Monday, May 6

Don Lemon sacked by CNN following ‘sexist’ feedback about Nikki Haley

CNN host Don Lemon has been sacked by the cable information community simply two months after apologising for on-air feedback about Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley.

Chairman and CEO Chris Licht introduced after Lemon had co-hosted Monday’s present that they’d “parted ways”.

However, the presenter insisted he was fired and that the choice was a shock to him.

“After 17 years at CNN I would have thought someone in management would have the decency to tell me directly,” he mentioned on Twitter.

The transfer follows a dialogue on CNN This Morning in February with co-hosts Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins in regards to the ages of politicians.

Lemon mentioned Ms Haley was not “in her prime” – insisting for that to be the case she must be “in her 20s, 30s and maybe her 40s”.

When requested if he meant “prime for childbearing or… prime for being president”, Lemon mentioned: “Don’t shoot the messenger, I’m just saying what the facts are.”

Lemon issued an announcement the identical day saying he regretted his “inartful and irrelevant” feedback.

He was lacking from the present for 3 days, returning the next week with a tweeted apology however no point out of the episode on air.

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Haley, who described Lemon’s statements as sexist, mentioned the choice to take away Lemon from the community was a “great day for women everywhere”.

Lemon used to host the primetime Don Lemon Tonight however moved when the community launched CNN This Morning final November.

He has hit the headlines earlier than, together with final 12 months when he mentioned the US males’s soccer group needs to be paid greater than the ladies’s group as a result of they had been “more interesting to watch”.

And he had a well-publicised on-air row with Collins in December when he accused her of making an attempt to interrupt him.

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