TNT reporter asks LeBron James about death of Spurs coach’s wife, gets slammed on social media

A TNT basketball reporter was slammed on social media Wednesday night after asking LeBron James about the death earlier in the day of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s wife.
LeBron James was asked about the death of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's wife's death by TNT reporter Allie LaForce.

LeBron James was asked about the death of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s wife’s death by TNT reporter Allie LaForce. (Reuters/Instagram)

A TNT basketball reporter was slammed on social media Wednesday night after asking LeBron James about the death earlier in the day of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s wife.

Allie LaForce came under fire for asking James the question immediately after his 46-point performance against the Indiana Pacers in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA playoff series, which helped James’ Cleveland Cavaliers tie the series at one game apiece.

James appeared to be surprised by the question, but gave a heartfelt answer, the New York Post reported.

Allie LaForce asks LeBron James about Gregg Popovich’s wife, Erin, passing away. Very emotional response. pic.twitter.com/3SdQBi5Zi2

— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) April 19, 2018

“Obviously I’m a huge Pop fan. I love Pop,” James said, using the coach’s nickname. “That’s such a tragedy and my best wishes go out to Pop and his family. I know that’s devastating news and holy … It’s just a lot. The NBA family, we all sit together and compete every night. But something like this happens, it puts everything in perspective. So I send my well wishes and my prayers up to the heaven above.”

NBA fans took to social media to slam LaForce for asking James the question.

On Reddit, the conversation turned from whether it was the appropriate time to ask the Cavs superstar the question to mysogynstic comments about LaForce’s looks.

Some Twitter users thought it was unfair of LaForce to put James on the spot.

“Why would Allie LaForce ask LeBron about Greg [sic] Popovich’s wife passing away in the immediate post game interview?” one Twitter user asked. “Just an absolute bomb to drop on him after a game, and put him on the spot because the news came in during the game.”

Another user speculated that perhaps that James didn’t know about the death until LaForce broke the news to him.

“Can’t believe Allie LaForce just broke the news to LeBron post-game, mid-interview that Popovich’s wife passed and after blindsiding him, asked his thoughts on this sensitive topic in front of millions on live TV. Extremely unprofessional and uncomfortable. TNT should be ashamed.”

Can’t believe Allie LaForce just broke the news to LeBron post-game, mid-interview that Popovich’s wife passed and after blindsiding him, asked his thoughts on this sensitive topic in front of millions on live TV. Extremely unprofessional and uncomfortable. TNT should be ashamed.

— Corey Lloyd (@CLoSkills) April 19, 2018

TNT basketball anchor Ernie Johnson clarified on the post-game show that LaForce gave James a heads-up before asking about Popovich’s wife.

James also tried to put out the fire in a video on his UNINTERRUPTED platform.

.@KingJames sends his thoughts and prayers to the family of Gregg Popovich, sets record straight on reporter’s question. pic.twitter.com/VCsFuEtFVU

— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) April 19, 2018

“A lot of people think I was blindsided. That is absolutely false,” James said. “Allie LaForce told me she was going to ask me the question and if it was OK. Once I started talking about it on-air, actually my emotions kind of took over and that was just my emotions coming straight from the heart.”

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, dies at 67

Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, has died, the team announced Wednesday evening. She was 67.
Gregg and Erin Popovich are seen in this undated photo.

Gregg and Erin Popovich are seen in this undated photo.

Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, has died, the team announced Wednesday evening. She was 67.

Spurs have released a statement on the death of Erin Popovich. pic.twitter.com/jCrI59UuHq

— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) April 19, 2018

The Spurs confirmed her death in a team statement. Further details were not immediately available.

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Erin Popovich. We’d like to extend our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to Gregg and the Popovich family.

— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 19, 2018

“We mourn the loss of Erin,” Spurs general manager RC Buford said in a team statement. “She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent woman who provided love, support and humor to all of us.”

