Entertainment Kathie Lee Gifford's Response to Matt Lauer's Firing Sparks Twitter Outrage

23:36  30 november  2017
23:36  30 november  2017 Source:   glamour.com

NBC fires Matt Lauer after complaint about 'inappropriate sexual behavior'

  NBC fires Matt Lauer after complaint about 'inappropriate sexual behavior' The network announced it on the "Today" show on Wednesday.Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of the "Today" show, where Lauer has been an anchor for two decades.

But it' s Kathie Lee Gifford ' s comments that are drawing fire from both men and women on Twitter . Gifford , who is always quite open about her Christian faith, commented that she had been praying for Lauer .

But it’ s Kathie Lee Gifford ’ s comments that are drawing fire from both men and women on Twitter . Gifford , who is always quite open about her Christian faith, commented that she had been praying for Lauer .

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] © NBC NewsWire/Getty Images ] But it's Kathie Lee Gifford's comments that are drawing fire from both men and women on Twitter. Gifford, who is always quite open about her Christian faith, commented that she had been praying for Lauer. But it was what came next that has everyone in an uproar: 

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Kathie Lee Gifford Is Under Fire For Her Comments About Matt Lauer —What Do You Think? Kathie Lee , meanwhile, is retweeting people who've praised her call for forgiveness. She also shared a few pointed Bible lyrics on Twitter in response to both Matt ' s firing and the backlash she faced

Kathie Lee Gifford ' s Response to Matt Lauer ' s Firing Sparks Twitter Outrage . Women on Twitter are furious over Kathie Lee Gifford ' s apparent defense of fired 'Today' show cohost Matt Lauer after she calls for forgiveness for him and says 'no person is perfect.'

“I’m grappling with, should I even share something? But I guess I really should. I don’t feel that Matt has betrayed us in any way at all but when I found out that my husband had betrayed me, you question your own judgment. You say, ‘Was everything a lie?’ And I think we have to very much fight against that, that the man we know and adored was the man we loved and adored and continue to. I texted him this morning and said ‘I adore you and no person is perfect in this world.' Nobody is. We've all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, is what scripture says. And what we need now is forgiveness and mercy for one another. And we don't need taunts and we don't need ugliness. We have enough of that in the world.”

She continued by sending her love and God's blessing to the person who came forward, to Matt, his children, his wife, saying the one thing she's sure of in her life is the only God can heal it.

The betrayal she's referring to is the infidelity of her late husband, Frank Gifford. And while it's all well and good that she chose to forgive him, the situation between Lauer and his accusers is not the same thing. Not to mention that sweeping the multiple accusations quickly aside with a "nobody's perfect, let's all just get along" mentality is a disservice to the women who suffered at his hand.

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