Don Lemon Going On Apology Tour After Making Sexist Comment About Women Over 40
When life throws you Don Lemons, you make… sexist comments? CNN anchor Don Lemon, perhaps the most popular anchor on the network, is having to apologize today after claiming women are no longer in their prime after their 40s.
Lemon made the comment during a Thursday discussion on CNN This Morning about former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s presidential candidacy.
When declaring her run for the presidency, Haley called for mental competency tests for politicians over the age of 75.
This didn’t sit well with Lemon. He warned that Haley shouldn’t be talking about age, because she’s a woman, and according to “Google” women are no longer in their prime once they hit 50.
Lemon attempted to support his argument by saying that a woman is only ‘considered to be in their prime in 20s and 30s and maybe 40s.’ The comments were met with pushback from co-anchors Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins, but Lemon kept advancing his argument, even doubling down on it in a segment in the following hour.
Not a good look for Lemon. You could see how shocked his co-anchors were. According to TMZ, Lemon jumped on a CNN staff call Friday morning to apologize for his comments.