The Chicago Bulls are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Erin Popovich. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gregg and the entire Popovich family.

— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) April 19, 2018

The team said Gregg and Erin Popovich had been married for four decades and “were blessed with two children and two grandchildren.”

Knowing Pop, it’s fair to assume Erin Popovich was an absolute legend. My deepest sympathies to Pop and his daughters.

— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) April 19, 2018

The couple met at the Air Force Academy in the 1970s when Gregg was an assistant coach for the Falcons. Erin’s father, Jim Conboy, was Air Force’s head athletic trainer.

The TNT family mourns the loss of Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs head coach, Gregg Popovich. pic.twitter.com/UnWl3eXi6b

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 19, 2018

Gregg Popovich has coached San Antonio since 1996, leading the Spurs to five NBA titles. San Antonio will face Golden State on Thursday night in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Golden State leads the series two games to none.

Popovich ran the Spurs’ practice Wednesday. It was not immediately clear whether he would be on the bench for Thursday night’s game.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Drunk ski jump over a crowd of spectators leads to criminal investigation after 2 injured

An ill-advised, inebriated jump over a crowd of spectators at a ski competition in Colorado has led to a criminal investigation after two people were injured, authorities said.
A participant of the Red Bull Slopesoakers Pond Skimming competition, Hayden Wright, 26, flies crowd from the jump during the event Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Copper Mountain, Colo. The crash resulted a broken collarbone of a women spectator and several other injuries. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP)

A participant of the Red Bull Slopesoakers Pond Skimming competition, Hayden Wright, 26, flies crowd from the jump during the event Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Copper Mountain, Colo. The crash resulted a broken collarbone of a women spectator and several other injuries. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP)

An ill-advised, inebriated jump over a crowd of spectators at a ski competition in Colorado has led to a criminal investigation after two people were injured, authorities said.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that a criminal probe has been launched into Saturday’s crash at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort, where skiers were taking part in the 2018 Red Bull Slope Soakers event.

After getting a report of a contestant who intentionally skied into onlookers, responding deputies identified Hayden Wright, 26, of Englewood, Colo., as the man who witnesses said badly missed his mark and broke a woman’s collarbone in the process.

“It was not even close,” witness Chris Logan told The Summit Daily. “You’d have to be Red Gerard and not drinking to clear that.”

Logan said Wright approached him prior to the jump while holding a Bloody Mary and said he was planning to jump over the crowd. Logan and another woman standing nearby when Wright made the statement were puzzled by the declaration, he said.

“We looked at each other and said, ‘There’s no way he’s actually going to try that sort of thing, right?’” Logan recalled to the newspaper.

Logan then joined the crowd, which was about six-people deep, he said. He then prepared for the worst as Wright barreled down the hill.

“I just hit the deck,” Logan said. “When I got up everyone was all shaken. There were three to four people on the ground hurt. It was like a car wreck. Everyone was shocked.”

Nine seconds of footage obtained by the newspaper shows a skier going down a small hill before hitting a ramp and launching into a crowd of spectators. Rap music blared from speakers as startled spectators reacted in shock, according to the brief video.

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons told the newspaper that deputies were delayed in responding to the incident, which was reported over dispatch as a reckless driving crash, because a suicide threat received nearby took precedence.

Wright was later cited for third-degree assault and a violation of the skier safety act — both misdemeanors — and was released, according to the sheriff’s office.

Read more from the New York Post.

Longtime Spurs fans ‘turned off’ by coach Gregg Popovich’s anti-Trump comments, report says

Once-dedicated fans of the NBA’s seventh-seeded San Antonio Spurs are increasingly spurning the team because of its head coach’s virulent anti-Trump comments, according to a new report.

NBA coach Gregg Popovich calls foul on second amendment

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich speaks out against Donald Trump and the usefulness of the second amendment. Fans spoke out against the coach and his opinions on gun control.

Once-dedicated fans of the NBA’s seventh-seed San Antonio Spurs are increasingly spurning the team because of its head coach’s virulent anti-Trump comments, according to a new report.

