Matt Lauer Firing Rocks Hollywood as Stars Shake Their Heads at Latest Scandal

Celebrities and journalists also call out Donald Trump for denouncing NBC host so quickly despite facing his own accusations

Last Updated: November 29, 2017 @ 10:49 AM

Celebrities and journalists alike have expressed some serious opinions about Matt Lauer following his split from by NBC News after a complaint of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” the network announced Wednesday.

Stars like Rose McGowan, Corey Feldman and Kathy Griffin all took to Twitter to comment on the situation. Some, like Williams, just shared the news and others, like Griffin, expressed that they had seen it coming from a mile away.

“Matt Lauer has been on my list for a while,” Griffin tweeted. “It’s really too bad more Americans don’t come to my shows. I pretty much recite the list in every show. Haha. I told you, my memory is long, my friends. I’ve been around a long time…”

“Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Matt Lauer. “Today Show” #ROSEARMY,” McGowan tweeted. The actress has been a significant advocate for victims of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood after accusing Harvey Weinstein of rape.

“HMMMMM INTERESTING…..THIS MIGHT EXPLAIN THE HOSTILE INTERVIEW WHILE I WAS TRYING 2 EXPOSE THE #TRUTH….EH MATT?” Feldman tweeted, along with a New York Times article about Lauer’s firing. Feldman was recently interviewed by Lauer on the “Today” show about his plans to use crowdfunding to make a film to expose a Hollywood pedophile ring.

Many members of the media compared the situation to the sexual harassment and assault accusations posed against President Donald Trump, along with the hypocrisy of POTUS’ tweet calling out Lauer’s inappropriate behavior Wednesday morning.

The announcement that Lauer had been fired was made at the top of the “Today” show, which he joined full-time in 1994 as news anchor and then as co-host three years later. “I am heartbroken,” said Savannah Guthrie, who has served as co-anchor for the last five years.

In a memo to employees, NBC News chairman Andy Lack said that he had received a “detailed complaint” from a staffer on Monday night.

“It represented, after serious review a clear violation of our company’s standards,” Lack wrote. “While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”

Lack continued, “Our highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected, and to ensure that any actions that run counter to our core values are met with consequences, no matter who the offender.”

A rep for Lauer did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

You can see many of the tweets from celebrities and journalists below.

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