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Kelly Ripa looking defiant on set

Kelly Ripa Loses 100,000 Instagram Followers Amid 'Extreme Behavior Panic

By Rebecca Cukier

Kelly Ripa is climbing up trends while losing her Instagram followers. The 50-year-old talk show queen is currently fronting media outlets for having "Live!" viewers deem her behavior everything from "extreme" and "hyper" to "obnoxious," with the pint-sized blonde seemingly having no luck as just today users call for her to quit. Kelly, who has boasted a pretty steady 2.9 million followers for months, now sees her Instagram following dip by 100,000 – this, both amid the current headline-making and her recent weight concerns. Check it out below.

Viewers 'Uncomfortable' With Behavior

Kelly Ripa looking stern in a dress on set

Scroll for the reactions, a video, and the latest. Kelly, who sparked weight concerns with her pantless "Wonder Woman" Halloween throwback this year, shifted from seeing fans yammer on about her tiny waist to something far juicier – right now, the former "All My Children" actress has fans saying her on-set behavior is inexcusable – in particular, allegations that she never lets 45-year-old co-host Ryan Seacrest speak.

Kicking things off was a comment reading: ""Omg .. what has been wrong with Kelly the last couple of days .. she is over the top .. constant talking .. very hyper ... I watch sometimes because I love Ryan."

Fans Throw Out 'Obnoxious' Label

Kelly Ripa looking stern on set

Kelly, who has hosted "Live!" since 2011, with "American Idol" host Ryan joining in 2017, is being targeted, it would seem in recent days, for her treatment of him.

"It sure would be nice to hear Ryan finish a story," a popular comment read.

"Take a break Kelly. You're trying too hard. Let Ryan have a turn. It’s his show too," another said, with a third writing:

"She is borderline obnoxious. I had to flip channels this morning," one user wrote. More after the video.

Instagram Following Drops

Kelly Ripa poses outdoors with Ryan Seacrest

Two weeks ago, Kelly's following sat at 2.9 million, as reported by both Fox News and HITC, amongst others. Kelly, who tends not to rack up the followers that fast – but generally doesn't lose them, either – sees the drop come as the recent drama heats up, but also amid concerns for her weight.

Last month, Kelly posted a 2017 "Wonder Woman" throwback that had fans calling her "too skinny" and telling her to "eat something," even seeing one fan suspect a "problem with food."

Fans Back Her

Kelly and Ryan walking backstage

Kelly may be facing an unusual level of backlash, but the mom of three isn't short on those supporting her. Just yesterday, a gushing fan took to the "Live!" Instagram account's comments section, writing:

"I love Kelly😍. She makes my day a better one. She has a fantastic sense of humor and I laugh every morning. I miss her if I am unable to watch the show. I was very very unwell for several years and she made every day easier to bare. I say if you’re concerned about her, you shouldn’t be. She’s wonderful and a highlarious person 😍😍"

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