Savannah Guthrie Flips Off Matt Lauer? 'Today' Hosts Say It Was Her Index Finger [VIDEO/PHOTO]
By Staff Writer | March 29, 2013 02:36 PM EDT
Did Savannah Guthrie flip off Matt Lauer on "Today" show this morning?
During a segment when demonstrating vacuums during Friday's episode Lauer joked, "By the way, this is the first time Savannah has ever used a vacuum." Then it seemed that Guthrie flipped him off as she swung her finger up in Lauer's direction.
The incident was quickly taken to Twitter and Facebook sparking a discussion on whether Guthrie flips off Laure on live TV. #Fingergate started trending and after fans and viewers began examine the evidence more closely, it appears that she may be using her index finger.
Guthrie defended the move quickly on Tiwtter, claiming that she had only thrown Lauer her index finger.
— Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) March 29, 2013
I can't believe you doubted me!! RT @studio1adon: @savannahguthrie We have examined the tape... index finger indeed. #phew. — Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) March 29, 2013
Guthrie went to poke fun at what she termed "faux controversy" after the show, retweeting Lauer's joke that he had "stormed out" of the office in anger.
Ooooh you do look mad #fauxcontroversy RT @mlauer: @savannahguthrie Me storming out after your middle finger salute twitter.com/MLauer/status/... — Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) March 29, 2013
Take a look at the video below and decide for yourself.
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