Television journalist Don Lemon is best recognized for serving as a CNN host but will miss today’s CNN morning show. On Thursday, February 16, 2023, 56-year-old Don Lemon made a sexist remark about South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. Keep reading to find out more details on why Don Lemon will miss Morning Show.
Don Lemon To Miss Morning Show
On Thursday, Don faced criticism for his remarks on Nikki’s officially declared presidential campaign.
The governor declared during her announcement that candidates over 75 years old should take a mental competency test.
Don addressed the subject during the CNN Morning Show as he said that the governor was not in her prime.
“If you Google ‘when is a woman in her prime,’ it’ll say 20s, 30s, and 40s,” Don continued the discussion with his co-anchors, Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins.
His comment was followed by numerous backlash. As a result, Don tendered an apology to CNN staffers.
“I’m sorry that I said it,” he said, as reported by CNN, before adding that he understands why people found his comment misguided.
He also stated that it is usual for him to own up whenever he makes mistakes.
Don Lemon went on to speak contrary to his sexist remark in his apology as he praised women.
He noted that he believes that women can do anything they set their mind to do regardless of their age. He also revealed that he seeks counsel more from women in his organization.
Don Tenders A Public Apology
Don also apologized publicly on Twitter to express that he was genuinely sorry for his comment. “The reference I made to a woman’s ‘prime’ this morning was inartful and irrelevant,” he said.
He admitted that he regretted his comment, noting that his colleagues and loved ones pointed his mistakes to him.
He also added that a woman’s age does not define her. Don concluded by saying that he has many women in his life who have proven it to be true.
Due to Don’s absence, Sara Sidner will stand for him on Today’s CNN This Morning. For now, there is no information on when Don will return to the show. However, hopefully, he will soon, knowing he has sincerely apologized.