CNN anchor Don Lemon has been let go by the network after 17 years of service. The news was confirmed by CNN. Lemon has been a prominent figure on the network since joining in 2006 and has been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. He has also been a frequent critic of former President Donald Trump.
Lemon’s departure from CNN comes as a surprise to many, as he has been one of the network’s most recognizable faces for over a decade. The reasons behind his departure are unclear, but some speculate that it may be related to his outspoken views on politics and social issues.
Throughout his career at CNN, Lemon has been known for his candid commentary and willingness to speak out on controversial topics. He has been an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and has used his platform to raise awareness about issues affecting the community. His departure from the network is sure to be felt by many who have come to rely on his voice as a source of information and inspiration.
Lemon recently came under fire for comments he made on the air about Nikki Haley after she announced her candidacy for president.
“Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime, sorry,” Lemon said in February. “When a woman is considered to be in her prime — in her 20s, 30s, and maybe her 40s.”
Earlier this month, Variety published an exposé about Lemon that outlined a complicated history with coworkers.
Despite his departure from CNN, Lemon is expected to continue working in media in some capacity. He has not yet announced any specific plans for the future, but many are eager to see what he will do next.