Friday, October 12, 2018

Don Lemon’s Having “Minstrel Show” Cramps

Even before rapper Kanye West was scheduled to meet with President Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday, the dim bulbs at CNN were busily dissing him. Bakari Sellers declared, “Anti-intellectualism simply isn’t cool.  Kanye West is what happens when negroes don’t read.”

Tara Setmayer said, “Now all of a sudden because he's put on a MAGA hat and he's an attention whore like the President, he's all of a sudden the model spokesperson. He's the token negro of the Trump Administration. Black folks are about to trade Kanye West in the racial draft, okay. They've had it with him,” Setmayer added. “No one should be taking Kanye West seriously.”
Following West’s meeting, CNN’s Don Lemon said to others on another CNN panel, West is “an embarrassment to the African American community and America itself.”
“What I saw was a minstrel show today. Him in front of all these white people, mostly with people, embarrassing himself and embarrassing Americans, but mostly African Americans because every one of them is sitting either at home or with their phones, watching this cringing.  I couldn’t even watch it.  I had to turn the television of because it was too hard to watch.”

“This has nothing to do with being liberal or a conservative,” he continued. “This has to do with honesty. And we have to stop pretending, sitting here on these CNN panels or whatever network panels, and pretending like this is normal and let’s have this conversation about Kanye West. Who cares? Why are you sending cameras to the Oval Office for Kanye West?”

Lemon pleaded for those “who know him to grab him, snatch him up and get Kanye together because Kanye needs help.”

Near the end of his remarks, Lemon said the artist changed after the death of his mother, remarking his mom would have been disturbed by his behavior and “is rolling over in her grave.”

The tweet embedded below is representative of many responses to Lemon’s invoking the death of West’s mother.
Now CNN is deservedly receiving backlash for allowing these manifestly racist comments to go on air.

According to, CNN has not responded to their request for comment.

I don’t particularly care for West’s brand of music, but the attacks on him are despicable and are indisputable proof that racist thoughts and actions say far more about the person they emanate from than the person to whom they are directed.

UPDATE:  Welcome readers of Bad Blue Uncensored News.  We are once again honored that Doug Ross has linked to this post.

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