Don Lemon’s spectacular fall from grace may end in him being booted from CNN altogether, according to an insider.
The insider said that Lemon was taking a “holiday” from his duties amid uproar over a sexist remark last week.
However, whether Lemon returns depends on “where his head is at,” according to the insider.
Last week, Lemon faced fire after he questioned Republican presidential contender Nikki Haley’s viability as a candidate based on her age.
Lemon said Haley, who is 51, “isn’t in her prime,” appearing to compare childbearing with a political career.
He later attempted to walk back his comments on Twitter, but he did not apologize to Haley directly.
CEO Chris Licht even admitted he was disappointed with Lemon, as all the signs of the progressive media host’s career coming to an end are more evident than ever.
According to one CNN source, the matter had led to “ongoing conversations about Don’s future.”
The Daily Beast headlined the report on Lemon’s demise titled, “Don Lemon Benched on Monday Over Sexist Remark Scandal, Insiders Say.”
Last year, Lemon was demoted from his primetime show, which no one watched.
Then his morning show, which no one watched either, bombed completely after averaging just 331,000 viewers.
Besides having bust-ups with co-hosts and accusations of sexism, Lemon’s career appears to be in free fall.
Here is a clip of Lemon interrupting his co-hosts liv on air:
“He is a constant distraction,” a CNN insider told The Daily Beast.
As The Daily Fetched reported earlier this month, CNN’s new show “CNN This Morning” has become the lowest-rated morning show in nearly a decade.