CNN host Don Lemon once again became the story during his New Year’s Eve countdown, claiming that people within the ruckus crowd were flashing the “white power signs” at him while hosting the event.
The self-aggrandized host, apparently needing more attention from the crowd began to loudly complain to co-host Brooke Baldwin on Wednesday night, “I’m tired of people fighting.”
Adding, “I’m tired of walking through the crowd and people giving me white power signs. It’s disgusting. Stop it, America. That’s not what we’re about.”
Lemon apparently playing the race card hoping to perhaps gin up the ratings continued throughout the evening in Nashville, TN, with his continued blather concerning the universal “Ok sign” that has somehow become a point of contention among many progressives along with race-baiting blacks, looking for racism where there is none.
In one particular segment, a disjointed Lemon holding a glass of what appeared to be a glass of champagne throughout the evening continued his incohesive rant.
“I just want us to come back together again as a country,” Lemon said. “I want us to stop being so sensitive. I want to get rid of the stupid racist and homophobes and bigots. I’m sick of that. I’m sick of promoting that and hearing about it. It’s disgusting.”
Baldwin, for her part, said she wanted to “lift women’s voices” in 2020.
The few viewers looking in quickly noticed that the duo seemed “lit-up” however not quite drunk enough for the producers to yank them off the stage, for whatever stupid remark might come out of their lips.
Several viewers took to Twitter to comment on the proceedings using social media.
“Did drunken Don Lemon get a real tattoo?” tweeted one poster, while others claimed to have spotted the infamous “white power” signs Lemon referenced during the countdown.
“White power signs being flashed at @donlemon.”
— Erica (@fucking yikes) January 1, 2020
Another twitter user also took aim at the city of Nashville.
“Not surprised some jackwagon flashed Don Lemon the white power sign. Nashville is a white trash town; Gatlinburg TN is even worse. Been to both – confederate flags abound.”
While other CNN viewers blamed supporters of President Donald Trump.
“Thank you Don Lemon for being in Nashville tonight. Apparently you ran into some ignorant people showing White Power signs in the crowd. Ignore them. You’re a great guy and always welcomed here. Sadly ignorant adults are past their fixin point lol”
— Darren J Wilmoth (@darrenjwilmoth) January 1, 2020
“All these trump supporting white people trying to gaslight about the #whitepower sign that @donlemon faced last night. My husband stopped the show and rewound because he saw it immediately. I’m sure there were more,” exclaimed another viewer.
What seems apparent from CNN’s New Year’s telecast, regarding identity politics, is that 2020 will be more of the same, with characters like Lemon and others attempting to divide the country.
“Remarkably” other New Year telecasts were actually enjoying the festivities; the hosts, for the most part, kept it focused on the entertainment, not the politics which seems to always be CNN’s Achilles heel.
As for the so-called “white power” sign, no doubt some in attendance in Nashville were having some fun at Lemon’s expense, they know the guy looks at the world in racial overtones, everything is racial with him, thus raising a finger in the “Ok sign” becomes a “white power” sign regardless of the fact that that sign has been used for countless generations, indicating that everything is fine.
Ironically if you’re a fan of old movies, that sign was flashed by an 11-year old kid in the classic 1939 movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” Starring Jimmy Stewart, now it could be Director Frank Capra was using secretive hand-singles flashing the “white-power, Ok sign” to his audience
A contentious debate has emerged over whether those who use the hand signal are doing so to announce their support for white supremacy or whether they’re doing it because they know it angers liberals, similar to publicly proclaiming one’s support for the President.
More champagne Don?
25 thoughts on ““Ok Sign” Freaks Out CNN’s Don Lemon”
Lemon will play the race card because that is all he has. He is so thin skinned that it takes virtually nothing to trigger him. He is a pathetic excuse for a human being and if he really cared about his race he would be railing against the Democrats, not siding with them.
George Wallace and Bull Connor were typical of the Democrats in the South. Democrat Senator Robert Byrd was the official spokesman for the revived Ku Klux Klan. The Republicans in the US Congress struggled for years to get an enforceable civil rights and voting rights act passed. In 1964 the Civil Rights Act was passed in spite of strong Democrat party resistance. Implementation of this law required activation of the National Guard to enforce the will of the people with showdowns taking place in cities like Selma and Montgomery.
The Democrat Party has been an ever present threat to the future of the United States of America, and you, Democrat Mayors and Governors dare to lecture us on the NRA and declare it to be a Domestic Terrorist Organization. I submit, the Democrat Party is the ultimate Domestic Terrorist Organization.
