If there were any doubt that chokers―the accessory that celebs like Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Emily Ratajkowski made a Thing this year―are a trend that needs to die in 2017, we now have confirmation. Any lingering regret you might have felt about packing away your neck ribbons was eviscerated by your dad, Matt Lauer.
Because this morning, Matt Lauer appeared on the Today Show wearing a choker:
911 I’m watching the Today Show and Matt Lauer just unbuttoned his top to reveal he’s wearing a choker
Excuse me yes this is an emergency
— Tyler McCall (@eiffeltyler) January 4, 2017
What a time. pic.twitter.com/ygKf8AiJ70
— Maura Brannigan (@maura_brannigan) January 4, 2017
RIP chokers, gone too soon maybe not soon enough. And just a day after the Today Show discovered them.