In a broadcast earlier this week, Don Lemon called radicalized white men the “biggest terror threat in this country.”
Said Lemon: “The biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them. There is no travel ban on them. There is no ban on–you know, they had the Muslim ban. There is no white guy ban. So what do we do about that?”
CNN’s Don Lemon: “We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them.” pic.twitter.com/OFu9fL3eHn
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 31, 2018
Regardless of how you feel about Lemon’s remarks, whether you agree or disagree, what happened next is truly horrific.
Critics, the majority of whom appear to be white men, have responded in ways that basically prove the CNN anchor right: by hurling all sorts of hate, vitriol, and violent innuendo his way.
The responses have included no shortage of racist and homophobic slurs, including calling Lemon a “f*ggot n*gger”, “f*ck boy”, “house n*gger”, “pig”, “donkey”, “anti-white”, and “bitter fruit,” a reference to Billie Holiday’s 1939 song “Strange Fruit”, which is about lynching African Americans during the height of the Jim Crow era.
Let’s take a look at the responses, shall we?
First, there were the tweets…
Don Lemon of CNN the most distrusted name in news. A lot of angry white men are looking for you black ass. Stop sayin you gay too. We don’t clam your sorry black ass fucker??????????????????????????
— Two-spirite (@Intersexindian) November 2, 2018
@donlemon “the biggest terrorist threat the US is facing is white men.” Maybe the biggest threat is faggot niggers like you. FYI I am neither racist nor homophobic. Just giving you a little of your own rhetoric to remind you how much it hurts and how wrong it is. Grow up!
— William C. Bafford (@WilliamCBafford) October 31, 2018
CEO of CNN. He is the ass that hired Don ‘take it in the ass’ Lemon? https://t.co/1QLllZY7r9
— Amy E Adams (@AmyEAdams77) November 2, 2018
Don lemon is a p.I.G pig pic.twitter.com/XrUsKwROzg
— Truthcat (@Truthcat1) November 2, 2018
Don Lemon is in a relationship with a #White #man, so he shares his bed with one of the #terrorists he complains about not being put on a #terrorist watch list. Talk about a #complex #relationship. But hey, I hear that hate sex can be hot ???? pic.twitter.com/ab6S6fnxF2
— TheLiberalHammer (@Kevin_Nyvek) November 2, 2018
Is don lemon gay? pic.twitter.com/tE8VYcQ2aF
— GIANT DIUGH (@Shawn78129600) November 2, 2018
you see don lemon raging against white men-lol yur fag ex was a white dude
— Scott (@lobsterquotes) November 1, 2018
Don Lemon is a House Nigger.
— Jon Ueberroth (@jonube) October 31, 2018
— Robotsky (@Conunderground) November 2, 2018
I am tired of ass wipes like Don Lemon. Can call white men anything they want. SO DON LEMMON YOU ARE A FAG NIGGER
— gold nugget (@herb_salley) November 2, 2018
Then came the memes…
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