CNN’s Don Lemon Responds to Dave Chappelle Calling Him Out in George Floyd Special (Video)
Don Lemon responded Friday morning to being called by Dave Chappelle in comedian George Floyd's midnight surprise special published by Netflix.
"I will say that I actually agree with Dave Chappelle. I agree that I think the establishment has lagged behind and some of what we have created - and I consider myself part of the establishment because I am over 40 years old - I think the young people who are out on the street, don't do it. I don't care what we have to say, ”Lemon said on CNN's“ New Day ”.
The journalist went on: "You think that the part of the world that we created and what we did may not have been fast enough and we were not strong enough, and that's why they fight out there. They said," Listen , we are fed up with what happens. We tried to make it beautiful and we tried to make it peaceful. We tried to do all of these things and you refused. "I think they not only speak to the whites in this country, but also to all of us in the establishment."
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Still, the national conversation about systemic racism was "not a modest moment": "I think it is a moment when we should all use our platform to do what we can."
In his Netflix special "8:46", Chappelle responded to Lemon's call to celebrities to comment on the day of the death of unarmed black man George Floyd by the police in Minneapolis. "Don Lemon, this hotbed of reality. He says, "Where are all these celebrities? Why do not you talk? "Everyone said that. I shouted on TV:" I dare say myself, n-a. You don't dare. "
"Has anyone ever listened to me doing comedy? Have I never said anything about these things? "Chappelle asked, saying that he felt Lemon was asking him and other celebrities to" step out in the street and talk about these people's work. "
The comedian continued: “These are the streets that speak for themselves! You don't need me now. I kept my mouth shut and I will still keep my mouth shut, but I don't think my silence is complicit. "
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