Jemele Hill Confirms ESPN Departure; Social Media Has Mixed Feelings About This (TWEETS)
Jemele Hill has always been the outspoken sports journalist and commentator, who once sparked a massive controversy when she openly called President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” on social media, confirmed on Friday she would be leaving ESPN to pursue other ventures.
Over the last several weeks, there have been a lot of rumors about my job status. Today is my last day at ESPN.
More from me on closing one of the most special chapters in my life: pic.twitter.com/jReaH5sWhW
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 14, 2018
Hill had been working for ESPN’s “The Undefeated,” after she left a 6:00pm broadcast of SportsCenter while this entire transition took place.
Social media was a different story upon hearing this news. While many congratulated Hill on her next venture and assure her they’ll support whatever it is she will be doing, others decided to take parting shots which left her mentions on Twitter in shambles.
Love you, Sis. pic.twitter.com/xg39eueXx6
— Michael Smith (@michaelsmith) September 14, 2018
It was an honor pic.twitter.com/C32aEyEIj9
— Robert Flores (@RoFlo) September 14, 2018
All love and only love. pic.twitter.com/6RNDXH0FXo
— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) September 14, 2018
best of luck, Jemele—you’ve been a source of inspiration to so many women at ESPN, myself included. can’t wait to see what you do next.
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) September 14, 2018
Thank god … race baiting, Boston bashing loser … should of left a few years ago and maybe espns ratings wouldn’t be plummeting day in and day out
— Andrew ‘jones’ Sacco (@daddy_saccc) September 14, 2018
— Timōthy (@thehalfrican06) September 14, 2018
— RikoSuave (@RikoSuave100) September 14, 2018
Good riddance. Your negativity was getting old.
— Michael (@Goodfellamikeyl) September 14, 2018
— Donald Hale (@donaldhale57) September 14, 2018
— Brian D. Knox (@thunderknox) September 14, 2018
Finally. Good riddance.
— Matic Vajngerl (@Andershow8) September 14, 2018
Thank god pic.twitter.com/OIayWwEcPM
— Lebrons Hair Plugs (@Lebronshairplug) September 14, 2018
Finally! From the minute u started talking about Hitler to when u blamed janay rice n then got an exclusive w/her was the beginning of the end w/espn for me. It’s been a long time coming n now u can finally go to politics n fit in perfectly w/ur true ppl. pic.twitter.com/ftcaZgQsFg
— twoD23 (@twodigitz23) September 14, 2018
Good riddance. You suck
— Victor Ventura (@VictorVentura91) September 14, 2018
The ugly bitch is gone yes 😃😃
— Carter Ratclif (@CarterRatclif) September 14, 2018
You’re not CHOOSING to move on 😂😂😂 you had NO choice. ESPN didn’t want you. They were waiting for your contract to expire. Bye Shamiqua! pic.twitter.com/eo37NHvMvM
— The Ugly Truth (@UglyTruthSpeaks) September 14, 2018
Good. Bye, Felicia! 😂😂😂😂#Won‘tBeMissed
— Patrick Griffin (@PGriff1993) September 14, 2018