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An angry female staffer at CNN is quitting unless Don Lemon is fired. The popular anchor has come under fire in recent months for some sexist remarks he’s made. However, it was his latest move that has staffers and even fans ready to jump ship unless he is gone for good. Read on for more details.
Angry Female CNN Staff Quitting Unless Don Lemon Is Fired
Don Lemon has had a lot of changes recently. He left his self-titled nightly show for a co-hosting spot on CNN This Morning. There, Lemon sits beside Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins but things have not been going so well. Recently, Nikki Haley announced her bid for the presidency. However, Don Lemon had some choice words for the 51-year-old regarding her age. This did not go over well when he noted that women in her age bracket are past their prime. Lemon said this, per The New York Times: “A woman is considered to be in her prime in her 20s and 30s and maybe 40s.”
Co-host Poppy Harlow then questioned what he meant by this but, after keeping on going, he simply said “look it up.” According to Meaww, female staffers are livid with Lemon and are threatening to quit unless he is fired. A source had this to say: “If Don doesn’t go, others have threatened to quit. People are hurt by his actions and are not going to let this go. It is like every woman over 50 in America has taken this as a personal insult. The female staffers at CNN definitely have. He needs to make his vacation a permanent one.”
It seems that he has made it “impossible” for the women who work at CNN to do their jobs properly. Not only are the female staffers angry with what has transpired but fans of the network are also fuming, as well. They have called Lemon “tone deaf” for what he has said. All of this drama stemmed from something Nikki Haley had said. She wanted legislators 75+ to take competency tests. That was when Don jumped in with the “prime” comments and it went to the next level.
What Is He Doing Now?
Don Lemon was on leave from CNN This Morning. He was set to return Monday, February 20th but that did not happen. Though Lemon tweeted an apology, it seems that it will take a lot more than that to get himself out of the hole he is in. He was scheduled to return Wednesday, February 22nd but does have some training to undergo in order to continue. Whether or not this will suffice is yet to be seen.
What do you think of Don Lemon’s comments about a woman being past their prime once they hit 50? Was this uncalled for and should he be fired? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
It’s been painful to watch the morning show…clearly was a mismatched from day one.I thought you had a solid team with John Berman & Brianna Kevlar.they presented the facts and no drama. This team Poppy,Kaitlin and Don is quite weak…The girls are way too dramatic and Don doesn’t stand a chance. Start over…damage done by all. Bring in a new Team.
He needs to go. For someone reportedly intelligent, he is highly biased and ignorant. Forget worrying about his lawsuit if fired, support your values. Gone!
no need to do any firing, just give him something else to do, but without any woman around. he said his apologies so move on, if your an adult. God bless you all, and please get along with each other, we see too much of this on the street’s. thank you.
Don needs to go. He is too full of himself.
Always give a person a chance to be corrected and/or trained in this area. It just seems like things have changed, and people get offended so easily nowadays. He just has to learn not to be so opinionated. Don brought a lot of viewers to CNN. I say give him another chance, but let him know not to speak on the aging or abilities of a women. We are very sensitive about our age and what we are capable of achieving.
It was a stupid thing to say. He should be ridiculed, warned and moved. Next time fired.
Hello people, please listen to yourselves wanting to cancel a person’s career because of a comment “women are over their prime at age 50”. So, should CNN be that type of news outlet that they cancel a person for that type of COMMENT?
Lemon has never been the same since his buddy Cuomo was rightfully canned. He has a history of misogynist statements. He needs to go.
I think someone should point out to Don that there are some people who feel a guy past 18 is past his prime. Poor Don, very past his prime.
Don is a typical GAY dude.
Nothing gay about him. He is a miserable fudge packer who is under the illusion he is good looking. Not an ounce of manhood in his dillusional beliefs.
you are very right.
FIRE LEMON !!!!! NOW! HE’S A JERK AND NEEDS TO GO! ARROGANT! ASSHOLE!!!
His views and commentary are so biased and offensive I could not watch his show in the evening and I changed channels. He replaced Brianna et al whom I watched and liked. Now I go elsewhere. Aweful. Gotta go-now!
I think the girls overreacted. If theywere smart they should’ve said you’re right our prime is at 60 I like Don lemon he brings personality and character to the show.
Don Lemon was never popular with me even when he was on at night after Cumo. I would watch Cumo and then exit CNN when Lemon was on the air next. When Cumo left, I stopped watching CNN period. And to top it off when HLN News was cancelled, I was shattered. I want just News not everyone’s personal opinion. I thought HLN News was the closest thing to Walter Cronkite’s evening news as today’s news gets. What bumbling directions CNN has made. Don Lemon needs to go. He is not likable and since CNN likes to report opinions, that is mine. Just News is what everyone wants. FOX News Entertainment is not an option for me either and never has been. What a mess you people have made. To report opinions as News is an injustice.
Women’s always overreacted. It was some truth 20 30 and 40 . If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen. Women’s say things about men all the time we don’t over react
Oh for crying out loud…if the women are offended by something as trivial as that then they need to pick a new career! It’s like a game, let’s see who can be most offended today! I’m sick of all of it!!
Not only is he arrogant and self-centered, but he isn’t really that talented or a good interviewer/broadcaster. get rid of the lemon, Lemon.
I feel he doesn’t deserve to be fired. He made a mistake and I think it’s the Trumpers that is complaining. They mad because he was tough on chump, I mean trump. He wasn’t wrong because unless you going to live until you are 102 years old, you passed your prime. I’m 55 and I came to the conclusion that I’m on the down slope. So ladies ease up on him . America is know for second chance and give the man a break.
I stopped watching Lemon many moons ago. His smug arrogance made him unreliable in my opinion. This new morning format is so much worse. I turned the channel and now after this newest example of poor taste, I have turned off CNN. I will not tune in again as long as lemon is an employee.