Matt Lauer’s Secret George Bush Tattoo Is Out And The Comments Are Relentless
Former "TODAY" show host Matt Lauer has a surprise tattoo with a quote from a eulogy given for former President George HW Bush in 2018.
Paparazzi just outed disgraced “TODAY” show host Matt Lauer’s secret tattoo boasting a quote from a eulogy given for former President George HW Bush. Clearly no one expected to see a large forearm tattoo honoring Bush on Lauer, so the social media reaction was both swift and relentless.
Matt Lauer’s Tattoo Tied To George HW Bush
Fox News reported that Lauer’s new tattoo was revealed when he was caught on camera this Wednesday driving in Noyack, New York.
In the photo, his tattoo can clearly be seen, and it reads, “Hatred corrodes the container it is carried in.” The tattooed quote is from a 2018 eulogy to George HW Bush.
— Page Six (@PageSix) May 21, 2020
Twitter immediately blew up with user reactions to the surprise body art. And the comments do not disappoint!
I did not have “Matt Lauer gets an insane, adolescent forearm tattoo” on my quarantine bingo card.
— ElleDubya88 (@Dubya88Elle) May 21, 2020
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https://t.co/G86i5WPVYu Matt Lauer got a new tattoo with a quote attributed to Sen. Alan Simpson’s eulogy for President George H.W. Bush. I’m actually dead………….
Said President George H.W. Bush
— Rachel Saya Jacobson (@RachelSayaJ) May 21, 2020
gonna get a tattoo that says “matt lauer did rape” maybe another one on my ankle that says “so did joe biden”
— somestarstuff (@somestarstuff) May 21, 2020
George HW Bush’s Eulogy
Bush is widely beloved and so it’s a bit unsettling to see those words etched onto Lauer’s body.
The words themselves, though, are beautiful and were originally spoken by former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) during the eulogy he gave for George HW Bush.
Simpson said at the time:
“You would have wanted him 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.”
Lauer was fired by NBC in 2017 after allegations of sexual misconduct against him came to light.
The day before his new tattoo was photographed, he penned a scathing op-ed blasting journalist Ronan Farrow, who first publicized the allegations against Lauer in his book “Catch And Kill.”
Lauer Writes Scathing Op-Ed
“What I found when I read the book was frankly shocking, and it should concern anyone who cares about journalism,” Lauer wrote in a piece on Mediate.
“This is not just about accusations against the former host of the ‘Today’ show. It’s about whether changing social attitudes can be allowed to change the most fundamental rules of journalism.”
Of course, Lauer has long denied that he ever raped or sexually assaulted anyone.
While he admitted making some mistakes in his recent Mediaite op-ed, he thinks Farrow deserves some scrutiny as well.
“I am sorry for the way I conducted myself. I made some terrible decisions, and I betrayed the trust of many people … On October 9, 2019, I was falsely accused of rape,” Lauer wrote.
“I am not suggesting that everything Ronan has written in his book is untrue or based on misinformation, but it is clear that over the course of nearly two years he became a magnet and a willing ear for anyone with negative stories about the network and people who worked for it.”