Michelle Yeoh Takes Swipe at Don Lemon During Oscars Acceptance Speech
Michelle Yeoh made history last night during the Oscars, but her big win isn’t the only thing that has folks talking … it’s also her direct message to Don Lemon.
The 60-year-old became the first Asian-identifying woman to take home the award for “Best Actress” for her role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” … and during her acceptance speech Sunday night, she seemingly took aim at the CNN anchor.
Michelle said “Dreams do come true. And ladies, don’t let anybody tell you you are ever past your prime!!!” Her speech drew cheers in the Dolby Theater, and folks immediately ate it up on social media.
One user wrote, “‘MICHELLE YEOH CALLING OUT DON LEMON IS GIVING ME LIFE”
Of course, Michelle’s words sounded like a response to Don’s comment last month — he said 51-year-old republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime … after she suggested all elected officials over 75 undergo competency testing.
At the time, Don doubled down on his stance adding … ” a woman is considered to be in her prime in her 20s and 30s and maybe 40s” and telling his co-hosts Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins to look it up.
He later apologized and, after a few days off, CNN execs told Lemon he’s on thin ice for his comments.
BTW, Michelle also became the second woman of color to win the category, after Halle Berry won in 2002.
You could say Michelle came out on top in everything, everywhere all at once … and made a strong point in the process.