Don needs to get over it and grow up. It is 2020
Sure as Hell didn’t hear You telling Barrack Hussein Obama about talking his Racist crap Lemon !!
Lemon is a pathetic little b*tch!
Don Lemon…what the hell? Is he really a racist snowflake? Since when did the “okay” sign become a “white power” sign? I’m too old for this kind of crap, and I simply don’t care. I’m half white and half Filipino. Yes, I’ve been picked on and discriminated against because I was the ‘little brown boy” in a predominately white school in the 1950s. I learned how to fight back, and fought my way to equality. My own grandmother on my dad’s side did not approve of him marrying a Filipina OR a Catholic. And since we lived beside her, we suffered for decades, especially my mother. I was raised not to be a racist. I was raised to accept people of all colors as simply people. If I ever discriminated against anyone, it was because of the way they acted and treated others, NOT how they looked. As far as I’m concerned, Don Lemon is a jackass, as is Colin Kaepernick, because of their behavior. I’m also not a fan of any of the democratic presidential candidates and most of Hollywood because they espouse removing freedoms from the American people, of which I am one. I’m not saying that one should not be proud of one’s heritage, but we are ALL members of the HUMAN race, and should treat each other accordingly. But that’s just me.
I’m white. Living in California. I couldnt finish high school because I’d be followed home by those who were not white. Tormented the entire mile walk home. My daughter is a half breed. I am not racist. I live in a Dem state. Need I say more about that? The OK sign means ok. Dems seriously need to realize human is human. Each and every one is unique and beautiful in their very own way! Until they get ugly.
What a moron. Him and all the other people who think that the “ok” sign is a symbol of white power. Just because someone says something be it a hand gesture, an article of clothing or a word means something DOES NOT mean that it is. If that was the case then neck ties would mean that individuals were declaring they were smarter than others or a unshaved look meant that they were sexual predators. It’s just a bunch of whiney ass people who get their feelers hurt because they can’t stand up on their own and call bullshit on stuff that is just that.
Guy’s a REAL FOOL!!!! I wonder how twisted he’d get with ALL the racist ANTI_WHITE signs available and displayed throughout this society today!!!!!?????
Don, others like you, but before you; have played the race cards so often the finish is dull and the edges frayed to the point of rendering them no longer noticeable. Try honesty for a change and see what the other side enjoys.
God people please grow up, its a OK sign not a racist sign, this just shows the ignorance of the people in the media who really just want attention. So can we move on to some real news, instead of so much fake news!!
Seriously??? Who ever said the OK sign is a white power sign. Even if the white power groups tried to co-opt the OK sign, we do not have to go along with it. I will use the OK sign for just what it was for, OK. It is quite stupid for someone to suggest otherwise. I can’t help it if Lemon is too stupid to figure that out. And that is irrelevant of his color. There are many whites that are every bit as stupid. Just look at all the liberal whites.
Too bad we can’t use him to make lemonade.
‘ I want us to stop being so sensitive, as he starts crying about the ok sign. Racist bitch, he should consider a long walk off a short pier.
these people are idiots. Anything normal they find conspiracy in. OK sign has been forever a sign of Ok, suppose today dweebish, especially with a wink. But c’mon mista’ leamon, grow up and geta life.
The OK sign has been used by people of any skin color for decades. Why is it suddenly a symbol of “White Power?” Liberals seem to love making everything racist. What is their problem?
My God does anyone at all read history books that were written before the end of the 20th century? Have they read anything about the declarations of the South regarding the Civil War? Is is possible that NO ONE remembers that the Northern States under the control of Lincoln and a NORTHERN controlled joint congress wanted COTTON for their cloth mills? Do they know that England and France wanted the cotton as well? Do they understand that England and France were offering cotton growers here 40 dollars a bail of cotton and the Northern Industrialists were ONLY WILLING TO PAY 20? (what would you do if the government wanted to take 50% of your PROFIT and hand it to industrialists for their profit?).
Do they know that the NORTH using congress ILLEGALLY PASSED a DUTY TAX against cotton growers? That the tax was EQUAL TO THE DIFFERENCE of the NORTHERN INDUSTRIALIST bid for cotton and the international price? That the cotton growers were being robbed of PROFIT by the northern industrialists with no equivalent duty on milled cloth?
