The Today Show continued its run for a Pulitzer Prize nomination by bringing you more of that hard-hitting journalism for which they’re known. No, Savannah Guthrie wasn’t hosting a segment on ways to avoid awkward office holiday party conversation, but she should in case Ann Curry shows up.
In what might be the last throes of his career as morning show host, Matt Lauer took up the banner of former r/creepshot Redditors everywhere. Lauer opened with a pervy gambit to Anne Hathaway about how we’ve “seen a lot of you lately,” referencing the no-underwear-upskirt photo taken at the premiere of Les Mis. You know, the kind of thing a high school volleyball coach might say to his players as he offers to wash their dirty spandex.
Ever the consummate performer, Anne handled Lauer’s opening remarks with about as much grace, poise, and eloquence as anyone could when placed in such an awkward situation on camera.
“It was obviously an unfortunate incident. It kind of made me sad on two accounts. One was that I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment, and rather than delete it, and do the decent thing, sells it. And I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies the sexuality of unwilling participants. Which brings us back to Les Mis [...] So lets get back to Les Mis.”
We’ll leave it to other bloggers to snark on Anne’s Tom Ford knee brace footwear that she wore to the premiere, or to make cheap jokes about crotch shots. Here at HyperVocal we’re choosing to focus on all the ways Anne verbally body slammed Matt Lauer’s creepy indictments.
Just shut up and give us more Kathie Lee and Hoda’s segments …