Don Lemons apologized to CNN colleagues for their sexist comments
Do Men Think Men are Prime? Don Lemon doesn’t know anything about women, nor do we know their prime? An interview with CNNThis Morning on Thursday
There was swift and fierce backlash after CNN’s Lemon made comments about women during a “CNN This Morning” discussion on Thursday.
In an interview on CNN This Morning that aired Thursday, Lemon said that Haley isn’t in her prime because she’s planning on running for president. Haley is 51.
The comments were met with pushback from co-anchors Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins, but Lemon kept advancing his argument, even doubling down on it in a segment in the following hour.
During CNN’s Friday editorial meeting, Chris Licht, the network’s chief executive, said that he had heard from a number of people inside the organization about Lemon’s remarks.
It was necessary for Lemon to attend the morning meeting so that he could apologize, because it was important for the culture of accountability to be fostered.
“The people I am closest to in this organization are women,” Lemon added, citing his relationships with various hosts and executives. “The people I seek counsel from most in this organization are women.”
“The reference I made to a woman’s ‘prime’ this morning was inartful and irrelevant, as colleagues and loved ones have pointed out, and I regret it,” Lemon said. He said that a woman is not defined by her age either personally or professionally. “I have countless women in my life who prove that every day.”
Mayra Flores pointed out that we are in our prime in the 20s, 30s and 40s. Google also says men can get pregnant. Don Lemon doesn’t know anything about women or our prime.