Today snubs three main presenters from the show’s new TV ad after scrubbing the ex-anchor from the big segment
THREE main Today Show hosts have been banned from a new ad for the morning show.
Sheinelle Jones, Jenna Bush Hager and Dylan Dreyer were left out of the commercial.
Savannah Guthrie posted the video to her Instagram on Thursday morning.
The ad began with the words, “Everyday need a…”
Then Savannah and her co-host Hoda Kotb came on screen and Hoda drew the word “Spark.”
Savannah then drew a lightbulb.
In the next scene, Al Roker, Savannah, and Hoda stand under a drawn umbrella.
“Every day needs a smile,” was the next statement.
After that, Craig Melvin drew a sunshine and Carson Daly did a person with a Today Show sign.
“Everyday life needs a good start” was the next slogan.
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The five hosts then drew the Today Show icon and stood in front of their drawings as the words “Everyday need Today” flashed on the screen.
However, Dylan, Sheinelle and Jenna were nowhere to be found.
Dylan and Sheinelle are part of the third hour of Today.
Sheinelle fills in a lot for the main anchors and Dylan fills in when Al isn’t there.
Jenna hosts the fourth hour with Hoda, so each of them is just as important.
Meanwhile, Carson travels a lot with other commitments, but still got a spot in the ad.
ERASED FROM HISTORY
The three women weren’t the only ones to have been deleted from an important video recently.
Last week, the Today Show celebrated its 70th anniversary.
The hosts were given a special montage video, but fired host Matt Lauer was left out.
They also found that the show won a Peabody Award, making it the first daytime show to win the grand prize.
As Savannah, Hoda, Carson, Al, Sheinelle and Jenna sat on the couch, they reminisced and swapped memories of the morning show.
After the introduction, the show aired a segment with past and present presenters.
Everyone from Barbara Walters to Katie Couric, Willard Scott and Bryant Gumbel to today’s hosts and more appeared in the video.
Matt Lauer did not appear in the segment.
One fan took to Twitter to comment, “Where’s Matt Lauer?”
Dylan was also left out of this segment as she was on vacation at the time.
Matt was fired from Today in 2017 after many people came forward and accused him of sexual assault.
He was accused of sexually assaulting former NBC employee Brooke Nevils. She claimed he assaulted her in a hotel room at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Matt said the incident was consensual.
Brooke claimed in Ronan Farrow’s 2019 book Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators that she was “too drunk to consent to anything,” and stated several times during the incident that she didn’t want to have sex .
Also in 2014, Matt reportedly had an affair with another NBC star, but her identity was kept secret.
The former broadcaster denied doing anything wrong.
Then more allegations came to light through reports from The New York Times, Variety and other sources.
A complaint came from another NBC star, who said Matt sexually assaulted her in his office in 2001.
He has also been accused of making inappropriate comments towards her since she first joined the network in the 1990s.
According to Variety, three women, whose identities remained undisclosed, accused the former host of sexual harassment.
They claimed he once brought a clerk into his office and then “dropped his pants and showed her his penis.”
He also allegedly gave a sex toy to a former employee and told her how he “intended to use it on her.”
In December 2017, former Today contributor Addie Zinone released details of her affair with Matt.
She told Variety that she had a month-long affair with him in 2000 when she was a production assistant at NBC and he was newly married.
After the allegations surfaced, Annette Roque, Matt’s second wife since 1998, filed for divorce in 2019.