CNN’s Sunny Hostin was pissed off at President Obama for using the word n*gger to prove a point about racism in America during an interview with Marc Maron. She sparred with Don Lemon, who is no stranger to using the word. Both Hostin and Lemon were wrong in their talking points about what the president said. Hostin claims it’s beneath Obama for using the word and he could have used another word. Um, really?
President Obama’s exact words: “Racism, we are not cured of it,’ Obama said. ‘And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say n*gger in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don’t, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.”
Here’s Don Lemon and Sunny Hostin spat:
Before I get to the Sunny Hostin smackdown on Twitter, Don Lemon started his show with a n-word sign. I have seen it all. Who cleared this fool to do this at CNN?
Sunny Hostin was blasted on Twitter:
— Pansi Warren May (@pansimay64) June 22, 2015
@SunnyHostin get off the air there is a difference between calling someone a NIGGA and saying the word in the context the president used it!
— Eva M. Mckinnie (@CoolBrownQueen) June 22, 2015
— Joe_Bab26 (@Joe_bab26) June 22, 2015
@SunnyHostin Most of the 6 year olds I know are candid, forthright & not afraid of discussing the obvious.
— NoWeaveZone (@no_weave) June 22, 2015
— Mz DeeVa, Author/LC (@MzDeeVa4you) June 22, 2015
@SunnyHostin context is everything
— Renee Sanders (@resan) June 22, 2015
Don Lemon & Sunny Hostin both sound wrong in the analysis of the President's use of the n-word. I need to hear Marc! https://t.co/369mXUvN9z
— Janice Kaye, PhD (@JaniceKayePhD) June 22, 2015