Oprah Kelly Ripa Shouldn't Have Been Told That Way

4/20/2016 4:08 PM PDT

Oprah Winfrey was shocked that Kelly Ripa was blindsided by the big announcement Michael Strahan's leaving her, and the queen thinks it's just plain wrong.

Oprah didn't know the details, so our photog clued her in Wednesday at the premiere of her OWN drama "Greenleaf" at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

Winfrey is clear ... Kelly should have been treated more respectfully. She's happy, though, for Michael, although she says he's in for a big surprise.