This is what brought about the War between the States. Congress and the President caused it for PROFIT for the northern industrialists. The Founding Fathers LISTED taxation without equal representation as a cause for the Revolutionary War. The Civil war began as not a war, but a Declaration of Independence from a country that violated the tenants and ideas and very core of the founding principles of itself. The theft of goods and property by other states and the unequal taxation against them.
IF you do not believe this, great, then do some real research. You will find it is correct. I will not even get into the WAR CRIMES of the NORTH against the SOUTH. That is another entire story.
Bottom line is the I am so tired of hearing modern political rhetoric based on a LIE regarding the South and the cause for the civil war. To the South it was much more than about slavery and indentured servitude. Was there discourse regarding slavery at the time?-yes.
Was the nation changing its view about slavery. yes. Was the civil war about slavery. It was included as a cause, the theft of “property”. Slavery was NOT the impetus that actually caused it.
You want proof? ok here it is.
The Civil war began in April 1861. The war was HALF over before the emancipation proclamation was signed. That proclamation ended slavery and indentured servitude NOT in the United States of America but ONLY in the states South of the Mason Dixon Line (States who at that time are NOT part of the United States of America at all but were joined as the Confederate States of America). Think about it. A law was passed that applied another country ONLY.
Did some states include the at the time illegal acts of the Northern States regarding loss of slaves by northern actions in the Underground Railroad in cause of separation…of coarse they did. At the time THROUGHOUT the United States of America those actions were considered GRAND THEFT and a FELONY. Those caught were not being tried and convicted, instead released. What if steel was being stolen and shipped to another state and the people of that state released the thieves because they didn’t want to pay for it or thought steel should be free?
Which brings us to a bigger issue. Jury nullification. Sometimes that is how law and social change happens. Example, if we want something to no longer be illegal we as jurors just find the “criminal” not guilty. They can not be tried again and the judge has no way of overthrowing the jury. The law is VOID. Do this enough times and SOCIETY will change the law.( HINT FOR ANYONE ON A JURY- FIRST evaluate the law as it pertains to this instant case at hand. If you do not agree that the law is JUST in that case then find not guilty).
I am ONLY suggesting that people consider what was law and considered “normal” at the time. I am not saying that Slavery NOR Indentured Servitude was right, just or acceptable. View the facts through the lens of the time and place and things do not look the same as they do from this time and place.
TO allow continued social unrest and grievance because of 160 year old history is absurd.
Thank You Djea3 I’ve been trying to tell the same thing.
I’ve been white/ Native American for 62 years and using the okay sign as an OKAY sign for nearly all those years. Get over it already. Blacks have also used the same sign for the same reason.
If the universal “Okay” sign WASN’T a so-called White Power sign, you sure as Hell just made it one!
He’s lucky that is all that they flashed him, he should have gotten the finger.
I live in Columbia County NY. Five miles south was the home of Martin VanBuren. While President of the US he would come home to Old Kinderhook NY.-when asked how his visit home went he would re-ply with everything is OK (Old Kinderhook) and flash the OK sign.—Now these lib’s are saying this is racist?—What’s next?—Are we supposed to buckle under and respond with a Thumbs-Up? —Then what are they going to turn that into?—-(might have to eliminate emojis?)
I wish people would start doing a little research before crying racist. The ok sign has been used by scuba divers of all nations and race to signal fellow divers just what it means OK. I am a proud white/ native American, and I have seen people of all colors red, yellow ,black an white use this sign ,again for just what it means! OK nothing else !!!!
The question is why are we allowing venues like “The Urban Dictionary” to subvert our language by “redefining” our words and CHANGING their meanings from those which have been their definitions for decades or in most cases centuries into meanings that are twisted into derivatives to suit the agenda of the factious Liberals in order to further divide our country? And the same goes for allowing the Liberal Media to conscript the factious usage of those conscripted usage of those innocuous words to further divide the country and our society!?
These venues and media scourges must and need to be held accountable some how by the people who remain rational in this country.
Our language has not only been corrupted by lack of teaching in schools, but by the ignorance of the common usage by an uncaring populace and the lack of knowledge and usage of proper grammar, and the “invention” of non-words of convenience in in conversations, along with totally incorrect pronunciations of words, which have become generally accepted as the norm, since it seems that proper English is no longer taught or expected to be “respected” as the common communication form in the U.S..
It seems that the Liberals are attempting to break down our language to the level of Ebonics so that it will level the “communications field for the “minorities”, to make affirmative action more effective, maybe? Since that has become under fire so much of late.
Oh Lemon Lemon Lemon….you are more like a cherrie….