Did Fred Rogers have tattoos?


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Fred Rogers, popularly known as Mr. Rogers, did not have any tattoos. The assertion that Rogers had tattoos is one of many unfounded rumors regarding an alleged criminal past.

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Mr. Rogers was famous for his kindness and gentleness, which formed the basis of his show, "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood." Many people were skeptical of Rogers' incredible kindness, prompting rumors that he was overcompensating for a criminal past. Some of these rumors include that Rogers was a child molester, that he had tattoos from serving in the military and that he gave the middle finger to children. These rumors have all been discredited and have largely subsided since Rogers' death in 2003.

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