CNN anchor Don Lemon is on a mission to blast Jonah Hill across multiple media platforms after he claims the actor snubbed him during a recent run-in at a hotel, reports TMZ.
For the past 24 hours, a very bitter Lemon has been griping on Twitter and even on his colleague Soledad O’Brien’s show “Starting Point” about Hill dissing him when he tried to shake his hand.
The first shot was fired when Lemon tweeted Thursday, “Said hi to @jonahhill in hotel. Think he thought i was bellman. Didn’t know his name til bellman told me. A lesson to always be kind.”
Hill — clearly upset — fired back, “I said hi what do you want me to do move in with you? I was in a hurry. Didn’t realize you were a 12 year old girl. Peace.”
Jonah added, “I walked out of the restroom and found you waiting for me. Shook hands, said hi and was on my way. Sorry if you found that rude.”
Don then used his job to further exploit the feud, saying on CNN this morning, “Jonah Hill doesn’t owe me anything, and he may have been having a bad day … but Jonah Hill treated me like the help.”
Lemon admits Hill DID shake his hand during the exchange … but it was a “wet handshake.”
“Normally it doesn’t bother me, but I was done … because I’d been taught by mother to always be kind to people,” Lemon said.
Don also said he expected an apology from Jonah.
Eventually, one of the members of the CNN panel suggested a solution –a smokeout — adding, “Your love of marijuana could bring you guys together.”