*After watching video of the Columbia, S.C. student being arrested inside a Spring Valley High School classroom, some people saw a child being slammed backwards in her chair by a police officer and were immediately outraged, while others felt it was necessary to know what the girl had said or done pre-takedown before passing judgment on the officer.
Surprise – CNN host Don Lemon is part of the latter group, and was called out by a guest on his own show Monday night before falling victim to Twitter.
Former federal prosecutor and regular CNN analyst Sunny Hostin passionately informed Lemon that it’s not necessary to wait for “further information” before casting judgment on the officer, because the force he used to arrest the student was unnecessary.
Lemon said Hostin wasn’t in the room, so she should wait until she gets the whole story before drawing conclusions about the incident.
Watch her heated response below:
It didn’t take long for Twitter to weigh in on the exchange:
— felicia jean (@felicianista) October 27, 2015
— The Root (@TheRoot) October 27, 2015
— Charles Wade (@akacharleswade) October 27, 2015
Don Lemon destroyed by CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin for pretending to be a journalist again: “Are you kidding me?” https://t.co/8D9DDJYv4u
— drmaggiesa (@drmaggiesa) October 27, 2015
— Matthew Washington (@MONEYALWAYZ) October 27, 2015
— Kejan Haynes (@KejanHaynes) October 27, 2015
— D1 THE MC (@D1THEMC) October 27, 2015
— Rachet Adjacent (@SoulRighter) October 27, 2015
WAIT. Sunny Hostin told Don Lemon about himself on live tv??!? THANK YOU, LORD!
— Krissy Brierre-Davis (@krissybri) October 27, 2015
— J. Erickson (@JErickson85) October 27, 2015
don lemon is a college educated, professional, well paid black man … proving that none of those things nec means someone is progressive.
— #PettyPendergrass (@ashoncrawley) October 27, 2015