Don Lemon Defends Samuel L. Jackson/Laurence Fishburne Mix-Up: ‘People Do Look Alike!’

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    Don Lemon is at it again. This time, the CNN new anchor is giving KTLA’s Sam Rubin, who confused his show guest Samuel L. Jackson with Laurence Fishburne, the benefit of the doubt.

    During an on-air conversation with colleague Erin Burnett, Lemon said some groups of people do look alike and he has trouble telling them apart as well.

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    “It’s not about race,” he said. “You go to Brooklyn, everybody’s got a beard and plaid shirt. They may be able to tell each other part, but they kinda all look alike to me.”

    “When someone is in our tribe, it’s particularly easier for us to tell them apart, because we’re used to their facial features,” Lemon continued. “But when someone’s in a different tribe, sometimes it’s harder. But let’s be honest: I’m probably going to get in trouble here. People do look alike.”

    “There are features that African Americans have that are similar! There are features that white people have that are similar! Features that Hispanic people have that are similar,” he added.

    The popular host went on to explain how he is often mistaken with former CNN anchor T.J. Holmes, also an African-American male. He said he normally laughs and says, “I’m the other black guy.”

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    During Jackson and Rubin’s awkward-yet-awesome interview, the actor said “We both may be famous and Black, but we don’t all look alike… You’re as crazy as the people on Twitter. I’m not Laurence Fishburne!”


    Watch the full interview with Lemon below and tell us if you agree with his statement.


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