Following sexist remarks, Don Lemon will return to CNN for training

Following sexist remarks, Don Lemon will return to CNN for training ...

Following sexist remarks he made last week about women "being in their prime" according to their age, news anchor Don Lemon will return to CNN tomorrow (February 22). He has been ordered to undergo training upon returning to the air.

CNN's chief executive Chris Licht emailed employees, according to CNN Business reports. "He has agreed to participate in formal training, as well as continuing to listen and learn."

"Don will return to CNN This Morning on Wednesday," Licht said.

When asked about South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's candidacy, the 56-year-old made unfavorable remarks during his "CNN This Morning."

Lemon responded to Haley's remarks, claiming that he, too, is "nearing her prime." He said that women "are considered to be in their prime in 20s and 30s and maybe 40s."

Lemon apologized to his fellow network members during the network's daily editorial meeting on Friday (Feb. 17).

Lemon reportedly said, "When I make a mistake, I own it." "And I own this one as well."

Lemon's remarks were deemed "unacceptable" and "unfair to his co-hosts," according to social media and CNN employees. He also was forced to apologize during a virtual morning editorial meeting.

Lemon admitted that he was dissatisfied with what he said, but added that, "I believe that women of any age can do whatever they desire." He mentioned that his closest colleagues are women.

"The people I am closest to in this organization are women," he said. "The people I seek counsel from most in this organization are women."

Don Lemon's controversies can be seen here.

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