Kelly Ripa has jokingly urged people to refrain from cutting their own bangs while stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Millions of people around the world are holed up at home in an effort to stop the spread of the virus, which has so far infected more than 435,000 people, resulting in the deaths of almost 20,000.
During Tuesday’s episode of U.S. morning show Live with Kelly and Ryan, which Ripa and co-host Ryan Seacrest have opted to present from their respective homes to practice social distancing, the 49-year-old touched upon the current trend of at-home haircuts.
“People are cutting their own bangs… they’re calling it a pandemic trend,” she said. “I’m not sure if I like the phrase pandemic trend, but they’re saying since (coronavirus) has taken hold of us, they’re cutting their hair out of boredom.”
“People don’t cut their hair out of boredom, they cut their hair because they’re drunk and they think they know how to cut hair,” Ripa quipped. “People just tend to be on their ‘I cut my bangs’ glass of wine. They think, ‘You know what, I’ve always wanted bangs and now I’m going to do it.'”
The former All My Children actress then added she once made the mistake of cutting her own hair more than 20 years ago.
“I know from where I speak,” the mother-of-three continued. “I cut my bangs before the Daytime Emmys about 22 years ago and I’ve never gotten over it.”
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