CNN host Don Lemon called on Americans to shun “stupid” unvaccinated people on Wednesday, saying they should be left behind because they were “harmful to the greater good.”
During a discussion with fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo at the start of his show, Lemon blasted those choosing not to take the vaccine because they weren’t sure about its contents by oddly comparing it to Botox injections and people being unaware of what was in them, but taking them regardless.
“I think we have to stop coddling people when it comes to … the vaccines, saying ‘Oh you can’t shame them. You can’t call them stupid.’ Yes, they are. The people who aided and abetted Trump are stupid because they believed his big lie,” Lemon said, making an unclear comparison between former President Donald Trump and ongoing vaccine hesitancy within some communities. “The people who are not getting vaccines who are believing the lies on the internet instead of science, it’s time to start shaming them or leave them behind.”