Rosie O'Donnell, Kelly Ripa Tangle over Clay Aiken Remark

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It all started innocently enough.

Clay Aiken co-hosted Live with Regis and Kelly Friday morning. We assume the American Idol runner-up was simpy playing around when he stuck his hand over the mouth of Kelly Ripa - but Kelly saw nothing funny about the incident.

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Our gal responded: "I don't know where that hand has been!"

It was a seemingly innocuous remark, especially coming from the (beautiful) mouth of a mother of three kids during cold and flu season.

Tell that to Rosie O'Donnell, however. Reviewing the incident on The View today, Rosie claimed:

"To me that was a homophobic remark ... If that was a straight man, if that was a cute man, if that was a guy that she didn't question his sexuality, she would have said a different thing. I was very offended by that ... I guarantee, if that was Mario Lopez, she would not have said the same thing."

Such an absurd statement prompted Ripa to call into the show to defend herself, saying she has no fear of gays.

"You have to be more responsible," she told Rosie. "Not everybody is homophobic."

Amen, Kel! We're sure Lindsay Lohan isn't. She'd probably take it from any guy.

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Kelyy Ripa was embarrassed and instead of angrily chiding him publically - she put humor in to it. I would have said the same thing.
I donlt bleive there was any underlying reason why she said it -it was just comment that came off the top of her head and not a big deal I think Rosie Odonnel is insecure about HER own sexuallity because of her accusations and her reading into cother peoples comments and turning them into anti-gay bashing comments.

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BOTTOM LINE.....ROSIE, YOU ARE NOTHING MORE THAN A TROUBLE MAKER!!
As a result of your big mouth, I will never watch the View again. It changed for the worse when you arrived anyway, I don't know how your co-hosts can stand you anyway. I imagine they get together after the show and vent about you and your mouth!!!!

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I LIKE ROSIE, BUT I DON'T THINK SHE SHOULD HAVE OPENED HER MOUTH BEFORE SHE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON! I SEE KELLY'S POINT, I HAVE 3 CHILDREN, AND IT IS FLU SEASON!! HE WAS SHAKING HANDS WITH ALL OF THESE PEOPLE, WHO KNOWS WHAT GERMS THEY HAD ON THEIR HANDS! I DO NOT THINK KELLY IS A HOMOPHOBE! AND I THINK IS WAS RUDE OF ROSIE TO JUMP TO SUCH A CONCLUSION! CHILDREN ARE MORE PRONE WITH CATCHING DISEASES AND GERMS, WHO SHOULDN'T KELLY BE PROTECTIVE OF THEM, I'M SURE SHE DIDN'T WANT THEM SICK FOR THIS SPECIAL THANKFUL DAY EITHER, SO I THINK IF ANYONE OWES ANY APOLOGIES, ROSIE SHOULD BE APOLOGIZING TO KELLY AND KELLY SHOULD APOLOGIZE TO CLAY FOR HER COMMENT, SHE SHOULDN'T HAVE SAID IT THE WAY SHE DID!

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This is absolutely ridiculous. First of all, when Kelly made the comment I thought it was hilarious. I don't think that she was being 'homophobic'. So she insinuated that Clay's hand may have been somewhere....naughty, it was a joke. And why would it even be deemed as a homophobic remark if Clay hasn't said he was gay. He may speak, and at times, act effeminate...but that in no way makes him gay. There are plenty of straight males out there, who have feminine tendencies. Rosie needs to be out of the public eye already. I am a lesbian and in No Way does she speak for or represent the gay community. Rosie likes to claim she is for 'the cause' but unfortunately she comes across as a spoiled child wanting attention. To those of you who may be homophobic or even against the lifestyle, please do not hold Rosie as a 'spokesperson' for the gay community. We are all not self indulgent, loud mouthed and reeking of idiocy.

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Rosie truly is a rude, offensive, obnoxious person.Why she thinks everything is about her, I just don't know. She takes every opportunity to put down and humiliate many innocent people. I stopped watching The View when she came onboard and she has really taken it down in class. Doesn't she realize no one really cares about "her view."

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Has anyone seen these pics...
http://kellyripaisahypocritean...
http://kellyripaisahypocritean...
Apparently someone had different RULES for different people...... maybe Rosie was on to something......

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1) Why the Heck is Clay covering for Regis...? That's absurd to begin with!
2) If ANYONE put their hand over my mouth like that, I'd of given then a peice of my mind (but if on TV it would have been AFTER the show..) Get some manners kid and go back to your hick life if you don't know how to behave!
3) I think both Kelly and Rosie have a right to express their view points. and... I'm glad they both got to say their peice.
4) What if Clay isn't gay...? everyong thinks he is now! Maybe he should thank Rosie for finally being TRUTHful even if he couldnt' be.
5) WHO REALLY CARES!! He is a no one, Rosie and Kelly are mature enough to represent their differences and worked it out. Besides,,, maybe there is a little "talk Show" competition going on behind the scenes and they have hidden agendas.
Either way -- watch or don't watch the DIVAs... everyone is entitled to their VIEW :-)
Peace out!

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Oh My Gosh!!! I know Rosie just didn't go there! I used to love her on her own show, don't care for her much on the View because she is always talking about her gay lifestyle (which everyone is sick of hearing!) and interrupting her co-hosts but for Rosie to argue with Kelly Ripa...oh no, girl! Kelly is so highly respected...and when she called you, you didn't even give her the time of day! Who do you think you are? Other than some overpaid, gay chick that has brought the ratings of The View way down, you are just another motor mouth.

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I think that Rosie was totally out of line. Kelly reacted in a manner that many others would. Shut up Rosie. No one really cares if you are gay. Clay hasn't even admitted he IS gay so who is being insensitive?

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Kelly Ripa should go to this site, it sums it up, why was it even an issue to diss Clay on Monday...she should have had a private conversation with him alone....the following blog website below shows that Clay has done a lot for mankind...he really didn't deserve the public displays...
It's too bad, I always watched Regis and Kelly, even been in the studio audience, now I am not interested in how Kelly behaved...she was disrespectful by being so public about it. http://cdd.blogspot.com/