After Anne Hathaway suffered a wardrobe malfunction at the premiere of Les Miserables, Today show host Matt Lauer hot into some trouble for his approach to the issue.
In an awkward exchange, Lauer seemed to rib into Hathaway for an incident in which paparazzi photographed her getting out of a car at the movie’s premiere, showing that she wasn’t wearing underwear.
Anne Hathaway answered in a somewhat tense exchange:
“It was obviously an unfortunate incident. It kind of made me sad on two accounts. One was that I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment and rather than delete it–and do the decent thing–sells it. And I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which brings us back to Les Mis, that’s what my character is, she is someone who is forced to sell sex to benefit her child because she has nothing and there’s no social safety net.”
Anne Hathaway then tried to turn the questioning back to Les Mis.
Many people have seen Lauer’s question of Anne Hathaway’s wardrobe malfunction as a dig, especially on Twitter, Fox News noted.
“Props to Anne Hathaway for standing up to Matt Lauer and his inappropriate line of questioning,” one user wrote on Twitter.
The Los Angeles Times noted that Matt Lauer seemed like a “creepy uncle” for his line of questioning about Anne Hathaway’s wardrobe malfunction, but also questioned whether the actress should have shown more caution.