Savannah Guthrie Apologizes For Swearing On Live ‘Today’ Episode: ’Sorry Guys’
The Today Show viewers woke up to a shocking, unintented soundbite as co-anchor Savannah Guthrie cursed openly on the air on Wednesday, March 28.
The Surprising Swear
Guthrie was in the middle of reading a teaser for an upcoming segment of the NBC News morning newscast when she said a four-letter word that got picked up by a microphone. After Guthrie uttered the word "s---," she apologized to the crew as she was memorizing the script.
Television news outlet TV Line stated that Guthrie did not realize her microphone was on.
Apologizing On Twitter
Entertainment Weekly reported that Guthrie immediately took to social media to make light of the situation. Guthrie, who has been with the show since 2011, revealed her goof to her 873,000 Twitter followers.
Check, check - is this thing on?
Yeah I guess it is.So sorry guys. Thanks for being kind and understanding. And guess it’s good thing I don’t wear a mic all day. #ohdarn— Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) March 28, 2018
Fans Rally For Savannah
A significant number of Guthrie's fans immediately rallied to her defense. Some of the viewers commented that her on-air slip-up made them laugh and showed that she was human. Others stated that Guthrie came out of the incident as more relatable.
"The best thing from this was you looking down so I could see your gorgeous eye makeup! Beautiful! And this isn't a big deal. Most people didn't catch it and those who did really heard it because they rewound their DVR," wrote a Twitter user.
Only a few Twitter users criticized the hot microphone incident. Some suggested that the slip-up was unacceptable. One fan bluntly pointed out that Guthrie was being ignorant when she used curse words.
Awkward Moments From 'Today'
Guthrie's on-air swearing is not the only awkward moment from recent episodes of Today. Living acting legend Burt Reynolds made some colorful remarks in his interview with Guthrie's co-anchor, Hoda Kotb. The Last Movie Star actor revealed that he still carries a soft spot for fellow Smokey and the Bandit co-star Sally Field. He also added that he wanted George Clooney to play him and even made an off-color remark to Kotb regarding her lips.
On a more serious note, several fans were outraged following Guthrie and Kotb's "insensitive" interview with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivor Samantha Grady. The 17-year-old was on the NBC morning news program to describe her side of the story of the Feb. 14 tragic shooting that happened in Parkland, Florida. However, Guthrie immediately asked Grady about her best friend who was with her during the shooting and died.
In January, Today's new co-anchor and host of the third hour, Megyn Kelly, had a heated feud with Jane Fonda, who lambasted Kelly for her question regarding plastic surgery during one of the first episodes of Megyn Kelly Today. The host stated that she had no regrets about the question, but also brought up Fonda's Vietnam War background into their disagreement. Both Wendy Williams and the ladies of The View criticized Kelly's bold move.
Enstars reached out to NBC and 'Today' for a comment.