Surprised? ESPN Calls Jemele Hill’s White Supremacist Remarks About Trump “Inappropriate”

by Krystal Franklin

September 13, 2017

Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage

In a Twitter rant earlier this week ESPN‘s Jemele Hill called Donald Trump a “white supremacist” and the sports network quickly slammed the veteran host for her “inappropriate” actions.

So what made the network issue such a swift statement? Read Hill’s comments below.

Stop us when she’s wrong.

Since ESPN issued its statement several celebrities have spoken out on Hill’s behalf, including Kathy Griffin, who found herself under fire for posting a beheaded Trump earlier this year.

Conversation around whether Hill should be using her platform to speak out against social injustices remains unknown, but she has made it clear that it’s difficult to separate sports and politics given how the two have intermingled.

Earlier this year she told Yahoo Finance that she was frustrated with the ongoing story line but saw no way out of it.

“The athletes are dragging us here. I didn’t ask (NFL free agent quarterback) Colin Kaepernick to kneel — he did it on his own. So, was I supposed to act like I didn’t? (San Antonio Spurs coach) Gregg Popovich every week at his press conference is having a 10-minute soliloquy on (President) Donald Trump. Am I supposed to act like he’s not doing that? You have athletes saying they’re going to the White House, they’re not going to the White House. That’s all sports news. It didn’t just start with this generation of athletes; it’s just always been that way.”

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