Don Lemon: "Don't Call Me Racist For Covering Trayvon Martin"
1 year ago
CNN host exposes ugly racist taunts he's received for his coverage
Lemon directed viewers this past Sunday to refrain from sending him incendiary tweets.
"Please don't send me any more tweets that by having this conversation, I'm a racist or a race-baiter," he said. "This is a conversation we all need to have, so relax on that."
Calling some of the responses "disgusting" and "ridiculous," Lemon read one of the tweets on-air.
"Don Lemon, you are a racist. You are fixated on this one issue over and over. We want to hear the news, not your personal agenda. Go work for BET."
"I've been called the n word more, collectively, over the last 72 hours than I have my whole life," she said. "It is amazing to me what people will say with the anonymity of a tweet."
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