CNN’s Don Lemon is fed up with Hollywood and he’s not biting his tongue.
The Tonight host said he had received texts and tweets from famous faces who were afraid to “hurt [their] brands.” He gave a call out to Hollywood stars to become active and speak out about protests over the death of another unarmed black man. Lemon charged, Where are you? You can’t step up for these injustices? Where’s the black leadership?”
Lemon continued, “I’ve seen them on Twitter, I see them, ‘Oh, I’m loving what Don Lemon’s doing’ … But they gotta do more than that. “Why aren’t they helping these young people? These young people are out there standing on a platform at the edge of an abyss by themselves…Yes, I’m calling you out, and you can be mad at me all you want. And what they’re doing, you’re sitting there and watching TV and you’re b***tching abut it… Get on television or do something and help these young people instead of sitting in your mansions and doing nothing. And have some moral courage and stop worrying about your reputation and your brand.”
“I don’t want people to see me mad, it might hurt my business, I’m so upset I have to go to my country house.” The CNN host noted that Beyoncé had called for justice for George Floyd in an Instagram post. “You can’t?…”If you’re not going to do it now, when are you going to do it?… Stop making excuses.”
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