Michelle Yeoh Roasts Don Lemon Over Comments About Nikki Haley’s Age
CNN host Don Lemon has come under fire after comments he made about former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley.
On the Fox News show “Outnumbered,” Oscar-winning actress Michelle Yeoh appeared to hit back at Lemon, who had suggested that Haley was “past her prime” due to her age.
Yeoh, who became the first Asian woman ever to win a Best Actress Oscar, spoke about the importance of chasing dreams and not letting anyone tell you that you are “past your prime.” She did not mention Lemon by name, but her comments were widely seen as a rebuke to the CNN host.
The “Outnumbered” panelists were quick to defend Yeoh and criticize Lemon’s comments.
One panelist suggested that Lemon was “on his way out” and that he had been defined by his remarks about Haley’s age.
Others praised Yeoh’s performance in the film that won her the Oscar, and celebrated her as an example of a woman who is excelling in her career despite being over 60 years old.
The controversy has sparked a debate about ageism and sexism in the media, with many people calling out Lemon’s comments as inappropriate and disrespectful.
Haley herself has not yet responded to the controversy, but it is clear that the debate about women’s age and relevance in public life is far from over.