Celebrity fashion designer Vera Wang has spoken out in support of boyfriend Don Lemon after he was unceremoniously fired from his job at CNN after 17 years following a series of on-air and behind-the-scenes arguments.
But despite accusations of sexism and misogyny leveled at the controversial broadcaster Wang, 73, has insisted he is a “good journalist” who is going through a particularly “difficult” time.
“I’m so sad, he’s a very good friend of mine,” Wang said at the Heroes’ Life Anniversary Gala at Gotham Hall in New York on Monday night.
She continued, “I feel so bad because he’s a very good journalist and I think this is a tough time right now for Don.”
Bridal designer Vera Wang has come out to the defense of her friend Don Lemon in the wake of his firing from CNN after 17 years with the network.
CNN fired Don Lemon, 57, on Monday after 17 years with the network
Interestingly, one of the biggest scandals to blight Lemon’s on-air career in recent times saw him criticized for sexism after he claimed that Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley, 51, was “over her term.”
But while Wang is 22 years older than Hayley, she didn’t hesitate to put herself in his corner, saying of his comments about the politician: “You know what, I didn’t hear that.” I’ve just known him for a long time.
Lemon’s shocking comment about Haley came during an episode of CNN’s This Morning, the show he hosted alongside anchors Caitlan Collins and Bobby Harlow.
At the time, the trio were discussing Haley’s own suggestion that politicians 75 or older should face mental aptitude tests — with Lemon being vocal against the Republican over her stance, insisting that women her age should tread carefully when it comes to these types. Controversial. opinions.
“A woman in her prime in her 20s, 30s, maybe 40s,” he tells his stunned hosts, before redoubling his strength and telling them to “Google it.”
“It’s not according to me — if you look it up, if you Google it, ‘What is a woman in her prime?'” “He’ll say it’s their twenties, thirties, forties,” he continued.
I’m not saying I agree with that. So, I think she (Nikki Haley) should be careful about saying that, you know, politicians are in their prime.
Are you talking about the prime for childbearing, for example? Or are you talking about the prime minister for being president? Harlow asked.
Lemon waves goodbye at the end of CNN This Morning on Monday — a moment that would mark his last appearance as an anchor for CNN after 17 years with the network.
“I feel so bad because he’s a very good journalist and I think this is a difficult time now for Don.”
Although Lemon says women are past their prime in their 50s, Wang shows no signs of outgrowing winterism at 73.
“Don’t shoot the messenger,” Lemon snorted, “I’m just saying what the facts are.”
Search on Google. Everyone at home, when is a woman in her prime? She says that lemons in their 20s, 30s, and 40s continued their tirade, adding:
I’m just saying Nikki Haley should be careful about saying that politics aren’t at their height, that they need to be at their prime when they’re serving. It wouldn’t be in its prime according to Google or whatever.
Although the debacle seemed to have somewhat ebbed in the aftermath, Academy Award winner Michelle Yeoh apparently made a reference to his on-air speech in her Best Actress speech.
In an act of either self-preservation or complete unconsciousness, Don Lemon seemed to brush off Michelle Yeoh’s not-so-subtle search in her Oscars acceptance speech.
“This is proof that dreams, big dreams, and dreams come true,” said Yeoh. “Ladies, don’t let anyone tell you that you’re one day past New Year’s Day.” never give up!’ Michelle tweeted her speech.
And the next day on the show, Don ignores Michelle’s veiled comments. “A huge night for Asians and Asian Americans” crowd.
Don Lemon was fired by CNN on Monday. His combative interview on April 19 with Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy was said to be a factor in his impeachment.
Don Lemon tweeted his outrage that he was fired from CNN on Monday afternoon
Michelle Yeoh used her Best Actress speech to apparently condemn Don Lemon for his remarks about ‘Prime’ a woman
Vera has been outfitting celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Mariah Carey in her wedding dresses for decades.
From New York, the designer is the darling of the fashion world. And after she participated in a photo shoot for Vogue in 2021, she made global headlines with her youthful, supernatural look.
But Vera told DailyMail.com her look is down to a “good makeup artist,” adding, “I have really good hair and makeup people.”
Vera told DailyMail.com her look is down to a “good makeup artist,” adding, “I have really good hair and makeup.”