Don Lemon is officially out at CNN. This really is no surprise after he was in trouble a short time back. The longtime anchor had made a comment about women being past their prime which rubbed his co-anchors the wrong way. It also made waves behind the scenes and viewers were shocked that he would say such a thing. However, he also had made gender-offensive comments prior to this. Lemon soon took time away and was going to be working on his behavior. Now, according to NBC News, Don Lemon is saying he has been fired. Lemon went to Twitter to share the news, noting that his agent was the one to break the news to him. "I am stunned. After 17 years at CNN I would have thought someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly."
"Don will forever be a part of the CNN family, and we thank him for his contributions over the past 17 years. We wish him well and will be cheering him on in his future endeavors," per a statement from CNN's CEO Chris Licht. He also claimed that they had "parted ways." Things dramatically shifted for Lemon when his close friend, Chris Cuomo was let go. Cuomo led into Lemon's nightly show and they had a great banter. Eventually, the direction of the network changed and Don Lemon was moved to the mornings. He was joined by Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins. No word on what will happen now.
Are you shocked that Don Lemon has been fired? Or, are you shocked it took so long? It seems that his fame somehow went to his head and maybe he wanted to be let go so he could find his place elsewhere.