Did A Twitter User Convince CNN Host Don Lemon To Bring Up ‘The Supernatural’?

Don Lemon’s suggestion Sunday night that “supernatural” events may have been involved in the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines left a lot of people with the same reaction: Where did that come from?

A glance at the CNN anchor’s Twitter feed might offer a clue. On Sunday, Lemon received a pointed message from a user under the handle @curryslap, who said he wanted “one of you dam media people” to “discuss the remote possibility of something super natural.”

Lemon soon let @curryslap know that he was in luck.

“Going there,” Lemon replied.

Go there, he did. That day, Lemon wondered on-air if the plane’s disappearance was the result of something “supernatural.” And he made it clear that @curryslap wasn’t the only one pushing him in that direction.

“I have been getting questions from viewers on social media, through email, and even on the streets. Especially today, on a day that we deal with the supernatural, we go to church, the supernatural power of God,” Lemon said.

“People are saying to me, why aren’t you talking about the possibility — and I’m just putting it out there — that something odd happened to this plane, something beyond our understanding?” he added.

But @curryslap didn’t want Lemon to talk about the divine. The clearly conspiratorial Twitter user lamented Monday that “media anchors have been told not to say” anything about aliens or wormholes.

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