Twitter Skewers CNN Anchor Don Lemon (Again) For His Support Of Stop-And-Frisk

The journalist was the butt of yet another Twitter trending topic after speaking out in partial favor of being “inconvenienced” by the controversial police tactic.

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Journalist Don Lemon speaks on stage the ADCOLOR Awards.

2. CNN anchor Don Lemon is no stranger to Twitter’s bad side. His tendency to lecture members of the black community has won him few friends or fans online and has sparked quite a few mocking trending topics, like #DonLemonLogic and #DonLemonLooksLike.

3. Lemon found himself in the doghouse again today after posing the question, “Would you rather be politically correct or safe and alive?” regarding stop-and-frisk.

From Mediaite:

Lemon asserted that there are many among the minority community who believe “in theory” that “we’d rather be inconvenienced by being stopped by police than shot by gun-wielding criminals on the street.” However, he said, it’s become too easy for police to become “so drunk with power that they abuse it.”

“Whatever the mayor here decides will be reflected in your city, reflected in your crime rate, and in your economy,” Lemon concluded. “So the question is: would you rather be politically correct or safe and alive? That’s the real issue facing the citizens of New York and, pretty soon, ultimately you.”

4. This found Lemon once again on the business end of a hilarious hashtag: #DonLemonOn. @BoyNamedTawanda started it with this tweet:


Marlon Bando

@BoyNamedTawanda

Don Lemon on Slavery: would you rather be free and unemployed or have a home and a job?

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6. And it was on from there.

#DonLemonOn Paula Deen: Would you rather dress like a slave or be unemployed?

— Same Thing... (@dwright1906)

Same Thing…

@dwright1906

#DonLemonOn Paula Deen: Would you rather dress like a slave or be unemployed?

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#DonLemonOn SNL: Would you rather have Keenan in drag or no "black women" at all?

— Briana (@BrielleAriana)

Briana

@BrielleAriana

#DonLemonOn SNL: Would you rather have Keenan in drag or no “black women” at all?

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#DonLemonOn Jim Crow. Would you rather sit in the back of the bus or walk?

— W.E.B.B.I.E DuBois (@fivefifths)

W.E.B.B.I.E DuBois

@fivefifths

#DonLemonOn Jim Crow. Would you rather sit in the back of the bus or walk?

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#DonLemonOn Job Loss: But you HAD one though, right?

— Rand (@RandEm_)

Rand

@RandEm_

#DonLemonOn Job Loss: But you HAD one though, right?

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#DonLemonOn White Privilege: "What's that?"

— PliesLaurenceDunbar (@Niyohs)

PliesLaurenceDunbar

@Niyohs

#DonLemonOn White Privilege: “What’s that?”

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#DonLemonOn Don Lemon: Would you rather be acceptable to whites and get paid to hate yourself or be liked by the coloreds and get nothing?

— The Real Segun Idowu (@RevrendDoctor)

The Real Segun Idowu

@RevrendDoctor

#DonLemonOn Don Lemon: Would you rather be acceptable to whites and get paid to hate yourself or be liked by the coloreds and get nothing?

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#DonLemonOn voter suppression: Would you rather be forced to wait in the blistering cold for 7 hours or not get to vote at all?

— E®!ç Ç@$H (@MrShift4)

E®!ç Ç@$H

@MrShift4

#DonLemonOn voter suppression: Would you rather be forced to wait in the blistering cold for 7 hours or not get to vote at all?

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#DonLemonOn 12 Years A Slave: would you rather be enslaved for 12 years or 13 years?

— David D. (@DavidDTSS)

David D.

@DavidDTSS

#DonLemonOn 12 Years A Slave: would you rather be enslaved for 12 years or 13 years?

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#DonLemonOn having only two Black senators: "it's a shame we only have two qualified Black men to join our white leaders in the Senate."

— LaLaNanita (@javachik)

LaLaNanita

@javachik

#DonLemonOn having only two Black senators: “it’s a shame we only have two qualified Black men to join our white leaders in the Senate.”

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#DonLemonOn School to Prison Pipeline "Many valuable skills can be learned in prison."

— T. Brown (@TheBlackVoice)

T. Brown

@TheBlackVoice

#DonLemonOn School to Prison Pipeline “Many valuable skills can be learned in prison.”

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#DonLemonOn racism: Racism is real but it wouldn't be as bad if you were a little less Black.

— Bougie Black Girl (@BougieBlackGurl)

Bougie Black Girl

@BougieBlackGurl

#DonLemonOn racism: Racism is real but it wouldn’t be as bad if you were a little less Black.

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#DonLemonOn white supremacy: There would be no MLK, without the KKK.

— Jonathan Wall (@imfromraleigh)

Jonathan Wall

@imfromraleigh

#DonLemonOn white supremacy: There would be no MLK, without the KKK.

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#DonLemonOn reproductive rights: Women should be glad that someone is willing to make these difficult decisions for them.

— GirlGetALife (@GirlGetALife)

GirlGetALife

@GirlGetALife

#DonLemonOn reproductive rights: Women should be glad that someone is willing to make these difficult decisions for them.

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RT: @Wekhevixwaz #DonLemonOn blackface: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

— ithl123 (@ithl123)

ithl123

@ithl123

RT: @Wekhevixwaz #DonLemonOn blackface: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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21. Fun fact: Don Lemon sued Tower Records for racial profiling back in 2001.

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