He asked the audience, “Does this offend you?”
A news reporter held up a sign showing the N-word and asked if it offended viewers.
Turns out it did, unsurprisingly.
Don Lemon, of CNN Tonight, flashed an N-word placard to start a debate on Barack Obama’s use of the offensive term, but Lemon has since received some major backlash.
Lemon’s actions followed President Obama use of the N-word to illustrate that just because explicit racism is now considered unacceptable, it doesn’t mean the underlying issue of prejudice has been resolved.
The CNN anchor has been trolled big time, with one perplexed viewer asking: ‘What in blue buttery hell is Don Lemon doing?’
A rather insightful man added: ‘When life gives you Don Lemons, turn the channel.’
But our particular favourites have to be: ‘How is Don Lemon even real?’
And: ‘*opens Twitter* DON LEMON *throws laptop in the ocean*.’
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