There is now a petition on Change.org to “remove Don Lemon from CNN” following his words on The Situation Room, where he urged for people to wait for context in the Spring Valley High assault, as it has been hashtagged on Twitter.
Lemon said, “I think there’s context to everything, I would like to see what happens before and I would like to see what happened afterwards.”
The petition reads in part, “We, the people want a journalist and an anchor that will not be afraid to accept the facts that are occurring within the African-American community and who will encourage our people the same way that person will encourage others across the board. We, the people, have no confidence in Mr. Lemon’s ability to do that,therefore we are asking CNN to remove him from his position.”
At the time of this posting, it was started 7 hours ago, and has already reached 1,375 signers.
Side note: there have been numerous petitions to fire Lemon in the past – he’s still a prominent CNN anchor.
Video of Lemon’s speech below.