Well, this was awkward.
CNN’s Don Lemon took to the streets of Charleston, S.C. in the wake of the devastating terrorist attack on the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church when he was called an “Uncle Tom” by an impassioned Black woman in the area.
“Are you angry Tom?” she questioned. Don held his composure while his colleague grew visually agitated. “I understand why people are upset,” Don said in response to the heckling.
“Speak about the anger. Talk about the anger,” she continued before walking off camera.
The murderer behind the racially-motivated crime, Dylann Roof, admitted to shooting the nine Black worshippers, with whom he sat for an hour during their Wednesday night Bible study, in an attempt to start a race war. Roof was charged with nine counts of murder.