Don Lemon tweets shirtless selfie of "measles shot scar" -- and gets mercilessly mocked

Why does Don Lemon still have a job?

By Joanna Rothkopf
Published February 3, 2015 7:15PM (EST)

The latest public health scare is the recent measles outbreak, which originated in Anaheim, Calif.'s Disneyland and has spread to 14 states thanks to the un- and under-vaccinated. Now, pundits and politicians are all weighing in on the issue of mandatory vaccinations, with sane, educated adults rightly promoting their universal use.

CNN's Don Lemon, the same man who asked if a plane could have been swallowed by a black hole or other supernatural force, couldn't resist chiming in. On Monday evening, he posted the below tweet:

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Thing one: I do not, under any circumstances, need to see Don's chest hair. Thing two: Measles vaccinations don't leave a scar, although the smallpox vaccine used to.

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The anchor later corrected his mistake, tweeting:

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The only issue with that explanation is that the smallpox vaccination was stopped in 1972 when the disease was eradicated in the United States. Measles has obviously not been eradicated. Why is Don Lemon still talking at us?

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