League veteran Gregg Popovich, 69, has been particularly outspoken about the new White House, calling Trump a “coward” and a “pathological liar” who is “unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically.”

In March, Popovich questioned whether the Second Amendment is “useful” any longer, and said Trump “brings out the dark side of human beings” — criticisms that many of the Spurs faithful took personally.

“I am completely turned off,” Spurs ex-fan Cassandra Casanova, 65, told The Washington Post. “After all those years supporting the team, and now I just have no interest. Popovich really messed up.”

Gregg Popovich on the Washington Post story about some Spurs fans being turned off by his political comments pic.twitter.com/dP7uARhxmu

— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 17, 2018

Casanova claimed she donated dozens of team t-shirts and other merchandise to charity, and simply ignored the team’s playoff opener defeat against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland.

“That’s how angry I got. It ruined my basketball life,” she added. “I took it personally. I was such a loyal fan, and he insulted me. Why would you start attacking the people who had been so loyal?”

Another veteran Spurs fan interviewed by the paper said he was particularly peeved by Popovich’s obstinance.

“I often curse Pop for doing what he did.”

– Spurs fan Bob Mulherin

“I often curse Pop for doing what he did,” said Bob Mulherin. “He insulted more than half of the Spurs’ fan base, and no sign whatsoever of an apology.”

Asked about the article by a reporter earlier this week, Popovich said he did not “care” about its contents. He emphasized that the Spurs organization has never told him to temper his outspoken political beliefs.

Reaction across social media included harsh criticisms of the fans quoted by the paper, including one article at a prominent liberal sports blog that called them “fools” for supporting the president at all.

Lena Dunham reveals her ‘biggest insecurity’ in personal Vogue essay, gets slammed by critics

Lena Dunham’s nearly 2,000-word Vogue essay on what she claims some have dubbed her “gerbil teeth” is getting swift criticism from fans online who say it sends a “bad message.”
Actress Lena Dunham poses at Elle Magazine annual Women in Television dinner in Los Angeles, California January 13, 2015.

Actress Lena Dunham poses at Elle Magazine annual Women in Television dinner in Los Angeles, California January 13, 2015. (Reuters)

Lena Dunham’s nearly 2,000-word Vogue essay on what she claims some have dubbed her “gerbil teeth” is getting swift criticism from fans online who say it sends a “bad message.”

Dunham opened up her essay, titled “Lena Dunham Got the Message: The Internet Does Not Like Her Teeth,” by comparing her mother’s “jankity smile” in the 1970s to her own.

“When she was roughly my age and her buckteeth overshadowed the rest of her child-size ones,” Dunham explained in the article, referring to vintage photos of her mother.

Ever since she was 6 years old, Dunham says she’s had issues with her teeth. They were disproportionate, crooked – you name it.

“When I first entered the public eye, I did so with my own teeth, which I soon realized was not something typically embarked upon by the freshly famous,” Dunham continued. “This was also before I had learned another cardinal rule of celebrity: Thou shalt not search thyself on Twitter.”

The “Girls” creator then listed several insults she read over the years about her smile on social media. Some compared her chompers to “British wooden fence post teeth,” calling them “alarmingly large.”

“The thing that bothers me most about Lena Dunham is the fact that she’s rich & her teeth are still brown,” Dunham recalled reading.

“Is Lena Dunham against whitening her teeth?” a Twitter user once asked.

The question prompted Dunham to do a deep dive into whether she’s against whitening her teeth.

.@lenadunham faces her biggest insecurity: her teeth. https://t.co/qdR1H5GHWe

— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) April 16, 2018

“As with so many women, my relationship to the trappings of beauty changes every day. And from the first time I read a tooth criticism online, I developed the habits of the suddenly self-conscious, pursing my lips at inopportune times like I’d just sucked down half a lemon,” Dunham wrote.

