Hundreds Collectively Mock CNN’s Don Lemon For Wrong Vaccination Tweet

February 3, 2015 9:16 a.m.

The Internet pounced on CNN anchor and frequently mistaken newsman Don Lemon after he tweeted a shirtless photo of himself on Monday night to tease an upcoming segment on vaccinations.

Lemon showed the world his “#measles shot scar from childhood,” in a tweet promoting an interview on vaccinations to air that night. “Do we still need it?” he added.

Lemon then received hundreds of replies to his tweet pointing out that the scar was likely from a smallpox shot, not a measles vaccination.

According to the Center For Disease Control, smallpox vaccines leave a small scab that leaves a scar years afterward. There is no evidence that measles vaccines typically leave scars.

“Once in a while could you do some research before you say something?” one Twitter user wrote to Lemon. “This is embarrassing, Don,” wrote another. “Please correct it.

“That’s smallpox you fool,” responded another.

As of Tuesday morning, Lemon’s tweet was still online.

Lemon later admitted it was a smallpox scar.

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