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Kelly Ripa Is Getting Dragged For Seemingly Making Light Of The Coronavirus Outbreak

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Kelly Ripa Is Getting Dragged For Seemingly Making Light Of The Coronavirus Outbreak

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While the rest of the world was stressed out and panic-buying food, water, and other household items during the global coronavirus outbreak this week, the daytime talk show host uploaded a video of herself visiting her dermatologist to receive botox.

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“Hi everyone. We’re going to talk about a serious medical problem,” Kelly’s dermatologist, Dr. Anolik, says in the clip.

“Yes, there’s a very serious medical problem going around right now. What is it?” Kelly asks.

“It’s Botox deficiency,” Dr. Anolik replies. “Acute!” Kelly declares.

“In this time we can notice that there’s been a lot of worrying, you can see it is written all over my face,” Kelly jokes before scrunching her face.

“..but Dr. Anolik decided to be brave today and come into work to treat my acute Botox deficiency syndrome,” she says before receiving her injections.

Afterwards, Kelly shows off her results, saying, “What do you think? Did I survive?”

“Is there any Botox left for anyone else doctor?”

Naturally, the video didn’t go over to well with viewers. Especially considering more than 3,100 people have already died from the virus and the World Health Organization has officially declared the outbreak a pandemic.

“Are you tone deaf?” one person asked, adding that “most people are worried about how to stay well rather than reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.”

@kellyripa are you tone deaf? Ill advised comment on Botox while seemingly making light of corona virus. Most people are worried about how to stay well…rather than reducing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.

Another called the video “insensitive.”

Kelly Ripa making jokes that allude to Coronavirus while getting Botox is insensitive. I think she blew it here.

“Have a little class, decency, and respect,” another user tweeted.

Leave it to Hollywood to joke about the #coronavirus. @KellyRipa makes light of the virus, which has killed thousands, while she gets Botox. She’s a complete joke of a person. Have a little class, decency and respect.

Some found her post to be “self absorbed”:

“Rich people worries,” another commented.

Kelly has yet to address the backlash but we will update you if she does.

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