Anne Curry Believes She Was Fired from the Today Show Because of her Colorful Outfit Choices
Aug 09, 2012 - by Emily Draznik
Former Today Show host of 15 years, Anne Curry, believes one of the deciding factors to her getting the ax was wearing colorful outfits while reading the morning news.
As coffee and cereal are breakfast staples, Anne Curry was to the morning news. The former Today Show host unceremoniously got the can not too long ago and among the rumors (conspiracy or otherwise) flying around, one is coming straight from the hostess herself. Anne believes that one of the deciding factors to her termination was her choice of colorful wardrobe.
In her interview with Ladies Home Journal, t he once NBC anchor states she was tipped off to her producers' disapproval of her wardrobe when she wore a multicolored dress on air. This in turn caused her superiors to quip if she was "trying to be Toucan Sam". This incident in hand then caused her to question her personal style.
Curry explained, "I chose [the dress] because I thought, This will perk up America. I'm encouraged by my bosses to wear these ridiculously high-heeled shoes because women say, 'I love your shoes!' So if it makes women happy, I'll wear them. But I'm still going to be me... I've tried to wear clogs and flats on TV and it hasn't gone well with my bosses.".
Women's personal style in the corporate workplace has ceremoniously been stifled throughout history. Applicants for corporate positions often are turned down due to dressing too colorfully. So it makes sense why Anne's style was not appreciated by mainstream producers, but what Curry really wonders is if women are too self-depricating as a gender.
She goes on to explain her own insecurities, I dont always understand my worth. I think it's a chronic condition for women. I'm not talking about professionally. I'm talking about in our personal lives. We constantly punish ourselves with degrading thoughts when we look at ourselves in the mirror.".
All in all, whether The Today Show was ready for a trend-setter as the face of the mainstream media is still up for debate. And since the June 1st departure of Anne Curry, we'll just have to deal with eating our Cheerios while watching some ladies prance around in pastel pant suits for another 20 years.