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  • Writer's pictureKevin Sullivan

“That’s Not Normal!” Body Language Overwhelms Words

“That’s not normal!” So said the New Jersey “tanning mom” in this now-infamous (and SNL-spoofed) Today show interview that demonstrates just how images and body language overwhelm the words people say.

As Dr. Nick Morgan of Public Words wrote, “What happens when your words and body language don’t match? Audiences believe the body language every time.”

Her claim that she didn’t put her daughter in the tanning bed may very well be true, but one look at her own burned face and her credibility melts under the hot lights.


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