People Are Calling out Kelly Ripa for Joking About Coronavirus

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As the coronavirus continues to cause destruction on a mass scale, more and more people are trying to raise awareness about the issue and how to protect yourself. While the majority are giving us helpful information, some have opted to, well, crack jokes about the whole thing.

And that seems to have been the case with Kelly Ripa this week, who has landed herself in hot water for joking about the virus in an Instagram video.

Keep scrolling to see the clip for yourself…


Originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan, a deadly virus known as the coronavirus has been rapidly spreading across the globe.

Coronavirus infections have a wide range of symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and death.

A lot of people have now died from the virus…

It has been confirmed by Worldometer that 6,526 people have now died globally, with the majority being in mainland China. A further 171,027 have been found to carry the virus and be infected.

And nearly every major country in the world has now been affected by the virus.

The World Health Organization declared an emergency last month and called on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the respiratory disease.

What is it that’s causing this deadly virus?

But it is widely believed that the sale of meat from wild animals is the prime cause of the coronavirus.

Strains of the virus have been discovered in bats in the past and, with them being a delicacy in some areas of China, they are believed to be one of the primary causes.

And the World Health Organization has warned that it can be spread by simply coughing, kissing or making contact with saliva.

And there is an immense amount of pressure on authorities to find a cure, and fast.

And it’s showing no signs of slowing down.

And the United States is now one of them.

So far, over 3000 people have been confirmed to have been infected with the virus, and sixty-nine have reportedly died.

People have been spotted donning face masks and various other items of clothing and materials in airports in a desperate bid to avoid the virus.

Others have opted to take a different approach.

The daytime talk show host has left fans outraged after a video surfaced of her seemingly joking about the coronavirus epidemic during an Instagram video. Keep scrolling to watch…

“Hi everyone. We’re going to talk about a serious medical problem,” Kelly’s dermatologist, Dr. Robert Anolik, says in the clip.
“Yes, there’s a very serious medical problem going around right now. What is it?” Kelly replies.


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

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



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

“What do you think? Did I survive?”
“Is there any Botox left for anyone else, doctor?” she adds. 


And many called her out for being “out of touch with reality.”

“How is this remotely funny?”  commented one outraged user. “How self-absorbed!” wrote another.

“This is rude, totally insensitive, inappropriate, even insulting! I am truly disgusted by this behavior. Making fun of a worldwide pandemic, while people are dying is immeasurably narcissistic, egocentric, selfish, simply dumb.”

Kelly is yet to address the backlash.