Billy Bush is still waiting for President Donald Trump and NBC to be held accountable for the leaked “Access Hollywood” tape that terminated his career.
The former “Access Hollywood” and “Today” show co-anchor took to Instagram to mark the two-year anniversary of the tape’s airing and called for the end of the “escalating war on flaws and the obliteration of people for things we all do.”
“Two years ago today, my life went from order to chaos in a dramatic instant. I accounted for my small part, while the President and my employer walked away and still haven’t accounted for their actions,” Bush shared alongside a photo of him wearing nothing but Spanx.
“These past couple years have been character building to say the least – anxiety attacks, fits of rage, feelings of betrayal and abandonment – and I have concluded that I am NOT extraordinary. Terrible things can happen at any moment to ANYONE. On the positive side, I feel grateful to know adversity as intimately as I do, and to have developed more empathy, humility and resilience. And to know you can laugh even in the darkest hour is a blessing. Especially at yourself.”
Bush’s comments come amid the ever-growing #MeToo movement, which is holding people accountable for inappropriate behavior, ranging from sexual assault to pay inequality. He then slammed “activist media” for furthering the agenda, which also ended the career of Bush’s former co-worker, Matt Lauer.
“I have an idea. Let’s stop tolerating this escalating war on flaws and the obliteration of people for things we all do,” he continued. “It’s fueled by an activist media and (anti) social media and it’s barbaric. We are humans and thus fallible. Let’s take better care of each other.”