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.