Tamron Hall Gets Bashed For Comparing Herself To Marilyn Monroe In This Photo, But There Is So Much More Behind The Story

Tamron Hall Gets Bashed For Comparing Herself To Marilyn Monroe In This Photo, But There Is So Much More Behind The Story
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Tamron Hall is being dragged because she shared a picture comparing herself to Marilyn Monroe and also used a quote to make a point.

The side-by-side photos feature both Tamron and the late Marilyn getting their makeup done with a baby nearby.

The former co-host of the TODAY show used the following quote from the actress and sex symbol: "Break time @essencefest. @tenelleveira posted this earlier with a quote I love. “Imperfection is beauty; madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ~ Marilyn Monroe."

The post did not sit very well with many of Tamron's fans who said she is dumbing down herself.

One supporter replied: "Never compare your beautiful self to Marilyn Monroe. It's like she is dummying herself down to someone who wasn't half as smart or intelligent as herself!!!! So glad you ended on top! You landed on your feet with a beautiful, beautiful family to boot! You ended up the winner of that mess. Still miss your beautiful face, smile, and personality in the morning. You showed "blondies" don't always win. yOU GO, GIRL!!!"

Another commenter wrote: "Really Marilyn Monroe to a side by side and quote...there many African Americans that paved the way for YOU to quote and you quote and do a side by side with White Woman.

This nuanced voice said the following: "I remember seeing you on Fox News channel in Houston! You were beautiful then, and you are even more beautiful now! Baby Moses has a great MOM keep on pushing girl💪🏾, By the way, great quote! Don’t go hating on Marilyn Monroe. She went deeper and harder than they will tell you. #payattention."

While Marilyn was mainly known for her scandalous and over-sexualized life, she was also a passionate supporter of civil rights.

Despite her immense talent, Ella Fitzgerald, a woman of color, was not allowed to perform in certain venues.

In the 1950s, the Queen of Jazz was told she could not take the stage at the famous Mocambo, a jazz club in Hollywood where legends such as Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, and Humphrey Bogart performed.

When Marilyn heard about Ella's situation, she called the manager of the club and demanded that she be treated like the queen that she was.

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  • Joe blow
    Joe blow Jul 17, 2019 6:28 AM PDT

    She is stunning in the Chanel jumper.And for the woman up top saying Miss Hall could never be an Icon,you are so wrong.She is every bit as lovely as Marilyn.She is forging a new path for all women,no matter skin tone.She is living up to American tradition of greatness,floating above the invisible boundary of racism.She is beautiful,flat out!!

  • Joe blow
    Joe blow Jul 17, 2019 6:21 AM PDT

    Emulating another beautiful American woman from "The Biz".She sure is a type woman others should emulate herself.I cannot believe how petty people are.She mimicked a "Whitey" doing her make up?really?.America is doomed..I have news for you all,Marilyn Monroe,Martin Luther King,Sammy Davis jr,John Wayne,Ali,Elvis,Marvin Gaye and so many more,ARE AMERICAN's.The ones acting this manner,no matter skin tone,are Hindering a nation.Forgive Miss Hall for being a True American.

  • Gloria Meredith
    Gloria Meredith Jul 12, 2019 5:36 PM PDT

    People get a life it was just a quote she use that picture because she liked it don't pay attention to people they just love to talk I think you and Marilyn are two beautiful women and you have a beautiful family

  • Real D 👍
    Real D 👍 Jul 8, 2019 7:24 PM PDT

    The 1st was such a prejudice statement by a jealous women .... Marilyn and Tamron are both beautiful Ladies displayed in their photos why take it towards a jealousy area ? Very happy for Tamron , she was done badly by NBC's Today's show and everyone whom has good sense knows this already !

  • Patricia Schanz
    Patricia Schanz Jul 8, 2019 2:35 PM PDT

    Marilyn was extremely bright, the dumb blonde thing was an act. After 57 years Marilyn is still an icon!! That's something Tamron will never be.

  • Sharon L Belnavis
    Sharon L Belnavis Jul 8, 2019 11:42 AM PDT

    They're both beautiful women!😀

  • Terry Coe
    Terry Coe Jul 8, 2019 10:44 AM PDT

    Why are people still making it a black and white thing,its just pictures of two beautiful women who have made there place in the world,and I think we just all need to get along and stop and think how good we all got it! Love both women!

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