(The Root) — We’re not quite sure what Don Lemon was expecting when he tweeted a picture of his new haircut, but it’s safe to assume that eight-plus hours of jokes wasn’t what he had in mind.
— Don Lemon (@DonLemonCNN) September 4, 2013
Lemon tweeted the above picture of himself with the makings of a high-top fade, one of the blackest, most urban hairstyles available in the pictures on the barbershop wall. It was interesting that such a vocal proponent of black “respectability” would rock a cut that would likely get him racially profiled in 1994.
Twitter folks immediately launched into a fun game called #DonLemonLooksLike, in which they equated Lemon’s retro style with ’90s black cultural icons and moments.
#Donlemonlookslike he will snatch the album back like “no, my brotha, you gotta get your own”
— Hai Tien (@iKilan) September 4, 2013
#donlemonlookslike he cares, if don’t nobody else care
— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) September 4, 2013
#donlemonlookslike a black Bart Simpson tshirt
— Brokey McPoverty (@brokeymcpoverty) September 4, 2013
#DonLemonLooksLike Motown Philly back again
— Gustavia Fring (@DearLeader10) September 4, 2013
#donlemonlookslike he just finished singing “Fair Eastside”