The Internet Is Decidedly Unhappy with Don Lemon’s Rape Question


CNN anchor Don Lemon stepped in it again Tuesday night when he asked a Bill Cosby rape accuser why she didn’t forcefully use her teeth while unwillingly performing oral sex on the comedian.

“You — you know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn’t want to do it?” Lemon said to Joan Tarshis. “Meaning the using of the teeth, right?” he continued.

As you might expect, the video has been posted by countless news sites (including our own), and has generated a significant amount of buzz from media personalities and Twitter users alike. The reaction has been, shall we say, almost entirely negative.

Our sister site The Mary Sue tore into the anchor for his words. And below is just a taste of the Twitter anger. First the scorn from other media people:

Some cable news personalities:

Cable writers and producers:

The general manager of a Quad Cities news station:

And lots and lots of regular Twitter folk. Read here if you want to get a sense of the overall reaction.

Watch the segment below, via CNN:

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