CNN's Don Lemon Called "Uncle Tom" On-Air While Covering Charleston Shooting
A woman who interrupted coverage urged Lemon to "speak about the anger" of the public.
A bystander interrupted Don Lemon's live report from Charleston, S.C., Thursday to accuse him of being an "Uncle Tom." She urged him to report on the anger residents felt in the city where a gunman shot and killed nine people.
"Are you angry, Don? Uncle Tom? Hello?" asked a woman who walked into the frame behind Lemon. "Are you angry, Don? Because we're angry. Speak about the anger."
On Wednesday, a gunman police identified as 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof entered Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church at around 9 p.m.
The gunman opened fire at the historic African-American church, killing eight on the scene. An additional victim died on the way to the hospital. Police captured Roof on Thursday morning. Law-enforcement officials said the killings were racially motivated.