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(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.

— Hai Tien (@iKilan) September 4, 2013
— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) September 4, 2013
— Brokey McPoverty (@brokeymcpoverty) September 4, 2013
— Gustavia Fring (@DearLeader10) September 4, 2013
— Bee-Can (@djbeecan) September 4, 2013
— Nakia (@KiaJD) September 4, 2013
— H Rap Brown Water (@ShutUpHaS) September 4, 2013
— J.L. Reed (@reedjl) September 4, 2013

Lemon noticed the trending topic, and when he asked if "a brother" can "just get a haircut," Twitter was quick to sting back.

— Arsenio Nawl (@brosninja) September 4, 2013
— The Real Segun Idowu (@RevrendDoctor) September 4, 2013
— terio van peebles (@TheFakeJE) September 4, 2013

Here's hoping that, going forward, Lemon remembers that Twitter never forgets.

Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky.