Have you noticed that Matt Lauer has seemed a lot hipper lately? Well, “Today” show viewer, you may be noticing that the host has been sporadically reporting from outdoors while wearing Wayfarer-esque sunglasses.
Lauer reported live from Italy on Thursday, where he (and his shades) interviewed the sisters of Amanda Knox.
A handful of viewers expressed their displeasure with Lauer’s wearing of shades while reporting on the college student’s murder trial appeal.
One viewer bluntly tweeted: “Dear Mat Lauer, you look stupid wearing sunnies on TV. Take them off. Now.”
Others disagreed.* “Mmmmmm. Matt Lauer can get it in those sunglasses. #mattsmymorningcoffee,” tweeted one enthusiastic NBC viewer. “Matt Lauer is looking rather Hollywood while reporting from Italy,” wrote another.
The “Today” show weighed in on the chatter on Twitter: “It’s so sunny in Italy!”
So we must (yes, must) ask:What do you think of Lauer’s shades? Let us know in our poll.
*Note: This writer really likes Lauer’s shades and thinks he’s totally entitled to shield his eyes from the sun.