Michelle Yeoh appears to take aim at CNN’s Don Lemon during Oscars speech
Academy Award winner Michelle Yeoh appeared to take a swipe at CNN’s Don Lemon in her historic Best Actress acceptance speech at the Oscars Sunday night — but the host shamelessly ignored the dig on air Monday morning.
The 60-year-old Malaysian-born Yeoh became the first Asian actress and only the second woman of color to win in the category for her groundbreaking role in “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”
In her emotional speech on Hollywood’s biggest stage at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles Sunday night, Yeoh, proudly lifting her golden statuette, said: “This is proof that dreams, dream big, and dreams do come true. And ladies, don’t let anybody tell you you’re ever past your prime.”
The line, which drew raucous cheers and applause from the audience, seemed to be directed at Lemon’s controversial recent remarks about Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley’s age, which sparked a firestorm last month — and temporarily sidelined the veteran CNN host despite his two groveling apologies.
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