Don Lemon RESPONDS To The Backlash About His "Pull Your Pants Up" Controversy + Is "The View" LOOKING To Hire Hoda Kotb?
CNN anchor Don Lemon appeared on "The View" today to address controversial comments he made about Black America in the wake of the Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin trial. Watch his response to those who have an issue inside and find out about ABC possibly pursuing Hoda Kotb for a co-host spot on "The View".
CNN anchor Don Lemon appeared on "The View" this morning to address and defend controversial comments he made on his CNN show. His "Talking Points" about pulling up you pants, using the "n" word, finishing school and being an involved parent had many people feeling some kind of way. He also said Bill O'Reilly (who blamed certain rappers and other foolishness for all the problems in the black community) didn't go far ENOUGH with his critique. See what he said above....
Prior to his appearance, he also tweeted several statements to defend his talking points.
In other "The View" news"......
The streets are talking.....and they're saying that Barbara Walters and the folks at "The View" want Hoda Kotb to add some "diversity" to their panel, according to the NY Post. Hoda, who has a news background which could add a good quality back into the show that it's been lacking since Meredith Viera left, is Egyptian and the panel does have two African American women on it currently with Whoopi Goldberg & Sherri Shepherd.
A media insider explained Hoda's appeal to Page Six saying,
“Hoda addresses several of their needs. She has news experience, which is something ‘The View’ has not had since Meredith Vieira left. She also adds some diversity to the panel.”
Of course the news prompted a denial from Hoda's camp, who said,
“Hoda loves her job at ‘Today’ and she’s very happy laughing and scratching with Kathie Lee every day.”
But you know...once the streets start talking....an offer has been made. We will indeed be here for this if it happens. Loves some Hoda.
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