Arguing over Lemon’s alleged beef with Grace and Phillips, his situation with Soledad O’Brien is reported to be particularly personal.
In fact, during a call of about 30 employees, Don Lemon is accused of suggesting that O’Brien—who is Afro-Cuban—”isn’t Black.” It was reportedly upset that O’Brien was chosen as host of CNN. black in america Documentary film.
“Don always wanted to be front and center on anything high profile, especially anything involving race.”
Notably, in response to this allegation, O’Brien says, “Don has had a long-standing habit of saying stupid and wrong things, so it looks good on brand for him.”
Similarly, Goldie Taylor, a former CNN consultant, says she “is never surprised when Don gets into trouble.”
“It neither makes me happy nor sad to see him downplaying my success. There was a time when it seemed that black people were often the subject of his wrath. Now, it seems to me that when he says something offensive, there’s almost always a woman on the other side.”