Royal Family News: Don Lemon Slammed by Conservatives for Royal Reparations Talk
Royal Family news reveals that Don Lemmon, who was recently blasted by Donald Trump as the “dumbest man on TV,” is now being attacked by conservative social media users for daring to broach the subject of royal reparations. Read on and we’ll give you the low down.
Royal Family News: Perceived Gaffe Video Goes Viral
Royal Family news reveals that, on Tuesday, September 20, a clip of an interview the MSNBC host conducted has gone viral on Twitter. Several right-wing twitterers praised Lemon’s guest, Royal commentator Hilary Fordwich for her response to the subject of reparations, according to Newsweek.
Lemon first broached the subject by way of citing England’s cost-of-living crisis and eventually turned to those who’ve been calling for reparations for the country’s history of colonialism, per The Independent.
Who Was Rounding up Their Own People?
“Some people want to be paid back, and members of the public are wondering: ‘Why are we suffering when you have all of this vast wealth?’” Lemmon said, emphasizing that the questions were “legitimate concerns.”
Fordwich, for her part, agreed that Lemon was “right about reparations,” with the proviso that the start of the “supply chain” would need to be addressed.
“That was in Africa, and when it crossed the entire world when slavery was taking place, which was the first nation in the world that abolished slavery?” Fordwich said, adding that Britain had already been the first nation of the world to abolish the vile practice of slavery.
She explained further about the “need to go right back to the beginning of that supply chain and say, ‘Who was rounding up their own people and having them handcuffed in cages?’” This shifted the blame for slavery from those who carried it out to those, Africans who, she inferred, made the whole thing possible.
Conservatives on Twitter were seemingly giddy over what they reportedly viewed as a blunder by Lemon. Right-wing news outlet The Daily Wire also covered the perceived gaffe. Journalist Tom Elliot wrote in a tweet that has now gone viral, “CNN’s@DonLemon tells royal commentator Hilary Fordwich the royal family should pay reparations — immediately regrets it.”
The clip was soon retweeted by Chris Loesch, husband of former National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch, writing, “When you see someone get stunned by the actual history.”
Across the pond in Britain, far-right Youtuber Paul Joseph Watson shared a tweet with the caption, “This is delectable.” However, it was not all bad for Lemon with writer Jessica Aiwuyor pleading with fellow Twitterers to, “STOP falling for the ‘Africans sold us’ narrative.”
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