Critics have never been more empowered than today in our modern world. With social media platforms like Twitter, which grant reach and access to some of the planet’s smallest minded people, “trolls” as they are called have the ability to rain down hate onto anyone they desire. And recently, Today Show host, Savannah Guthrie, found herself on the receiving end of a hateful comment posted to Twitter because her hair was not to the person’s liking.
While some people choose to ignore internet trolls and just get on with their life, Guthrie wanted to make it clear that she was not going to sit back and let this critic make her feel worthless. The person posted a comment to Twitter about how Guthrie’s hair was “unkempt” and “distracting.”
Because the Today Show hosts and correspondents have been working remotely since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Guthrie has been forced to do her own hair and makeup. That means that she has to get up extra early every morning to find time to make her hair as perfect as possible.
Fans of the Today Show host leaped at the chance to defend their hero. They pointed out how useless the comment really was.
Here’s what the hateful troll wrote: “C’mon. With what they pay you, can’t you afford a hairstylist? I love the natural unkempt look, but it’s distracting on @NBCNews national news.”
Without missing a beat, Guthrie made it clear to her internet critic that they had no ground to stand on. Because journalists like Guthrie have been forced to stay home due to the coronavirus pandemic, she has been doing her own hair the whole time. And it is not easy work for someone not used to doing the difficult job.
“We are all doing our own hair and makeup during the pandemic,” the Today Show host wrote. “And yes, it shows!”
Because fans were not going to let Guthrie be insulted, they jumped to her defense.
“I love your look! It has been so fun seeing more of all of you at home and with your families during this time. You are beautiful as always,” one user tweeted.
“How DARE you not keep a hairstylist quarantined with you in your house! The audacity!” another person joked.
“Women reporters and anchors do their best to look good, and it never seems to be enough. It’s not easy, no matter the paycheck size,” wrote local news reporter Shannon Heckt. “Savannah works hard and looks great.”
Everyone has struggled during the pandemic. While some people have lost beloved family members to the virus, other people have stayed home with their families to help slow the spread and to keep hospitals unclogged with sick people.
This allowed Guthrie’s children, Charley and Vale, to crash her show recording at home.
“In the sixth week of home basement broadcasting, we’ve really broken the seal,” she said while laughing. “The duct tape on the door has been lifted, and here they are.”
What do you think about Guthrie’s tireless work ethic?
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