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Kelly Ripa Makes Lame Pit Bull Comment

Kelly Ripa Makes Lame Pit Bull Comment

Here we are, in the thick of Pit Bull Awareness Month, and a major television personality waltzes in with a statement that shows zero awareness of Pit Bulls.

Kelly Ripa, last week on her show:

“But the gangster’s dog is uh, I mean if it’s a gangster it would have to be a dangerous, uh, Pit Bull kind of dog, right?”

A little context: Ripa is talking to Christopher Walken about his movie, Seven Psychopaths, which we have covered to the hilt here and here, because it is about gangsters stealing dogs. (It’s a comedy.)

Granted, interviewing Walken is enough to throw anybody off her game, but if Ripa were aware of Pit Bull Awareness month (like we’re asking everybody to be) she wouldn’t be making careless statements about Pit Bulls.

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To be fair, she seems to be little fumbled up in the thought-department (again, Walken is right next to her), and she might be trying to say only that gangsters have dangerous dogs (which many do, because they make the dogs dangerous).

But it comes out very poorly, and she ends up repeating the unfair stereotype that Pit Bulls are dangerous. It’s also sad and incredibly damaging that her go-to breed for “dangerous dog” is a Pit Bull. For her to say such a thing on national TV is irresponsible, to say the least. Thus far, no apology or explanation has come.

This is exactly why we need Pit Bull Awareness Month.

Watch the video of Ripa in action and see for yourself here.

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This post was written by Michael Leaverton, Contributing Editor at Dogster Magazine.

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2:46PM PDT on May 23, 2014

Really Kelly? I thought you were more aware than that! You have much to learn!

11:46AM PDT on Mar 16, 2014

Who is sitting next to Kelly Ripa has nothing to do with what comes out of her mouth. Sheer stupidity does. In this day and age of computers there is no excuse to be ignorant (uninformed) on any subject Just stupidity (too lazy to get the true facts before opening your mouth up). Freedom of speech means any idiot that can stay in the lime light for more than 2 minutes can be an expert on any subject no matter how far up their but they keep their head when they open their mouth. Unfortunately far too many people in the really word take what comes out of their mouths as the word of God and believe these idiots know what they are talking about.

1:49PM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

I love Christopher Walken - I think if I were sitting next to that man I might say dumb things too.

5:06AM PST on Mar 7, 2014

Kelly Ripa ...... is she where the "dumb blonde" expression came from ?

6:42PM PST on Mar 5, 2014

I am more on guard with Chihuahuas than I am big dogs! LOL The little ones are considered "cute" by their caretakers and allowed to get away with a whole lot more bad behavior than bigger dogs.

1:05PM PST on Jan 29, 2014

hahaha, Ripa makes lame remarks about everything! She sells her ditziness well.

1:15PM PST on Jan 5, 2014

As far as I know, Kelly Ripa is some irritating blond broad who does some extremely childish tooth paste commercial. I never saw her on a TV show or in a movie, so she can't be all that much of a "star" to begin with. Why would anybody give a hang what that dumb blonde says or thinks anyway? From that article up there I can see that she's not the brightest bulb in the chandelier and I probably didn't miss anything that I never saw her show, in fact, I didn't even know she has a show. I thought she's just some dumb blonde making stupid commercials. Well, actually, I haven't changed my mind about that. Nothing wrong with pitbulls. To me, a dog is a dog is a dog and most of them are very friendly, at least toward me.

5:23AM PST on Jan 5, 2014

people do have misconceived perceptions about pits because of the media

6:42AM PST on Dec 29, 2013

Who cares what someone like that says anyways!!

2:31PM PDT on Oct 28, 2013

Kelly is Not the brightest bulb on the string!

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