X-The Don Lemon Show Deal Termination Update: Host Calls Elon Musk His Most 'Sensitive' Subject

By Giuliano De Leon

Mar 18, 2024 05:40 AM EDT

SpaceX, X (formerly known as Twitter), and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during live interview with Ben Shapiro at the symposium on fighting antisemitism on January 22, 2024 in Krakow, Poland.
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The Don Lemon vs. Elon Musk feud continues. It all started when the billionaire's social media platform, X, terminated a deal with "The Don Lemon Show."

Now, the show's host called Elon Musk the most sensitive subject he ever interviewed. He shared his remarks during a People Magazine's Q&A segment.

Don Lemon Calls Elon Musk His Most Sensitive Subject

According to Business Insider's latest report, the former CNN anchor criticized the tech billionaire even more during the People Magazine Q&A.
"He's not used to having to answer to anyone, especially someone like me who doesn't share his worldview, who doesn't look like him," said Don Lemon.

For those who are not aware, Don Lemon is among the few Black and gay anchors in the media industry.

The ex-CNN anchor shared that during his interview with Elon Musk, he said that there were some uncomfortable exchanges between them. To prove his claims, the host even posted a snippet during his show.

The video showed him questioning the billionaire regarding his stance on inclusion, diversity, and equity. Aside from this, he also asked Elon Musk about his comments on non-white female pilots.

Don Lemon said that Elon Musk is, by far, the most sensitive or touchy subject he interviewed.

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Why X Terminates Deal With Don Lemon

As of writing, it is still unclear why Elon Musk and his platform terminated their deal with "The Don Lemon Show." However, reports stated that the host demanded too much from the CEO before the finalization of the deal.

People familiar with the deal said that the former CNN anchor asked for a Tesla Cybertruck, an equity stake in X, a $5 million upfront payment on top of an $8 million salary, and the right to approve any adjustments in X relative to news content, as reported by The New York Post.

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