White rage

Critics respond to Don Lemon’s comments on dangerous white men by calling for his lynching

In a broadcast earlier this week, Don Lemon called radicalized white men the “biggest terror threat in this country.”

Said Lemon: “The biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them. There is no travel ban on them. There is no ban on–you know, they had the Muslim ban. There is no white guy ban. So what do we do about that?”

Regardless of how you feel about Lemon’s remarks, whether you agree or disagree, what happened next is truly horrific.

Critics, the majority of whom appear to be white men, have responded in ways that basically prove the CNN anchor right: by hurling all sorts of hate, vitriol, and violent innuendo his way.

The responses have included no shortage of racist and homophobic slurs, including calling Lemon a “f*ggot n*gger”, “f*ck boy”, “house n*gger”, “pig”, “donkey”, “anti-white”, and “bitter fruit,” a reference to Billie Holiday’s 1939 song “Strange Fruit”, which is about lynching African Americans during the height of the Jim Crow era.

Let’s take a look at the responses, shall we?

First, there were the tweets…

Then came the memes…

View this post on Instagram

#donlemon. #cnn

A post shared by Joeseph Grind (@yall_way_too_serious) on

Related: CNN anchor Don Lemon calls white men the ‘biggest terror threat’ in the U.S.