She then decided to do some research, reaching out to Manhattan dentist Mojgan Fajiram, D.D.S., Michael Apa, D.D.S. and a variety of other “tooth perfecting services.” She admitted she even made an appoitment once, but chickened out after a friend told her the procedure would likely be painful.

In the end, Dunham decided to not make a decision “solely on unsolicited outside input.” Instead, she will follow her own instincts.

“When I first entered the public eye, I did so with my own teeth, which I soon realized was not something typically embarked upon by the freshly famous.”

– Lena Dunham

“I will continue on: beaver-toothed, yellowed, enraging the internet one post at a time with a smile only a mother could love,” Dunham ended the essay.

While some said Dunham’s post was inspiring and spread a message of body positivity, others called the piece “vain” and scolded the star for even considering expensive procedures to simply keep up appearances.

“If Lena Dunham wants to write a whole article about her teeth, whatever, vain…. Please talk about how orthodontia is very expensive (as is dental insurance),” one Twitter user wrote. “For Lena Dunham to write an article in Vogue telling us to embrace her teeth (🙄whatever) sends a bad message. We need to take care of our teeth for our individual health! It’s important for your mouth, but also your heart and kidneys.”

If Lena Dunham wants to write a whole article about her teeth, whatever, vain…. Please talk about how orthodontia is very expensive (as is dental insurance). We got primo dental ins. a few years ago so I FINALLY got my teeth fixed.

— Nikki (@nkk) April 16, 2018

“When I tell my son I am reading an article about someone worried about whitening their teeth because of what people thought of her on the internet, he replied ‘She needs to grow up.’ Bravo on leaving well enough alone,” another added.

@lenadunham When I tell my son I am reading an article about someone worried about whitening their teeth because of what people thought of her on the internet, he replied “She needs to grow up.” Bravo on leaving well enough alone.

— Michael Friedman (@mlfpvd) April 16, 2018

“@lenadunham you misinterpreted the message … @voguemagazine why do you give this person a platform?!?” one user asked.

But fans were quick to defend Dunham and commend the star for her decision.

“All my love to @lenadunham teeth,” one person tweeted.

“@lenadunham I actually think that teeth give great character. Your teeth are unique & genuinely beautiful,” another wrote.

‘American Idol’s’ Katy Perry shows off wardrobe malfunction during show

Katy Perry’s look of horror was quickly replaced by laughter as she realized she split her pants while filming a scene for “American Idol.”
Katy Perry accidentally split her pats while filming "American Idol."

Katy Perry accidentally split her pats while filming “American Idol.” (ABC)

Katy Perry’s look of horror was quickly replaced by laughter as she realized she split her pants while filming a scene for “American Idol.”

The pop star was sitting next to her fellow judges when she burst out laughing.

“I just split my pants,” Perry announced before getting up and showing the audience her wardrobe malfunction, which was later covered up in editing using the show’s logo.

Lionel Richie jumped up to try and help Perry but the singer was more interested in showing off her behind than covering it up.

Luke Bryan simply stayed seated as Richie jokingly said, “Save the children.”

A crew member then helped Perry patch up her pants with some tape. Perry told her, “Tape my butt” before sitting back down.

Perry tweeted a clip of the incident on Monday.

I have good news and bad news today – ☹️: I won’t be able to live stream #AmericanIdol today but 🙂: I CAN promise you some pants splitting fun👖😳 Tune in at 8/7c for round✌🏼 of 🌟All Star🌟 duets! pic.twitter.com/AaqCakSLdT

— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) April 16, 2018

Perry’s wardrobe whoops wasn’t enough to boost the show’s ratings. Monday night’s episode was an all-time low for the series only reaching 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.9 million viewers, according to Variety. NBC’s “The Voice” reached 9.2 million in the same demographic.

It’s not the first time Perry has shown too much on the show. She previously had a wardrobe malfunction during the “Idol” auditions, falling on the floor and showing too much.

