While perusing the social media reaction to the Baltimore riots, I noticed a lot of negative reaction from what appeared to be accounts from African-Americans against CNN’s Don Lemon. While he’s said some fairly stupid things as an anchor, I was shocked at what I found when I looked into it.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STOP SENDING @donlemon TO COVER STORIES CONCERNING BLACK PEOPLE.
Black America #Baltimore
— Torraine Walker (@TorraineWalker) April 28, 2015
That one got a ton of retweets, but there were plenty of others who were highly critical of the Lemon [caution! liberal language ahead!!]:
DON LEMON IS A UNCLE TOM.
— Mistress Marley 💅🏾 (@eyesxonfire) April 30, 2015
Please CNN don't send don lemon to Baltimore. Please make him take a mandatory vacation RN. Please send him to disney world
— natasha t miller (@Tmillerpoetry) April 27, 2015
Meh…I've never called Don Lemon an "Uncle Tom". I HAVE called him a niggEr. Not because of a narrative. But because freedom.
— Felonious Munk 🇪🇹 (@Felonious_munk) October 28, 2014
— FIVE STAR WAGERS VEGAS (@FIVESTARWAGERS) April 30, 2015
It's incredible how Jon Stewart knows what's up while .@DonLemon is so far gone he makes Uncle Tom look like 2pac.
— Morrysn Dolling (@Morrysn) April 29, 2015
— WASH YOUR FUGGIN HANDS (@ThisIsMyAtName0) April 28, 2015
@donlemon Don lemon your uncle Tom but a disgrace for black man
— Don Salmon (@dijoni) April 29, 2015
Ummmm @donlemon you are a certified bitch……hope someone up BMore gives your tapdancin puppet ass a MUCH deserved fade while u there -_-
— ☆Rest Easy Nip☆ (@Ms_Kushington) April 30, 2015
And Don Lemon is the biggest Uncle Tom I've ever seen! WHY DOES THAT MAN STILL HAVE A JOB?!
— ፈቨን ሃብተ (@FebenGH) April 28, 2015
— Unbreakable (@slimmblack) April 28, 2015
Don Lemon is the devil. He is worse than an Uncle Tom. Seriously.
— Fran Fine (@BeautyOf_TheSun) April 28, 2015
Who tf let Don Lemon's Uncle Tom ass into Baltimore?
— 444 (@TeenaSalaam) April 28, 2015
I wish somebody would just run up an drop this dude #Donlemon Uncle Tom ass nigga
— B (@kingb38) April 28, 2015
“Drop him” huh? Sounds like a death wish.
Don Lemon is the definition of a bitch ass nigga. True Uncle Tom right there.
— Cali Alley (@CaliAlley_) November 25, 2014
Worst of all CNN will bring out that uncle tom ass house nigga Don Lemon to talk about how littering is fucking up the black community
— Alexander Pushkin but Blacker & Sadder (@OriginalKingD) August 11, 2014
And I’m sure all these people calling him a “faggot” are all racist Tea Party blacks, right?
— A different animal, but the same beast. (@IconikReign) April 28, 2015
Why don lemon say that them looters wad stealing 40 oz from stores what a fucking racists faggot smh
— qiang ben y'sraeel (@RandolphQuience) April 28, 2015
In fact, I see all tweets calling him a “nigger” are from black people, none from white people.
Don Lemon is what they used to call a "House Nigger". #FuckDonLemon
— Elija Price (@ZeusCarver) April 30, 2015
I guarantee you Don Lemon's BF's mom said to her son "What a sweet black guy you brought home." But thinking "why he bring a nigger home?"
— ESQUIRE (@ESQSOUND) April 29, 2015
Don Lemon is a straight HOUSE NIGGER!!!!
— cardell r collinsCEO (@Cardellcollins) April 28, 2015
Hey man, I hope you realize once you turn the cameras off you’re just another “nigger on the streets” like the rest of us. @DonLemon
— Darth Kriss (@insanityreport) December 17, 2014
Don Lemon is an asshole he should never refer to blacks as his people because that house nigger is definitely not for MY people
— DOUBLE DD (@DORA_MAAAR) November 25, 2014
Now look none of this may mean anything, we all know how social media brings out the worst in us. But A lot of the tone of these tweets seems to be aimed at his “acting white,” when I’m pretty sure he’s a left-wing liberal. Despite that, the few times he’s come out and told the black community to pull up their pants was enough for him to be shunned forever. At least on Twitter.