Sports broadcasting giant ESPN has disavowed the comments of one of its on-air personalities, Jemele Hill, who recently tweeted that President Donald Trump is “a white supremacist,” “a bigot” and “unqualified and unfit to be president.”
A statement released by the Disney-owned network’s media relations department read, “The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN. We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”
Gopusa.com reported that Hill’s tweets “spun out of Hill’s link to a report about performer Kid Rock (aka Robert Ritchie). Flirting with a U.S. Senate run in Michigan, Rock wrote on Facebook ‘he loves black people” and accused the ‘extreme left of ‘trying to use the old confederate flag BS’ to label him a racist.
“He loves black people so much that he pandered to racists by using a flag that unquestionably stands for dehumanizing black people,” Hill tweeted.
Gopusa.com reports that led to a Twitter stream that saw Hill tweet that Trump was “a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists” and that he “is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. The height of white privilege is being able to ignore his white supremacy, because it’s of no threat to you. Well, it’s a threat to me.”
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