Some folks didn't take kindly to what they saw as a successful celeb making light of poverty.
CNN) - Kelly RIpa is defending a joke she made about her son on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
She appeared on the late night talk show Tuesday and talked about about how her son, Michael Consuelos, is living on his own in Brooklyn. The 22-year-old, who attends New York University, is learning how to live on his own like many other young people, according to his mom. "I think he loves the freedom," Ripa joked. "He hates paying his own rent, and he's chronically poor. I don't think he ever really experienced extreme poverty like now."
The talk show host said her son has been eagerly looking forward to the annual Halloween gift of $20 his grandparents usually send.