Don Lemon Rips CNN After Being Let Go

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 13: Don Lemon attends the 2023 Center Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on April 13, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Don Lemon and Tucker Carlson were fired on the same day.

Don Lemon has proven to be a very controversial figure over at CNN. According to numerous reports, there have been some allegations of misconduct from the news anchor. Additionally, he was recently suspended for his comments about Nikki Haley. Overall, Lemon was becoming a bit of a liability for the network. However, they never made any indication that his job might be in jeopardy. Although now, things have changed drastically. According to Lemon himself, he has been fired by CNN.

This comes on the exact same day that Tucker Carlson was fired by Fox News. When it comes to Carlson, no one actually knows the reason for his termination. However, in the case of Don Lemon, it seems a bit more cut and dry. Regardless, Lemon is very unhappy with this new development. In a statement released on Twitter, Lemon went in on the network and its executives. Simply put, he did not expect to be let go in this manner.

Don Lemon Speaks

"I was informed this morning by my agent that I have been terminated by CNN. I am stunned. After 17 years at CNN I would have thought that someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly," Lemon said. "At no time was I ever given any indication that I would not be able to continue to do the work I have loved at the network. It is clear that there are some larger issues at play. With that said, I want to thank my colleagues and the many teams I have worked with for an incredible run. They are the most talented journalists in the business, and I wish them all the best."

For both CNN and Fox News, this is a changing of the guard that no one really expected. However, there are plenty of people looking to take Lemon and Carlson's jobs. If you are a political media nerd, then this might be the biggest day of your life. Let us know your thoughts on this news, in the comments section below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news from around the world.

About The Author
Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.