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Don Lemon Of CNN Tonight Held Up N-word On A Sign Trying To Spark A Debate — And It Kind Of Backfired! Watch The Video & See The Internet's Reaction HERE!

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Lemon's at it again.

That's right, last night on CNN Tonight, Don Lemon showed a confederate flag and then a sign with the n-word on it trying to start a debate about the use of the word (below).

We suppose he thought this was a "relevant" topic because President Barack Obama had recently used the n-word on Marc Maron's podcast when he was talking about race.

[ Related: Brian Williams Speaks To Matt Lauer About His Departure From NBC's Nightly News! ]

The problem is, Lemon's tactic clearly seemed like he was going for shock value, by framing the use of the word with the tag "Does This Offend You" — whereas Obama was very intelligently bringing up great relevant points while talking about the racial problem in our society in the United States.

Oh yeah, it also doesn't help — just in case you've forgotten — Lemon is the same journalist that has brought you such insensitive moments as asking if a black hole could have swallowed the missing Malaysian Airlines plane back in 2014, or when he was out in Ferguson reporting and said, "Obviously, there's a smell of marijuana in the air, as well," or perhaps the most asinine of them all — suggesting to one of Bill Cosby's victims that she could have "used the teeth" if she didn't want to perform the sexual act.

Though there were some people who supported it, most seemed upset with the segment and took to Twitter to vent their frustration, even turning Don into a meme.

Check out the video (below) of Lemon's segment last night to decide for yourself and see some of the reactions!

[Image via CNN Tonight.]

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