Jemele Hill’s Job is Being Called For From Everywhere, But It Will Go Nowhere
Michigan State grad and Michigan native Jemele Hill is the center of a conversation about sports and politics that has gripped the country in recent days, and because of it people from every corner of the world are either calling for her job or vehemently defending her.
It all started with a tweet response criticizing performer Kid Rock for using the confederate flag during a performance to open the new Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit. From there, things escalated to white supremacy and the election of Donald Trump.
Several replies and tweets later this is what it began to look like.
Since this twitter "outburst" if you want to call it that ESPN has issued multiple statements, first saying that Hill's views are not that of ESPN's and then another statement saying the two parties have reached an understanding.
That did not stop the outrage from the other side of the aisle. Conservatives, Trump supporters and non-Trump supporters, all lined up to take a crack at Hill's comments including calling for her dismissal citing situations like Britt McHenry, Curt Schilling and others as a sort of "hypocrisy" on ESPN's side for disciplining its talent.
Even the White House got involved. At a press briefing the question was asked if Trump or his administration had any comment on this matter. The official Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders commented "that's one of the more outrageous comments that anybody could make, and certainly that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN"
Not all conservatives were lining up against Hill though. NFL Network's Heath Evans, who self describes his political alignment "as mostly on the conservative side of thinking" tweeted a video in support of Hill's freedom of speech.