It should come as no surprise that CNN weekend anchor Don Lemon is catching shade for agreeing with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly‘s anti-black community comments. In fact, Lemon went a step further and said O’Reilly didn’t go far enough.
Black folks took to Twitter and other social media to let Lemon know his remarks were not appreciated. Among them is MSNBC contributor/analyst Goldie Taylor. Here’s what she said:
Just saw Fruitvale Station. Heard Lemon remarks. There is nothing I can say. Yet. I just have to wonder. Exactly which America does he live in?
But if I had a dollar for every turn coat mofo who made it up and out, then cut the rope ladder behind him…
…they get to thinking that good money, good suits and good manners will make them see you differently…
I’ll tell you what though. If you step to the plate, your behind better be ready to take a pitch…
Here’s a taste of what Lemon detractors at large are saying:
Trudy: Wow. I guess Don Lemon making career moves. Career moves while Black = throw other Black ppl under the bus. Smh.
Magnus Bane: Don Lemon feels that he’s THE exception. That’s perfectly fine. He’ll see eventually how he’s viewed by his white counterparts.
Alejandro NIGlesias: If you follow Don Lemon‘s 5-step anti-Hip-Hop plan racism magically ends?
Anthea Butler: I was tired of @donlemoncnn when he was tweeting those wack prosperity sermons every sunday. Not surprised by this.
Valérie: Next racial draft we’re giving @DonLemonCNN to the whites. I don’t even wanna trade him for anyone. Just give him away
Sunja Montice: @DonLemonCNN must be real THIRSTY for him to try to speak for all AA’s and throw our black men under the bus. Are his ratings that bad?
And not surprisingly, Lemon has found fans on the right, like Newsbusters’ Noel Sheppard:
“I wish Obama would have been as honest with his race speech as @DonLemonCNN was!”
As Mediaite points pout, Lemon isn’t getting a lot of love for his “tough love” point of view, but there are some:
Michael Skolnick: tremendous about of respect for @DonLemonCNN but his “tough love” approach for black America forgets that some yng people don’t have “boots”
Brendon310: I think we need tough love I have to agree with @DonLemonCNN that its time to teach kids the right things to do.Thanks sir!
Ebong Eka: I’m baffled by the visceral reaction @DonLemonCNN is receiving for stating obvious problems in the community. People who own it, can fix it!
Buddy Love: Okay…I just saw what Don Lemon said…I don’t get why people are so offended?
If you missed Don Lemon’s comments, see them below and Lemon’s response to criticism:
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