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Savannah Guthrie Swears She Didn’t Give Matt Lauer the Middle Finger

With all eyes on a bruised Matt Lauer and his struggling Today show, every interaction between cast members is being analyzed like the Zapruder film. The last thing Lauer needed, then, was for Savannah Guthrie to appear to flip him off after a joke about how she’d never vacuumed before — a one-liner that could possibly be construed as smug, if you were already feeling down on the man. “Folks!! That was my INDEX finger! Photo evidence proving my innocence coming! ” tweeted Guthrie, followed by some inconclusive evidence. Blame the fingerless gloves.

Here’s the tape, for morning show obsessives to over-determine:

The playful cast would like the world to know they absolutely love one another, for the record. Nothing to see here, folks 

Savannah Guthrie Gives Matt Lauer a Finger