larry wilmore

Comedian Larry Wilmore is being blackballed by CNN, according to a report on Mediaite.com.

Wilmore made headlines after he called the president of the United States a "nigga" during Barack Obama's final White House Correspondents Dinner earlier this month.

The Nightly News host embarrassingly referred to the outgoing president as "my nigga" during his standup routine.

But that's not the reason why CNN higher-ups canceled his scheduled appearance on CNN anchor Don Lemon's show.

AJC's Rodney Ho -- Mediaite, in an exclusive, said CNN cancelled a Larry Wilmore appearance on Don Lemon‘s nightly show in retaliation for his jokes about the network during the recent White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

On the dais, he mocked CNN anchors Wolf Blitzer for his very existence and Don Lemon as an “alleged” journalist. Although Lemon gave him a middle finger from the audience, he took the joke in good spirits and invited Wilmore to be on his 10 p.m. show the following Wednesday, May 4.

But according to a Mediaite source, a CNN higher up cancelled the interview using some “breaking news” excuse and it was never rescheduled.

  • melissaisasnob

    CNN is flat anyway.

  • Finding Forever…

    My only thought...for every action there's a reaction. Some learn early, some learn late but TRUST you will LEARN.

  • Shana

    He was cancelled because he ain't funny

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I watch TYT.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    He was that night.

  • MissHarlem

    I watch the nightly news when I can. Tis all I got. Larry is ok with me. Don on the other hand....?

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Don Lemon as an “alleged” journalist
    ^^^^^
    This is true. His fairy ass pure got a DART award for being the worst journalist of the year for 2014.

  • stav

    Why would any network TV care about a black man , calling a black man the N word. I trust no media outlet, so whatever!

  • just being me

    Hes blackballed because they canceled one event ??He still has his own show so I dont think hes upset at all and I think that waht he said to President Obama was done out of love and respect and thats the real reason why they are upset because they wanted to say it the total opposite of what he said !!

  • Jusstlookn

    ahhhnnn this note even news worthy, that nor China Town

    Tell Fancy Nancy I said What's up, see she napping on job again (gif)

  • Alechia

    Who still watches CNN anyway?! I stopped after Obama was re-elected. They got rid of all the people I enjoyed watching...Anderson Cooper is the only one left, so I only watch his specials. I'm sure Larry Wilmore could care less.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Well deserved

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Larry had a pretty long history in the industry and he's talented. Unfortunately, he should have remained behind the scenes and continued to let 'the talent' deliver his lines, smh.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Cable news is shytty...All of em. I watch PBS and that's it.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    He is executive producer of Black-ish. I think behind the scenes is where he does best.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    LAWD!
    You know I was literally a whole HOUR behind, still down there in the Lil DMX 13 post! :facepalm:

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    the newspaper is more informative than most national news stations. i watch the sad local news and get the rest off the internet where i can compare different versions of a story.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    you might as well go back; no traction on this post

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    he's written for some really popular 'mainstreams' for years. I heard an interview with him on npr and was surprised at all the shows he'd worked on. I always thought that was thee best way to do it - behind the scenes! bank you fat checks and still be able to enjoy anonymity!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    um, congrats on that DART Donnie!
    *throws skittles..... I mean, confetti*

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I can't win... Lol!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I do the same. Add in NPR

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Mr. President has such a joyous and appealing smile. I will miss seeing him (cause who knows what kinda sardine-faced, beady-eyed, poached salmon we gonna have in office next).

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    yes, like some song writers that try to turn in to full blown artists... NNNOOOOOO go back to writing for others!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    He's done a lot.He's responsible for my favorite comedian, Bernie Mac's show. I think Larry and Bernie had a falling out by the time the show premiered though ?.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I don't know much about him. But I just went to IMDb after reading your post and I am very impressed. His producer credits are nice.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    That's my show. Whenever it's a new episode I get an email from Amazon.
    First time I've bought a season in advance.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I hear they're staying in DC...Maybe you can drive by the new house and take a peak lol

  • harley_quinn2.0

    You should watch it tonight. They're doing a Good Times themed episode.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    My family hasn't really watched Everybody Hates Chris or
    Bernie Mac, since Black-ish came out.

  • B.Loveitt

    They still talking about this?

  • MzFutureLCSW

    The Prez face in that picture...................................................
    LOL!!!

  • mainey

    That needs to be a standing yearly award.

  • Jusstlookn

    LMBO

  • Jusstlookn

    I upvoted for the confetti poot

  • F. NeceSs

    I read this blog daily without responding. I enjoy the comments as much as I do the story. I too a blogger and blog about self love. What if Don Lemon scheduled the interview knowing it wouldn't happen as scheduled? I'm a writer and know as someone who's majored in journalism that not only should you seem objective (hard not to be in some cases) but appearance should also be as such.

    Good story here http://www.sandrarose.com...

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :facepalm: AND I'm down there asking for new post in X post.

    Umm what day is today?! :no:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    He is still funny and paid

  • Jusstlookn

    Laundry day

  • Jusstlookn

    Everytime Sandra post about The President...I be like its time for a drink

  • Jusstlookn

    Really? I saw them a couple of weekends ago. Its seems like they would fall back.

  • Jusstlookn

    Yeap

    I am tiyad sis....

  • charallday

    Lol

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    EYE YAM TEW

    Hold meh! :hug:

  • Shay Oway

    From my understanding, Obama knew Wilmore would say it and was okay with it. Why are people picking loosing battles to fight?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :welcome:

    Keep coming back and fonting with The Roses.

    Maybe we can convince SR to let our lil sorry Intern go, and you can assist with posts. ?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I wish! Lol

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Nancy Grace is no joke ???

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Yep and I always ride past their house ?

    Imma pick you up. Be ready! ?

  • F. NeceSs

    Oh no.... I love reading the comments though.

  • F. NeceSs

    Thank you Doesn'tTalkToStrangers for the welcome.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    It twas ah joke (& you messed it up) ?I'm just joshing you.
    Come upstairs. New post

  • F. NeceSs

    I'm sorry, I can be slow sometimes. Hahaha...

  • Molly Church

    Can't stand this Wilmore character, really knew nothing about him until this White House Dinner "Fiasco. Why n the name of all that's holy did he think calling the "President a "Nigga was cool, I just don't get it. What was he aiming for or trying 2 prove.

    He's obviously a smart man with no "Common Sense"?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    They'll be staying in DC for a few years so Sasha can finish high school.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    :facepalm: Girl!
    LMAO!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    :twirls:

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Hmmm.... my inrest is piqued...

  • Judi Lauren

    I went to a taping once. He is cool and down to earth. He let audience members ask him anything we wanted before the taping. Upfront and personal with the audience. Same as on the show. People have to like political humor to like him. I've also enjoyed work in his career, i.e. In Living Color, Bernie Mac Show, etc..

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Yeah he's the real deal... hopefully he can recover from this foe-pa and continue to branch out, lol

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ?I was soo SiriusXM too yo! ????

  • Jusstlookn

    That makes sense she goes to xyz school and secret is always there about 3 marked cars deep.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Lol!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Lol!

  • getyourhandouttamypocket

    They're black balling him over some damn jokes? ?