During auditions, "American Idol" judge Katy Perry kissed an unsuspecting contestant, sparking controversy. Now, Luke Bryan, a fellow judge, is coming to her defense saying it was "blown out of proportion."

The 33-year-old has been the center of media attention over “Idol” antics.

She has been criticized for flirting with a slew of male contestants including tricking an unsuspecting male contestant into kissing her on the lips.

She also made headlines ahead of the show’s premiere for other reasons.

As previously reported, Perry is locked in an ongoing property battle against a nun. Perry is hoping to buy a sprawling eight-acre plot of land in California that was previously a convent. Last week, a nun appealed to Pope Francis in the battle against Perry.

Jordan Peele teams up with BuzzFeed for expletive-laden Obama fake news video

Buzzfeed teamed up with Oscar-winning actor Jordan Peele Tuesday to film a public service announcement on how fake news operates while mocking President Trump and Ben Carson.
Director Jordan Peele won an Oscar for his controversial film "Get Out."

Director Jordan Peele won an Oscar for his controversial film “Get Out.” (Reuters)

WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS SWEARING.

BuzzFeed teamed up with Oscar-winning actor Jordan Peele Tuesday to film a public service announcement on how fake news operates while mocking President Trump and Ben Carson.

The 72-second segment begins with what appears to be a message from Barack Obama before it reveals halfway through that the video was digitally manipulated to put Peele’s words into the mouth of the former president.

Peele has garnered fame for his impersonation of Obama on the Comedy Central show “Key & Peele.”

“We’re entering an era in which our enemies can make it look like anyone is saying anything at any point in time, even if they would never say those things,” said the 39-year-old actor said as the 56-year-old ex-commander-in-chief.

Peele goes on to claim “Ben Carson is in the sunken place,” referencing his film

Get Out,” and also says, “Simply, President Trump is total and complete dips—.”

Peele as Obama added, “It may sound basic, but how we move forward in the Age of Information is gonna be the difference between whether we survive or whether become some kind of f—– up dystopia.”

He also shared “This is a dangerous time. Moving forward, we need to be more vigilant with what we trust from the internet,” before concluding “stay woke b—-es.”

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti, who is also Peele’s brother-in-law, revealed the idea for the video first originated after he a Peele discussed how it was important to warn the public about the “rapidly evolving threat posed by digital information” spread online.

“I always enjoy talking with Jordan, and he’s actually very interested in news and the news business and understanding how information spreads,” explained Peretti. “We were talking about deepfake [artificial intelligence] that can create things like that guy who put his wife’s face on Anne Hathaway’s body for a late-night interview.”

Peretti, whose sister is Peele’s wife, comedian Chelsea Peretti, insisted he felt the video was an ideal fit for BuzzFeed, which has previously reported on fake news.

“We’ve covered counterfeit news websites that say the pope endorsed Trump that look kinda like real news, but because it’s text people have started to become more wary,” he explained. “And now we’re starting to see tech that allows people to put words into the mouths of public figures that look like they must be real because it’s video and video doesn’t lie!”

BuzzFeed video producer Jared Sosa digitally altered footage of Obama to a script written and performed by Peele using Adobe After Effects and FakeApp, a program that previously stirred headlines in January when it was used to transplant Nicolas Cage’s face into several movies he didn’t appear.

Peretti hopes the video will show audiences how trusted reporters are crucial for accurate information now more than ever, especially when it comes to the internet.

“I think by and large the internet has been amazingly beneficial to the world and to democracy,” he said. “And simultaneously it’s always had a dark side that objectionable, with people who are either trolls or hackers or scammers or politically motivated.”

Kylie Jenner mom-shamed for ‘leaving’ newborn baby to ‘party’ at Coachella, sparking debate

Kylie Jenner is facing some serious criticism from fans on social media for “leaving” her infant at home to “party” at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Kylie Jenner attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California over the weekend.

