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CNN anchor Don Lemon got his left ear pierced as part of the network’s New Year’s Eve coverage on Saturday night.
Reporting live from a bar in New Orleans, Lemon teased earlier in the broadcast that he would get a tattoo or piercing by night’s end. He was true to his word, as, after downing a shot of liquor, a professional tattoo artist pierced his left ear lobe with a sterilized needle.
Watch the video below.
Yes. @donlemon just got his ear pierced live on the air https://t.co/yWGl6FUClk
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) January 1, 2017
Lemon, who appeared to be tipsy during the rest of his time on-air, was called out by Twitter users for his antics. One user noted that Lemon was “hammered,” while another jokingly tweeted, “Give Don Lemon all the Emmys.”
Don Lemon is hammered on CNN and talking about how he is in relationships, so far 2017 is going way better than expected
— Kate Spencer (@katespencer) January 1, 2017
I haven’t seen someone as drunk on the air as @donlemon since @johnkriesel was with the @PowerTripKFAN in Vegas.
— Justin Gaard (@jgkfan) January 1, 2017
I hope that my NYE can be as lit as Don Lemon’s some year
— Hedda Gabler (@THEKelsieLynn) January 1, 2017
Give Don Lemon all the Emmys
— S. (@SBrown_) January 1, 2017
CNN won’t cut back to Don Lemon after his drunk antics
— David Cop-A-Feel (@DJScope) January 1, 2017
Don Lemon is on fire or getting fired, one or the other. #CNN #nye2016
— Jon Sheeeezer (@JonSchieszer) January 1, 2017
Don Lemon is me when I’m drunk lol https://t.co/WnXB0YZYEN
— Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) January 1, 2017
Go home Don Lemon, you’re drunk. https://t.co/uYbN2xt3Jm
— John Galt (@whois_John_Galt) January 1, 2017
Tonight, Don Lemon will be playing the part of out-of-control drunk girl.
— Commander-in-Thief (@MEA_Sonic) January 1, 2017
Shoutout to Don Lemon and Mariah for making this a wonderful “give no fucks” night of viewing.
— Jean-gle Bells Grae (@JeanGreasy) January 1, 2017
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