Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Matt Lauer gets spite tattoo

So Matt Lauer was seen on Wednesday dropping off his 13-year-old son, Thijs Lauer, wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses.  And some noticed new ink on his arm.

When the 62 year old reached for the steering wheel you could see his new motto in script on his arm.  “Hatred corrodes the container it is carried in.”

The quote was originally said by Sen. Alan Simpson in his eulogy for President George H.W. Bush in December 2018.

The former senator, 88, said, “You would have wanted [Bush] on your side. He never hated anyone. He knew what his mother and my mother always knew: Hatred corrodes the container it’s carried in. The most decent and honorable man I ever met was my friend George Bush.”

It is unclear when Lauer decided to permanently mark himself with the mantra, but the ink sighting comes soon after the former news anchor angrily fired back at Ronan Farrow for rape allegations the journalist made against him in “Catch and Kill.”