CNN anchor Don Lemon was the target of an angry heckler yesterday as he was covering the church shootings in Charleston, South Carolina.
During a live CNN segment, an angry Black woman heckled Lemon and co-host John Berman, calling both Lemon and President Barack Obama “Uncle Toms” and referring to the POTUS as a ‘puppet’.
“Are you angry Don? Are you angry? We’re mad, we’re angry — tell the truth!” says the woman, who walked up behind the newscasters.
“White people are terrorists!”
Lemon tried to diffuse the situation when he was introduced, saying the hosts were also joined by “a friend,” but then he eventually decided to just ignore the woman’s taunts.
“Terrorists! The president’s a puppet!” the woman continued. “Stop the lies, stop the lies. He’s an Uncle Tom too. President Obama’s an Uncle Tom too.”
“Black folks, get off your knees and start praying… STOP praying.” she said.
VIDEO: Angry Woman Confronts Don Lemon During Live Broadcast
Here’s the thing… a gunman opened fire inside a historic black church, killing nine people in what authorities have called a hate crime and this lady just looked a plum fool on tv.
While any interruption to Don Lemon would normally be funny, this was certainly not the time for this tomfoolery!
Some have speculated that the interruption was staged but who knows. Stranger things have happened.