(AllHipHop News) The online reaction stemmed from Charlamagne posting about controversial conservative talking head Tomi Lahren.
“Would be dope if a young black or Hispanic liberal used social media to create a platform to be a voice like Tomi Lahren did,” wrote CTG.
He later added, “Would be dope if a young black or Hispanic ‘WOKE’ woman used social media to create a Platform to be a voice like Tomi Lahren did.”
Some people took issue with what they perceived to be as Charlamagne suggesting women of color needed to follow the race-baiting model that made Lahren famous.
In response to the criticism, Charlamagne gave himself “Donkey Of The Day” and clarified his statements on-air.
“I wasn’t saying anyone should be like Tomi Lahren. I’m simply saying we should build an online news platform,” stated The Breakfast Show host. “I feel we need a young, liberal, minority voice for the left.”
Charlamagne said he would take the “L” because he acknowledges there are African-American women with notable voices on platforms such as Twitter and Tumblr.
He also shouted out The Advise Show, MTV Decoded with Franchesca Ramsey, and the Last Name Basis podcast as digital media sources featuring people of color.
In addition, Charlamagne posted a message on Instagram declaring he was willing to assist women of color with online news platforms in whatever way possible.