CNN anchor Don Lemon suggested in an interview that the British royal family should pay reparations for colonialism, calling the issue “legitimate concerns”.
The video goes viral on Twitter. The comments came as the English people gathered to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen’s net worth was put by Fortune at $500 million, but the royal family’s at $28 billion.
Here’s what you need to know:
The video has been viewed more than 2 million times on Twitter. In it, Lemon said:
His guest, Hilary Fordwich, a Royal Family commentator, replied:
“That’s an interesting discussion,” Lemon replied.
Reactions to Lemon’s comment on the Twitter feed where the video was shared raged. Views were mixed. Some of these comments:
“Oops…he wasn’t expecting THAT answer…good for them…aside from who decides who gets how much money…”
“Yes, I am against reparations – I am against slavery and have never owned a slave, obviously, why do I have to pay?”
“You pay for a lot of stuff that has nothing to do with you. So what.”
“I would also like to talk about Native Americans.”
“So, according to their flimsy, simplistic, self-protective reasoning, no one is responsible for deaths caused by the heroin trade on the streets – not the government that turns a blind eye, the cartel, the smuggler, the dealer – just him Farmers in the hills who grow the poppies. She’s ridiculous.”
“The guy politely asked a question, got an answer, and politely acknowledged it. Is there some context I’m missing for so many people to be able to call it some sort of mega-own?
“Yeah, you missed the context. Lemon tried to lure her into an awkward and/or incriminating response, but she flipped the script with facts and threw it back at him… and since he had no counterargument, he abruptly ended the discussion. That’s what happened. Watch again.”
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