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This isn’t the “change” they had in mind.
CNN’s embarrassingly embattled Don Lemon was originally scheduled to act as moderator for an “Agents of Change” event to mark Black History Month program in New York last week, but the fallout from his boorish remarks about women earlier this month is still casting a shadow over his public image.
And it was apparently too much to take.
TMZ reported Tuesday that Lemon’s planned gig at an event focused on race and real estate agents — organized by the New York-based Douglas Elliman real estate company — was a victim of the ongoing controversy over Lemon’s foot-in-mouth comments toward the fairer sex.
As most of the media/political world knows by now, Lemon got into hot water on Feb. 16 when he opined on “CNN This Morning” that former U.N. ambassador and current Republican presidential contender Nikki Haley should be careful about criticizing politicians “past their prime” because, as a 51-year-old woman, she was no longer in her “prime” herself.
Quoth Lemon, “Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime. Sorry. When a woman is considered to be in her prime — in her 20s and 30s and maybe 40s.”
It was by far the stupidest thing Lemon has said in a career of stupid utterances — including his “black hole” speculation about the vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 back in 2014 and various inebriated, idiotic New Year’s Eve appearances.
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