CNN host Don Lemon got a big chunk of Twitter very mad at him on Tuesday after he endorsed New York's reviled stop and frisk policies.
Speaking during his regular slot on the Tom Joyner show, Lemon said that police were not always very respectful of the people they stopped, but that tampering with the "formula that has reduced crime in New York City" could be very dangerous.
"The question is, would you rather be politically correct or safe and alive?" he concluded.
Well, that didn't go so well with people. There was even a hashtag created:
Don Lemon really taking every point he sees Black America agreeing on and arguing the opposite, loudly. Bc he thinks it makes him special
-- W.E.B.B.I.E DuBois (@fivefifths) November 5, 2013
#DonLemonOn Don Lemon: Would you rather be acceptable to whites and get paid to hate yourself or be liked by the coloreds and get nothing?
-- The Real Segun Idowu (@RevrendDoctor) November 5, 2013
Don Lemon on Bulimia : would you rather look great or be a big ole fatty?
-- Desus (@desusnice) November 5, 2013
!! RT @BoyNamedTawanda: Don Lemon on Slavery: would you rather be free and unemployed or have a home and a job?
-- Brokey McPoverty (@brokeymcpoverty) November 5, 2013
Don Lemon has embraced a "Respectability-spewing, Victim-blaming" persona for TV, and is blatantly throwing black people under the bus.
-- Lauren Rankin (@laurenarankin) November 5, 2013
If I didn't know any better, I'd think that Don Lemon was doing some sort of Andy Kaufman-esque performance art.
-- HumanityCritic (@HumanityCritic) November 5, 2013
#donlemonon Civil Rights "Isn't it better to be separate but equal?"
-- M.J. (@MJ1point0) November 5, 2013
#donlemonon giving up your seat:would you rather walk or be grateful your even riding the bus
-- Your Highness (@YaaSays) November 5, 2013
-- Jordan Budd (@jordan_budd) November 5, 2013