Is it me or are journalists like CNN’s Don Lemon getting real comfortable with using their public platforms to express their private sentiments ? It may not be so serious but I was surprised to hear that Lemon used his Twitter account to go in on a Hollywood celeb that he felt snubby by. It all went down with Jonah Hill (the fat guy who was in 40 Year Old Virgin and who is now a slimmed down semi-mega-star a la Money Ball) after Lemon ran into him in a hotel. Peep the exchange below.
To top it all off, Lemon said that Hill “was a tool” in another tweet. I do get where Lemon is coming in terms of practicing kindness as a general principle but at first glance, I gotta say that Lemon took it too far. Maybe he’s not used to being snubbed by celebs but how much is this tied to Lemon’s ego? Not to let Hill off the hook but Lemon probably shouldn’t be using his CNN associated Twitter handle to go off on a B-List celebrity for not properly recognizing.
What do you think? Do you think it was good for Lemon to blast Hill for acting too Hollywood?