IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME!
Racist anti-Trump sports commentator Jemele Hill has been suspended from ESPN for two weeks due to violating ESPN’s social media guidelines.
Jemele Hill, the controversial ESPN anchor who called for fans to boycott the NFL after labeling President Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter, has been suspended for two weeks by the network.
Hill violated the company’s social media guidelines a second time, according to ESPN, after she called on fans to take indirect action against the Dallas Cowboys after owner Jerry Jones told players they would be benched if they didn’t stand up during the national anthem.
ESPN Tweeted out their statement as followed:
ESPN’s Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/JkVoBVz7lv
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) October 9, 2017
It didn’t take long for Hollywood to react. Race-baiting political pundit Al Sharpton took to Twitter to voice his support of Hill, and his threat to ESPN!
ESPN’s suspension of Jemele Hill is an outrage and should NOT go unanswered. ESPN and advertisers will hear from us!
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) October 9, 2017
Mark Hughes claimed he’s going to boycott ESPN:
— Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) October 9, 2017
And yet this decision reflects more poorly on ESPN than any action Jemele has taken.
— Andrew Crow (@AndrewCrow) October 9, 2017
Fuuuuck you ESPN! You pussies won’t stand up for your journalists. A fine demonstration of white supremacy in action!
— Alexandra Halaby (@iskandrah) October 9, 2017
Isn’t it amazing how leftists come out in support of the first amendment when one of theirs gets sidelined? It’s hilarious!
“Change happens when advertisers are impacted,” Hill wrote. “If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers.”
Hill wasn’t formally punished for mocking Trump on Twitter, but ESPN took action when she called for fans to boycott the Cowboys’ advertisers.
“Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines. She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet. In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how much individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such action would have consequences. Hence this decision,” an ESPN spokesman said in a statement.
In response, Hill’s co-host on “SC6,” Michael Smith, chose to sit out Monday night’s broadcast, in a “mutual” decision with ESPN, The Wrap reported.
I bet the next time Hill tweets about politics or anything else related to politics she watches what she says. Probably not though; she will push it to the very edge, and do what she can to get her 10 seconds of fame.