CNN’s Don Lemon becomes a meme; the network stays silent

The anchor held up a sign with the n-word on it and social media went into a frenzy. The attention doesn’t seem to be negative, ratings-wise.

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CNN personality Don Lemon held up the rebel flag and a sign bearing the N-word on his network yesterday, and the Internet turned him into a meme.

Lemon held up the signs with on-screen text reading, “Does this offend you?” after President Barack Obama earned some online scorn for using the “n-word” in a discussion of racism on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast. Here’s the original:

Here we go: @donlemon with a #ConfederateFlag and a “Nigger” banner. “Does this offend you?” #CNNTonight

— CNN Commentary (@CommentaryCNN) June 23, 2015

And here’s a sampling of the jokes:

Best Don Lemon meme

— poeticsocialjustice (@wonder_womanist) June 23, 2015

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