Don Lemon on being Don Lemon: “It ain’t easy.”

In a very thorough profile for Metro Weekly, CNN Tonight anchor Don Lemon talked about his scandals, his desire to join Tinder and to date, and his thoughts on the 2016 election.

The profile points out that he is, as they describe it, a “new breed of journalist — one with an opinion on just about everything and yet one who proffers it only to elicit all points of views from every possible angle.”

Noting some of his controversies, Lemon explained, “I’ve had to develop a very thick skin in this business, especially being…” He trailed off before adding, “If you look around, you will see that I’m the only person like me in Prime Time, a Black man who happens to be gay — so I get it from everybody. It’s tough. It ain’t easy.”

Just a few weeks ago, at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, comedian Larry Wilmore called Lemon an “alleged journalist,” to which Lemon flipped him the bird.

Read the full Q&A at MetroWeekly.

3 replies

  1. He is definitely not Bernard Shaw. I used to actually enjoy his work when he was an NBC News correspondent and when he first joined CNN. Please send him to co host with Kelly Rippa.

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