'Bachelorette' host Chris Harrison hits back at Kelly Ripa for calling the show 'creepy'

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Bachelor Nation is punching back after Kelly Ripa slammed “The Bachelorette” as a “creepy” and “gross, gross show.”

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“The Bachelorette” creator Mike Fleiss and longtime host Chris Harrison didn’t take the criticism lightly and took to Twitter to issue a response.  

Harrison, who has hosted “The Bachelor” since 2002 and its spinoff “The Bachelorette” since 2003, called on his thousands of followers to take down Ripa.

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“Look out #BachelorNation ⁦@KellyRipa⁩ is coming after you and your ‘disgusting’ Monday night habit,” he tweeted Tuesday. 

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Fleiss warned Ripa to tread carefully, pointing out that her daytime talk show airs on the same network as the long-running dating series: ABC. 

“Easy, @KellyRipa … #TheBachelor franchise pays your salary!” he tweeted Tuesday.

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Ripa didn’t mince words when explaining her disdain toward “The Bachelor” franchise. 

“I was disgusted because I couldn’t stand the idea of 25 exceptional women fighting over one ordinary fella, in my opinion,” she said on “Live” Tuesday. “You know how I feel, ladies, we are too special to be arguing over a guy.”

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