There are those days when being a human is genuinely enjoyable. Then there are the other days when hiding under your desk with a bottle of wine and donning doomsday gear seems like a perfectly reasonable response, and those are the days when humanity is confirmed in such a way that you can’t help but think, “Yeah, we’re all going to be OK.”
As an example? the recent response to Kelly Ripa’s bikini photo.
Mark Consuelos, Ripa’s husband of more than 20 years, posted the image to Instagram with the remark, “Sultry Sundays with the sexy one are my fav…” So sweet, yeah? Not to mention the fact that Ripa, at 47, looks like she’s in the best shape of her life. People can’t possibly find anything to pick apart here.
However, as soon as Consuelos shared the photo, keyboard warriors and couch trolls started attacking Ripa for her outfit.
Consuelos decided to put Judgemental people in their places and argue on his wife’s behalf, instead of ignoring the naysayers. After a couple of days of contemplation over how to handle the hurtful comments, Consuelos responded to the harsh criticism of his beautiful wife.
“I wanted to take a couple days to weigh in. Probably should’ve earlier arguably. But I wanted to be above it. Well, now I’m not. I posted this pic of the women I most admire as a playful tribute to my wife who I’m proud of in endless ways. She works extremely hard in her professional life and her commitment to exercise, healthy diet is admirable and the benefits show,” said Consuelos.
“Yes she’s wearing a bikini at age 47 and will no doubt wear one for many years to come. If that offends you in some way, if it triggers you, or some other psychosis you’re suffering from, I suggest you get over it and get used to it. To all the males that had something negative to say.. I suggest you bring it up with me if I’m ever lucky enough to run into you. I’m going to get back to my vacation now.. Thanks for allowing me to express myself,” added Ripa’s adoring man.
On an Instagram post of Ripa and Consuelos from earlier this year, one person said, “Too bad he’s short when he tries to look taller. It looks funny. Just be who you are.”
But as the couple is known for their witty responses to people trolling on their social media pages, “Please tell me how it is I can try to look taller. I’m dying to know,” but Ripa had the ultimate comeback as she replied, “He’s tall where it counts babe,” Consuelos retorted.