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.