Don Lemon Defends Delivering The News In A Hoodie After Getting Mocked By Stephen Colbert

CNN Hosting Don Lemon During a live broadcast, he defended his decision not to wear a jacket underneath his suit jacket. “The Late Show” Hosting Stephen Colbert He was made fun of.

Colbert made the comments on his show Thursday night, questioning Lemon’s choice to dress so casually. 

“I believe a great man once said, ‘What the f*** is that?’” the comedian said while displaying an image of Lemon doing the broadcast Thursday. 

“I know they want to add some comedy to CNN, and this is hilarious, but how do you report the news in that outfit? How do you actually talk about tragedy wearing that, because what could be more tragic than that look he had this morning?” he continued, per The Daily Mail

Colbert next compared Lemon’An outfit is something that can be worn by. “a high school track teacher who went for a run but then got a little hungry and stopped at a restaurant.” 

“But it was too nice of a restaurant and they said, ‘Excuse me sir, you have to wear a jacket.’ So then he stole a jacket from Guys and Dolls,” Colbert snorted before saying “Don, you’ve got a lot to answer for.”

Lemon was surprised to see the discussion about Lemon. “Late Show” Clip with Kaitlan Collins, co-host “CNN This Morning” The next day.

He described the shirt as “a sweater that had a hood on it.”

The CNN host said of Colbert’s segment, “I didn’t expect that reaction. For me, it was sort of like a Rorschach test about wearing that outfit. I don’t know if I want to get into it because I was actually really surprised by it.”

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“Right now, people aren’t wearing suits as much,” He continued by showing photos of him in various colored suits. “Lots has changed since the pandemic, right? So I just found it interesting that there was such a reaction, because online I got a lot of negative reaction.”

Next Lemon compared his fashion choices to those of mainstream celebrities who were being questioned about their fashion sense. 

“I think if Barack Obama can get criticized for a tan suit, if Volodymyr Zelensky can fight a war in a hoodie, if Trayvon Martin can start a revolution in a hoodie, then Don Lemon can tell the news in a hooded sweater,” He went on. 

“I think John Fetterman wears a hoodie on Capitol Hill,” Collins replied.

“If John Fetterman can become a senator in a hoodie, then Don Lemon can tell the news in a hoodie,” Lemon was also in agreement.

Collins asked Lemon if he would continue to wear hoodies despite all the backlash. He replied, “Of course.”

“I just want to say that a lot has changed. I understand more how you feel when women talk about [how] they talk about women’s skirts and women’s outfits and their hair and their makeup or whatever. Women get scrutinized,” He said this about the incident. “Men never get scrutinized.”

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