Don Lemon Blasts Hollywood For Staying ‘Strangely Quiet’ During Protests: Why Aren’t They Helping These Young People?

Don Lemon

Don Lemon Blasts Hollywood For Staying ‘Strangely Quiet’ During Protests: Why Aren’t They Helping These Young People?

Don Lemon is calling out celebrities by name for their silence during the protests over George Floyd’s death.

He took to his evening show on CNN to express his frustration with Hollywood’s silence.

He said,

“What about Hollywood? Strangely quiet…I see them on Twitter – ‘Oh I’m loving what Don is doing, I’m loving what this person is doing.’ They gotta do more than that; especially black celebrities and black leaders, and white celebrities and rich Hollywood and rich folks and wealthy people.”

He questioned,

“Why aren’t they helping these young people? These young people are out there standing on a platform at the edge of an abyss by themselves. And what they’re doing – yes, I’m calling you out. You can be mad at me all you want. You’re sitting there watching TV and your b*tching about it, and you’re saying ‘Oh my gosh I can’t believe I’m watching this. What is going on?’ Stop texting me and asking me, ‘Oh my gosh Don what is happening to our country?’ Stop tweeting me and telling me ‘I’m loving what you’re doing.'”

Don Lemon challenged them,

“Get on television, or do something and help these young people instead of sitting in your mansions and doing nothing. Have some moral courage and stop worrying about your reputation and your brand.”

He went on to call them by name and said,

“Young people need to see people who have made it. So they can understand they can make it too, so they can know publicly that you have their backs…If they say you out there, then they know, there’s that person like me. There’s that Oprah like me, there’s that Jay-Z like me, there’s that Colin Kaepernick who is like me, who is on television because of the knee, and now it is all coming full circle… I’m so upset now… There is even a Kim Kardashian who is like me, there’s a Tracee Ellis Ross who is like me. All of these people who I admire and I love. There’s that Tyler Perry who’s like me… I can’t even think of names right now because I’m so infuriated… All of these folks.”

Over the weekend, Tyler Perry spoke on protests in Atlanta and urged participants to stop looting and damaging business.

Do you agree with Don Lemon that Hollywood should step up and help protestors? Let us know in the comments!

Authored by: Char Patterson