Don Lemon Reveals Phone Call With Jussie Smollett Following Apparent Hate Crime

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Don Lemon not too long ago commented on Jussie Smollett's assault on Red Table Talk With Jada Pinkett Smith. The CNN anchor detailed his response to the obvious hate crime and revealed that he had spoken to the actor shortly after the incident. Clips of the upcoming episode airing on Monday can be found under. 

"My preliminary response was disappointment," Lemon informed the desk. "I wasn't shocked. I did not like that it occurred to him. I known as him as a result of we've mutual buddies."

Don Lemon Reveals Phone Call With Jussie Smollett Following Apparent Hate Crime
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"I talked to Jussie for a minute and he stated, 'I gotta go, the medical doctors right here' and it simply made me unhappy," he continued. "Everyone talks about, 'Well, this occurred and that occurred.' My concern is for him."

Lemon additionally spoke on his criticism of Kevin Hart. "Everyone was like, 'Don Lemon goes after Kevin Hart.' I wasn't going after Kevin Hart," Lemon defined. "I needed Kevin to know and to listen to from individuals who seem like me. It doesn't suggest Kevin has to go round carrying a rainbow flag marching in a parade. That's not his prerogative, he would not have to do this."

"He's apologized," he added. "We ought to settle for it. We cannot bully him into doing or being somebody he would not need to be or no matter and I feel we have to transfer on and let Kevin be Kevin proper?"