Don Lemon wants more facts in Spring Valley High Arrest. Officially Wins Uncle Ruckus Award.
Don Lemon is once again in headlines for all the wrong reasons. Yesterday, a video showing unthinkable violence perpetrated by a white police officer to an African American teenage girl was pushed to the forefront of social media. Since then, national news coverage of the event has picked up. Unluckily for the sanity of people across the country, Don Lemon decided to cover the story on his show earlier today suggesting that we “need to know more” before claiming that this was an injustice.
Don Lemon can't be serious smmfh pic.twitter.com/7h0nb7Tej4
— ITSBIZKIT (@itsbizkit) October 27, 2015
Unfortunately, there is no mute or block button to use on people like DON LEMON in real life.
Former federal prosecutor and CNN legal commentator Sunny Hostin was there to read Lemon for his Tom-ish behavior and overall insanity. After the segment aired, thousands took to Twitter to join in.
Don Lemon probably peels the skin off his fried chicken.
— Alain (@Alain_Patron) October 27, 2015
If you're still watching CNN, you deserve Don Lemon.
— Mia McKenzie (@miamckenzie) October 27, 2015
Have the courage to ask yourself are your actions a reflection of your vision or your circumstances. #Destiny @CNNTonight @DonLemon
— T.D. Jakes (@BishopJakes) October 27, 2015
"Well, we need to think about why the cop was called in the first place…"#AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh pic.twitter.com/SbNSFMD9nZ
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 27, 2015
"It appears the Sun rises and falls because of the Earth's rotation, but let's wait for the other side of the story." — Don Lemon, probably
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️⚧️🇺🇦 (@cmclymer) October 27, 2015
Chris Hayes got why it was wrong. A white man in the media. But Don Lemon somehow needs more info. Trash.
— Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) October 27, 2015
"Was Hitler bad? We weren't there and we haven't heard his side of the story yet so we really don't know."
— maura quint (@behindyourback) October 27, 2015
Don Lemon would've raised his hand after the girl got beat to remind the teacher he forgot to assign homework. https://t.co/Qz3rcZpCNJ
— Mark Agee (@MarkAgee) October 27, 2015
Millions of Black people are subject to seeing the trivialization of violence against Black bodies.
This past summer was hell for black people. From Charleston to Baltimore, black people were forced to listen to white America’s deafening silence on the violence and assaults committed against black people. But, when a Lion died in “the country of Africa,” white people were up in arms. Imagine what white America’s response would have been if a video of the poaching was released…
Although sharing this video helps to shed light on the assaults black people endure daily, it’s key that we maintain our own humanity, forcing news outlets and people across social media to put trigger warnings before every video displaying atrocities they share. We are human and we deserve to be treated with nothing but the utmost respect.