Kylie Jenner attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California over the weekend. (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Kylie Jenner is facing some serious criticism from fans on social media for “leaving” her infant at home to “party” at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Jenner, 20, gave birth to her daughter, Stormi, on Feb. 1. She explained in an Instagram post a week later that she kept her pregnancy private in order to prepare for the “role of a lifetime” in a stress-free environment with beau Travis Scott.

“Pregnancy has been the most beautiful, empowering, and life changing experience I’ve had in my entire life and I’m actually going to miss it. I appreciate my friends and especially my family for helping me make this special moment as private as we could,” wrote Jenner, attaching an 11-minute video diary.

“All she wants to do is hold her baby.”

– Source to PEOPLE in February

The self-proclaimed “cool mom” has posted plenty of pictures and videos of her and Stormi since announcing the baby’s arrival in early February.

KYLIE JENNER AND TRAVIS SCOTT ARE ‘GREAT’ PARENTS, KRIS JENNER SAYS

“All she talks about is her baby girl,” a source told PEOPLE on Feb. 12. “She is surrounded by her and Travis’ family. Everyone is pitching in and helping Kylie so she can do things like shower. But all she wants to do is hold her baby.”

About two months after the birth of her little girl, Jenner jetted off to Indio, California, to attend Coachella. The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star attended two Coachella parties and showed some skin as well as some wild blue and bright pink locks over the weekend.

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A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Apr 14, 2018 at 2:23pm PDT

She snapped several Instagram pictures of her wild hairdos, including one of herself sporting a neon pink wig while sipping out of what appears to be a red solo cup. The photo garnered nearly 4 million likes since it was posted Sunday.

But some weren’t too pleased with Jenner for “ditching” her child for a music festival.

“Where’s the baby? Great parents so far. This baby been with babysitters more than her parents,” one Instagram user claimed.

“Shouldn’t she be taking care of her new baby?” another asked.

“Your place should be with your newborn!” one user added.

“Your place should be with your newborn!”

– Instagram user

“She doesnt breastfeed I read in an article! Which doesnt surprise me at all because to be a breastfeeding mother you would have to be with your baby all day everyday,” another wrote.

KYLIE JENNER, RIHANNA AND MORE STARS SHOW SKIN AT COACHELLA

The comments sparked a debate online about motherhood, with some commending Jenner for taking time for herself.

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Apr 14, 2018 at 12:59pm PDT

“Just because they don’t constantly share pictures of them all together doesn’t mean that their daughter isn’t important to them. I think people judge her too quickly based on what she does/doesn’t post,” one fan defended the star.

“Yes girl! Enjoy your mommy time,” another added.

“Leave her be. So a young mum gets this much criticism for going to a festival just because she’s had a newborn? It’s not like she left the kid inside a car to starve!” an Instagram user commented.

Somehow, her beau and fellow co-parent, rapper Travis Scott, seemed to be left out of the narrative altogether, despite his attendance at Coachella.

Kelly Ripa’s trainer responds to ‘sexy’ bikini backlash

Kelly Ripa’s personal trainer is firing back weeks after the 47-year-old talk show host was trolled for wearing a “sexy” bikini.

Kelly Ripa’s husband Mark Consuelos blasts haters

Mark Consuelos did not hold back when it came to defending his wife Kelly Ripa against angry body-shamers after posting a picture of Ripa wearing a bikini and strolling in the ocean on Instagram.

Kelly Ripa’s personal trainer is firing back weeks after the 47-year-old talk show host was trolled for wearing a “sexy” bikini. Instagram users criticized Ripa’s physique, saying “her body is nothing to be proud of” – but Anna Kaiser thinks that’s “crazy.”

The celebrity trainer, who works with stars such as Shakira, Hillary Duff and Sarah Jessica Parker, has been hitting the gym with Ripa for nearly a decade now. And she wants everyone to know Ripa “works hard.”

