NBC News’ firing of Matt Lauer today was met with shock by some, and anything but by others. Here’s a sampling of tweets from celebrities, journalists and pundits to the latest addition to the ever-growing roster of accused sexual harassers.
“Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Matt Lauer,” wrote Rose McGowan. Paul Krugman noted, as did other Twitterers, that Lauer was accused of sexist behavior in his handling of last year’s presidential debates.
Deadline will update as necessary.
Sad to realize that entertainment companies like CBS and NBC have a higher standard for conduct than a lot of the voters in America.
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) November 29, 2017
Sheesh, this is what I get for arranging to not have to look at twitter all morning ;-)
Matt Lauer was remorsely vindictive and tyrannical to everyone at NBC News and management repeatedly enabled him and buried the issue.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 29, 2017
For those who never knew how bad the abuse of power has been there’s understandable shock & horror w every new story. But for those of us who’ve had to endure it & been punished or humiliated for speaking up, this day of reckoning is a blessing. Today we matter & I’m so grateful. https://t.co/1idYYRzpwC
— om (@oliviamunn) November 29, 2017
Matt? Lauer? You’re joking? Right? Men have dropped their…oh, what’s the use.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 29, 2017
As Trump drags Matt LAUER this morning on Twitter, let’s not forget the ACCESS HOLLYWOOD tape where TRUMP admits to sexual assault… “grab them by the…”
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) November 29, 2017
Careful, now. While we all focus on Matt Lauer & Trump insinuating that another tv host is a murderer, the GOP Congress is gonna keep trying to ruin the economy Kansas-style
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) November 29, 2017
Matt Lauer lost his job.
Charlie Rose lost his job.
Mark Halperin lost his job.
Glenn Thrush lost his job.
Billy Bush lost his job.
Harvey Weinstein lost his job.
Kevin Spacey lost his job.
But in politics…
Conyers still in Congress.
Moore still running.
Trump still President.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) November 29, 2017