During a recent appearance on Tom Joyner Morning Show , CNN anchor Don Lemon talked about “Saturday Night Live’s” hiring of Sasheer Zamata – the first African-American woman cast member in seven years.
“Look for a Beyoncé spoof for sure, something Zamata says she’s good at, and you’ll probably see a wicked Michelle Obama impersonation,” Lemon predicted for her premiere.
“You can also look for a whole lot of scrutiny and criticism from some who are looking for an excuse to say she got her job to fill a quota because she’s black,” he continued. “That always happens from people who don’t understand the need for diversity and who don’t understand why it’s important to expand and enhance traditional recruiting methods to find diverse talent.”
“That said,” Lemon concluded, “it probably won’t be easy for Zamata—who, in the glaring spotlight that’s about to be trained on her, is going to have to be a whole lot funnier than she is black.”
I don’t even know what “a lot funnier than she is black” means. Does Lemon even know what he means?
Listen to the audio here, via the Tom Joyner Show.