CNN’s Don Lemon Held Up A Sign Reading ‘N****r,’ And Twitter Hilariously Eviscerated Him

Yesterday, President Obama gave a very thoughtful interview to Marc Maron, where Obama named his favorite comedians and, oh yeah, used the N-word, causing Twitter to go crazy and a brush fire to erupt in the media.

Don Lemon’s response to the controversy was typical Don Lemon, and by that, I mean: Tone-deaf and completely oblivious. He went on the air, held up a sign with the N-word on it, and asked “Does this offend you?” Then he basically equated the visual appearance of the N-word to the Confederate flag.

Twitter reacted like you might imagine it would: Quickly, harshly, and hilariously.