Kelly Ripa was recently awarded the Excellence in Media Award at the GLAAD Media Awards, a notable achievement but one that pales in comparison to the recognition and acclaim she is still receiving from social media fans and entertainment observers for her fabulous acceptance speech at the event (EXTRA - May 10).
Her public support of equality for people of all sexualities and gender identities has made her a beloved entertainer within the GLAAD community and is just one more example of why she has become one of Hollywood's morning tv superstars and one of the most powerful people in the entertainment industry.
There are many reasons why Kelly Ripa is popular with entertainment fans ranging from her energetic personality to her gorgeous looks but a major part of her appeal is that because she is so outspoken about her belief concerning equality as a tv host on "Good Morning with Kelly and Michael" that she has become a friend of the GLAAD community without even trying.
For example, some entertainment personalities might 'censor' their retelling of stories about what they did with their friends because some of them may be gay, bisexual or transgender but not this feisty blonde beauty. She lets the world know about her friends including those belonging to the gay and lesbian community and that is something that has not gone unnoticed.
Her inspiring GLAAD speech has become one of the most popular award-winning speeches of 2015 on social media and provides insight into why she has become the queen of morning talk shows in the United States.
When one can attract female and male fans from all aspects of society whether they are heterosexual, gay, lesbian and transgender every weekday morning that show will likely be a ratings winner and Kelly Ripa because of her public belief in equality has become a person who appeals to almost all entertainment fans hence the incredible rating success of her show.