It’s good to know male feminists are looking out for the honor of women (see FLASHBACK: Katie Couric Outs Matt Lauer as an Ass Grabber. In 2012. and Pervert Geraldo Rivera Defends Accused Pervert Matt Lauer. It’s a Trainwreck…), or rather the heiny of the womanly. In 2012, NBC thought the totes #woke thing to do was write a sketch about sexual harassment in the workplace.
In the clip, shared Wednesday on Twitter by The Daily Show, Lauer and colleague Willie Geist act as though they are part of an internal investigation of harassment.
In what appears to be a mock interview, Lauer, who was fired Wednesday, plays the role of the shocked, bewildered victim.
Geist is also “confronted” about the matter and laughs it off, saying he actually only hit Lauer’s lower back.
Other Today personalities appear to be in on the joke, even throwing the segment to guest Dustin Hoffman at the end for his take on what actually occurred. “I’m a little confused, did Willie swat him with his willy?” says Hoffman.
Look, we’re no comedy prudes here at LwC. If comedy offends you… You’re on the wrong site. But this clip did not age well considering Lauer’s guilty ways. It’s all rather embarrassing for NBC, who claims the mantle of “progress” yet somehow found itself complicit in this mess (read Dear NBC: You’ve Been Protecting Sex Abusers for Too Long…).
In case you were doubting the evil, innate character of Matt Lauer, this hardens that wet concrete. He sexually assaulted women. Then joked about it on national television. Again, the jokes aren’t the issue. The man making them is. This sleaze villain thought he was invincible. You know what’s invincible now? The pervy legacy he will take to his grave.