On Thursday’s episode of “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” Kelly Ripa noticed that her face was looking a bit oily. While her co-host, Ryan Seacrest, was announcing the lineup of celebrity guests for the show, Ripa took matters into her own hands, using an oil blotting paper to remove the excess oil from her face in front of thousands of viewers. “I’m noticing on the feed here that my face looks extra glisten-y and so I thought I would just de-glisten. Too much face oil,” Ripa said while on-air, according to People. “There is a little bit of grease on that,” Seacrest responded upon seeing her oil blotting paper, which had multiple splotches on it from Ripa’s face. “Do you think?” Ripa replied. “It’s disgusting. Hello!”
In the past, Ripa has been incredibly open about her on-screen appearance, often clapping back at fans for criticizing her gray hair and makeup application. After the episode aired, fans took to social media yet again to both criticize and praise the morning show host for blotting her facial oil on live television. “That’s a lot of oil,” one user tweeted. Another user brought up her makeup application once again. “Putting on like a pound of make-up before appearing on tv. … no wonder,” another user tweeted. Other social media users were more complimentary of the host for being open enough to blot her face in front of viewers. “Kelly Ripa is just the best,” a Twitter user said.