Things did not go great for CNN’s recently-demoted Don Lemon after the final Friday episode of his prime time show, from which he has been booted and moved to daytime TV on CNN. During that final segment, Lemon kept sniffing and holding back tears, which many conservatives online found funny, and said that he understood he was “not always perfect,” which spawned a plethora of online insults hurled his way.
Watch the segment here:
In the video, as you can hear, Lemon defended his conduct on the show and justified not being perfect by saying that it was late and night and full of pressures…which is probably true enough but a weird thing to spend your last moments on primetime TV talking about. In his words:
“I know I was not always perfect, because no one is perfect. Because there are immense pressures that come with this job and in particular this time slot at 10 o’clock, when people are going to bed. So sometimes all I could do — I’m gonna be honest with you — is just smile and just get to the commercial break sometimes.”
“Sometimes it was exhausting, because some of the things that we discuss here are so personal and so consuming, all-consuming. So I hope I made you proud. And I thank you for tuning in all these years. And I hope that you’re gonna join me in the morning. So I will simply say good night, and I will see you soon.”
Then, as you can watch in the video, things got theatrical and ridiculous when Lemon started waving at the camera and said “I’m gonna leave, and I’m gonna go upstairs” and then trudged away from the frame and managed to squeak out a “bye!” without crying. It was like a host leaving Sesame Street for good, not a sober, reasonable news anchor being moved to a different show.
Predictably, the spectacle of the end of Lemon’s show brought a crash of savage comments on his head, with The Blaze finding some pretty funny insults hurled his way by the online insults crowd. Here is what the Blaze reported and collected:
“It’s funny that he actually thought he was perfect sometimes,” one commenter noted.
“Actually you were perfect, Don — perfectly never objective on every subject….but then again no one watched you, especially me,” another commenter said.
“Rarely, if ever, perfect. Helped spread the hate and discontent,” another commenter wrote.
“Just like he said, nobody’s perfect nor always perfect,” another commenter noted. “He should have said, ‘I make bad judgments.’ Using the word perfect [for yourself] is stroking your own ego.”
“I fought back tears, too,” another commenter said. “Tears of joy.”
“Being demoted is sad, but this seems like party time!” another commenter exclaimed.
“Hilarious,” another commenter wrote.
Which one of those is your favorite? Comment below to let us know! My favorite is the “I fought back tears, too. Tears of joy” comment. That’s just plain hilarious, particularly given how seriously Lemon obviously takes himself.
By: Gen Z Conservative
Featured image credit: screengrab from embedded YouTube video