Matt Lauer is back with a new statement that will be hard to retract.
Earlier this week, the disgraced news anchor was photographed driving in Sag Harbor, New York wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses, and a white button down shirt. While the sighting itself was rare, fans were focused on something else: the apparent ink job on Lauer’s arm!
In the pics, you can see a sizable tattoo which reads:
“Hatred corrodes the container it’s carried in.”
After the pic hit the interwebs, spectators started coming up with a few theories as to whether or not the words have a specific meaning. Some pointed out that the quote was uttered by former Senator Alan Simpson during his eulogy for the late President George H.W. Bush.
He said during the speech:
“You would have wanted on your side. He never hated anyone. He knew what his mother and my mother always knew: Hatred corrodes the container it’s carried in. The most decent and honorable man I ever met was my friend George Bush.”
Of course, others noted that the quote merely cautions the reader about the negative impacts hatred has on the human mind and soul. Either way, it’s an inneresting choice of words for Lauer, who earlier this week, made it clear he *hated* Ronan Farrow’s reporting in the best-selling book, Catch and Kill.
As we reported, the former Today show host wrote an op-ed for Mediaite revealing that he’s “disappointed but not surprised” by what he believes was a lack of scrutiny of the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist’s book, in which Lauer was accused of sexual misconduct. He wrote:
“I was shaken, but not surprised, that few in the media were willing to thoroughly challenge the accusations against me, or the person making them… I was also disappointed, but not surprised, that Ronan Farrow’s overall reporting faced so little scrutiny. Until this week’s critical reporting by The New York Times, many in the media perceived his work as inherently beyond basic questioning.”
Farrow responded to Laurer’s criticism on Twitter hours after the op-ed was published, writing:
“All I’ll say on this is that Matt Lauer is just wrong. Catch and Kill was thoroughly reported and fact-checked, including with Matt Lauer himself.”
We’d like to think Lauer’s new anti-hatred ink is a message to himself; a reminder to not hate on those who called him out and effectively ruined his career redcelebrities.com. But seeing as he’s still so bitter about everything, this ink may just be a self-pitying note to his so-called haters — in which case… LOL.
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