Stephane Colbert had harsh words to say about Don Lemonholding CNN this morning. The late-night show host took The late show to air his grievances about the Lemon crisis that he didn’t think was good for the news program.
Although Colbert said Lemon was “a very dear friend” and enjoyed watching him on “CTM”, the Strangers with Candy alum said he “was surprised” that Lemon wore a jacket over a gray hooded top and pants.
“I believe a great man once said, ‘What the fuck? ‘,” Colbert added. “I know they want to add some comedy to CNN and it’s hilarious, but how do you report the news in that outfit? How do you actually talk about tragedy wearing that, because what could be more tragic than that look he got this morning? »
Colbert went on to poke fun at Lemon’s outfit saying he looked like “a high school athletic teacher who went for a run then got a little hungry and stopped at a restaurant but it was a restaurant too nice and they said, ‘Sir, you gotta wear a jacket.’ Then he stole a jacket from an extra guys and dolls.”
Lemon responded to Colbert’s criticism on CNN’s morning show and said he “loved Stephen Colbert” and said he “didn’t expect that reaction” from him.
“First of all, it’s not a sweatshirt or anything. It was a sweater with a hood,” Lemon told co-host Kaitlan Collins. “Anyway, I don’t know if I want to get into it because I was really, really surprised.”
Lemon went on to say that he wore a variety of outfits on the morning show and when he took the job they asked him to be “more comfortable”. The TV reporter said “people don’t wear as many suits” and “a lot has changed since the pandemic”.
“I just found it interesting that there was such a reaction because online I got a lot of backlash,” he said.
Lemon said he now “understands” his female colleagues who are being criticized for their outfits.
“If Barack Obama can be criticized for a tan suit, if Volodymyr Zelenskyy can wage war in a hoodie, if Trayvon Martin can start a revolution in a hoodie, then Don Lemon can tell the news in a hoodie. “, he added.
Collins asked Lemon if he would wear this outfit again and he responded by saying, “Of course and I will wear it again, I will wear a version of it.”
Watch Lemon on CNN this morning in the video shared below.