“She feels good in her skin and empowered as a woman. I would love for other women and men to feel that same way. To feel stronger in their own bodies and excited about their own program, instead of looking to use someone else as a goal,” Kaiser told Yahoo Lifestyle on Monday. “That’s what she loves, but someone else may have a completely different goal with fitness and health.”

Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos, shared a picture of his toned wife sporting a sun hat and a two-piece bathing suit during their tropical vacation in late March, drawing hundreds of comments. Many questioned why the host of ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan” didn’t try to cover up more.

Sultry Sundays with the sexy one are my fave…

A post shared by Mark Consuelos (@instasuelos) on Mar 25, 2018 at 11:38am PDT

KELLY RIPA BODY-SHAMED FOR ‘SEXY’ BIKINI PICTURE SNAPPED BY HUSBAND MARK CONSUELOS

“Kelly’s gorgeous, but isn’t there a cutoff age where age appropriateness comes into play? Just because you can rock a bikini, doesn’t mean you should,” one Instagram user commented.

“I thought the exact same thing,” another user agreed.

“Cool @instasuelos didn’t know you were into little boys, but not totally surprising,” another replied.

Consuelos was quick to jump to his wife’s defense.

“I wanted to take a couple of days to weigh in. Probably should’ve earlier arguably. But I wanted to be above it… I’m not. I posted this pic of the women I most admire,” Consuelos posted online. “She works extremely hard in her professional life and her commitment to exercise, healthy diet is admirable and the benefits show. Yes, she’s wearing a bikini at age 47 and will no doubt wear one for many years to come.”

KELLY RIPA’S HUSBAND MARK CONSUELOS BLASTS HATERS WHO BODY-SHAMED WIFE’S BIKINI BODY

Kaiser echoed Consuelos, adding that every body is different and individuals should always set their own fitness goals.

“Every day you have to take one step in the right direction. So maybe on the weekend you fall back a little bit, and the next week you’re going to make better decisions in nutrition and fitness,” she told PEOPLE. “But if you put too much pressure on yourself to just cut everything out — no sugar, no fat, no dairy, working out every single day — it’s just too much, and it’s not sustainable.”

The most important thing, Kaiser added, is that you feel your best.

🎉Celebrating 9 YEARS of sweat with this INCREDIBLE woman, @kellyripa!!! 🎉 Year after year, she puts the work in, gets stronger, pushes harder, and SHOWS UP 4-5 days a week for her AKT workout for 90min!! Now THAT is commitment. 🙌🏽 Anyone can start a new program and get results, but finding ways to switch it up and keep up those results is where the REAL work comes in. 💪🏼 I am constantly inspired by her. Not only has she raised three beautiful children, but she works full-time, attends all their parent-teacher conferences, games/recitals/events, takes them to school, and manages to find time for friends, new projects, her production company, and her workouts! She is a tour de force and manages it all with such grace, wit, and humility. 🏆 She inspires me to go live my best life… to believe that maybe it really is possible to have it all. Mom, dragon slayer, business owner, artist, and true friend. 💛 I love you, K!!!

A post shared by Anna Kaiser (@theannakaiser) on Nov 29, 2017 at 1:15pm PST

“Everyone should focus on their goals,” she added. “Being strong and powerful in our own bodies is the goal.”

In November, Kaiser posted a slideshow of photos on Instagram to celebrate the pair’s 9-year anniversary of working together. She called Ripa “incredible” and a “tour de force.”

“Year after year, she puts the work in, gets stronger, pushes harder, and SHOWS UP 4-5 days a week for her AKT workout for 90min!! Now THAT is commitment,” she wrote. “I am constantly inspired by her. Not only has she raised three beautiful children, but she works full-time, attends all their parent-teacher conferences, games/recitals/events, takes them to school, and manages to find time for friends, new projects, her production company, and her workouts!”

Stormy Daniels shares sketch of man she says threatened her, goes after Trump on ABC News’ ‘The View’

ABC News continued to provide a safe space for anyone looking to rail against President Trump when adult film star Stormy Daniels and her attorney Michael Avenatti appeared on “The View” Tuesday morning.

