CNN anchor Don Lemon is missing from the morning show a day after his 'sexist' remark about women. On Thursday's episode of "CNN This Morning," Lemon made an inartful comment about former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley being past her prime at age 50.
The comment sparked outrage on social media, with many calling out the double standard that exists between men and women in the workplace. Lemon issued an apology on Twitter later that day, saying he regretted his comments and that they were “inartful and irrelevant.”
Co-host Kaitlin Collins said on Friday's show that Lemon had taken the day off, but did not provide any further details as to why he was absent. It is unclear if this was a planned absence or if it was related to the controversy surrounding his remarks.