Is an anchor war brewing between MSNBC’s Touré and CNN’s Don Lemon?
Regarding the subject of black on black crime, Toure of MSNBC’s “The Cycle” labeled Lemon as a “white leader” for not speaking up against white-on-white violence.
Toure took to Twitter on Sunday to lash out against Lemon, as well as Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh, who he put in the same category.
“Why aren’t white leaders like Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh and Don Lemon doing anything to combat white on white violence??? #SOS”
He continued to tweet on the matter, and soon received a series of responses from followers who disagreed.
The drama started in July, when Lemon supported O’Reilly’s controversial statements criticizing the black community. Lemon added that if black people wanted to fix the problems in their community, they should hike up their pants, finish school, not use the n-word, take care of their communities and not have children out-of-wedlock.
Touré later apologized for using the term “white leaders,” claiming it may have been misunderstood:
“Sorry for the confusion folks. “White leaders” was meant to connote “leaders of white people” not “leaders who are white.”
So far, Lemon has not responded to Touré on Twitter.