Stormy Daniels’ sketch: Best reactions

A round up of social media reaction to the sketch of the man Stormy Daniels says threatened her and her daughter back in 2011.

ABC News continued to provide a safe space for anyone looking to rail against President Trump, with adult film star Stormy Daniels and her attorney Michael Avenatti appearing on “The View” Tuesday morning.

ABC has emerged as the most comfortable broadcast network for critics of Trump to air their grievances, evidenced by former FBI Director James Comey’s recent interview with “Good Morning America” host George Stephanopoulos. Tuesday was no different and “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg opened the “exclusive” interview by asking Daniels why she is appearing on the show despite being sued by Trump for speaking out.

“I’m done being bullied,” the adult film star responded while wearing a key around her neck, invoking questions as to whether or not Daniels feels she is literally the key to all controversy surrounding the president.

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“The View” co-host Joy Behar chatted up adult film star Stormy Daniels on the Disney-owned ABC News talk show.

Avenatti claimed that Daniels’ appearance at Monday’s Michael Cohen court hearing was not a publicity stunt, but conservative co-host Meghan McCain pointed out that it sure felt like it was.

“It seemed like you were trying to get attention,” McCain said. “It has been beneficial for your career.”

Daniels admitted that her newfound fame has resulted in additional bookings at strip clubs. “I’m making more money,” she said.

Co-host Joy Behar told Daniels not to apologize for making a living before the panel mocked a video of Trump denying the alleged affair.

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“I work in the adult business and I’m a better actress than he is,” Daniels said of Trump as the panel chuckled.

Avenatti had teased the Daniels appearance, taking to Twitter to promise the he would release the composite sketch of the man she claims threatened her in 2011 to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump. Daniels was asked to remind viewers about the alleged threat that she first detailed in a recent sit down with Anderson Cooper on CBS’ “60 Minutes.”

Daniels said the face of a mysterious man who told her to leave Trump alone was burned into her memory. She claims to have worked with a sketch artist and the illustration was eventually revealed on the show. During the show, Daniels and Avenatti offered a $100,000 reward for help identifying the man.

PHOTO: Stormy Daniels releases a composite sketch of the man she says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot to stay quiet about her relationship with Trump. pic.twitter.com/vimKkuYtXs

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Daniels was portrayed as a family woman simply seeking the truth, but Behar pressed her about why any woman would have sex with someone they’re not attracted to, allowing the adult film star an opportunity to justify her alleged decision to sleep with the married Trump.

“It was not prostitution,” Daniels said. “What I do for a living should not matter.”

At one point Daniels even said that she didn’t select the name of her strip club tour, “Make America Horny Again.”

The Disney-owned ABC News aired a one-hour primetime special on Sunday night featuring Comey promoting his new anti-Trump book, “A Higher Loyalty,” during an interview with Stephanopoulos. The network chose not to air several key moments, such as when Comey ripped former President Barack Obama. Comey criticized Obama for comments made during the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, suggesting the former president “jeopardized” the Justice Department’s “credibility.”

However, viewers would need to access the entire five-hour interview via its transcript online to know about Comey’s comments on Obama. The reliably liberal network had to make extensive edits to the marathon interview and ultimately decided that Comey’s personal thoughts on Trump’s appearance were more relevant than any shots he took at Obama. The fired FBI boss mocked Trump’s skin, tie length, hair and even white circles around his eyes during his sit down with Stephanopoulos.

ABC has seemingly taken a turn to the left during the Trump administration, as late-night star Jimmy Kimmel pivots toward activism and Behar continues to make outlandish claims such as Trump being more hostile than North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un or Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Comey and Stephanopoulos continued their chat Tuesday on ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” and the former FBI Director is scheduled to follow Daniels and Avenatt with his own appearance on “The View” Wednesday morning.

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.