‘Come on!’ Don Lemon tries to play black, gay victim card and Bill Maher was having NONE of it

Fired CNN host Don Lemon tried to wallow in his self-perceived victimhood during an appearance Friday on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” but the show’s namesake was having none of it.

Lemon was part of a panel that included Maher and New York University professor Scott Galloway and brought up his race and sexual orientation during a discussion on the antisemitic protests taking place on college campuses across the country.

“I’m not minimizing what’s going on, but it teaches some of these students to deal with discomfort,” Lemon said, suggesting that the protests could be a learning experience for the students.

“You mean living in a tent?” Maher quipped.

“Listen, I’m different than you guys. I’m a black gay man, so I live in uncomfortable spaces all the time. And I think that’s a good lesson for college students,” Lemon said.

Not letting the moment pass, Maher inquired about why Lemon would be uncomfortable, “Why? What’s going on?”

Lemon responded to say college “is not a comfortable place.” but Maher interjected, “No, but you said you live in those spaces. Just tell me what.”

“I’m often the only person of color in the room,” his guest replied.

“There’s only three of us here. Come on!” Maher shot back to the pleasure of the audience.

Social media users were not kind to Lemon, who recently married his longtime white boyfriend… here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story, as seen on X:

Tom Tillison


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