Maybe CNN’s Don Lemon should have stayed home for a while after the explosive weekend he had telling viewers Bill O’Reilly “doesn’t go far enough” in his criticism of black culture.

Though he stayed off the major morning shows, there he was Monday morning sitting in the audience of “The View,” apparently as the guest of Republican strategist and temporary co-host Ana Navarro (who was a guest on his weekend show).

When the camera panned over to Lemon for a quick, impromptu interview about the statements he made that have so many people on both sides of the racial divide fired up this week, he explained to the hosts that he was simply trying to give “suggestions” to African-Americans; like pulling up their pants and stop saying the “n-word.”

Joy Behar responded by asking, “Which part is controversial?”

Lemon didn’t see why what he said caused such a stir, saying: “That’s advice my mother gave me in kindergarten.” He said the pants issue, for example, was just a “symbol of respect,” adding he wasn’t giving advice on how to “end racism” but rather on “self-empowerment” for African-Americans.

Sherri Shepherd hit the nail on the head when she said it was Lemon’s comments involving Bill O’Reilly people really “took umbrage” with.

“I don’t want to give Bill O’Reilly license to say anything,” Shepherd said, “because he’s never been a young black man.”

5 thoughts on “Lemon Not Concerned About Uproar Over His Agreement with O’Reilly’s Comments

  1. Marshall Williams Christian Community Network, New Bern, NC on said:

    So glad Mr. Lemon told the truth, to prove it was the truth, the truth always hurt the sinners or low riders…only if more speak on shameful behavior and disrespectful to our foreparents

  2. Crime is AMERICA culture, NOT just black. That is what I think is making people upset. Whites and hispanics commit crimes just like everyone else. yes, Blacks commit more street crimes whereas whites commit more domestic crimes such as murder-suicide, child molestations, meth, etc. Is anyone saying Whites need to do better? NO.

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