” another person wrote Consuelos.
People embarrassed Kelly Ripa wearing a string bikini at 47, but they had a very different response from her man shirtless picture https://t.co/oV3mSFsGc7 pic.twitter.com/6sn316Z9y5
— INSIDER (@thisisinsider) March 27, 2018
But that was not to stop Consuelos of posting more photos on his Instagram story, with one simple word, scattered about the steamy photo: “Yep.”
This is not the first time that the couple faced with trolls.
On March 9, Ripa posted 2008 throwback photo of the couple, with the caption: “That other time we got excited about it.”
“It is a pity that he is short when he tries to look bigger. It looks funny. Just be who you are,” a woman noted, that have since been removed, according to People Magazine.
“Can you tell me how I can try to look bigger,” Consuelos said. “I’m dying to know.”
Ripa added, “He’s tall where it counts, “babe”,”
The couple has been married for more than two decades and are parents to Michael, 20, Lola, 16, and Joaquin, 15.