Jemele Hill is one of many who weighed in on the situation at her former employer involving Maria Taylor and Rachel Nichols.
The former ESPN host and writer first heard about it after the many text mnessages she received.
“Well this was an interesting morning. Woke up to 82 text messages.”
She then dove deeper into the situation.
“Like I said last summer when all these corporations and companies were putting out these, we support black people tweets, watch what they do, not what they say. Evergreen message,” Hill wrote.
“I think this is really a reflection of a culture that was created by ESPN’s management.”
Things exploded over the weekend when a New York Times report documented leaked audio of Nichols from July 2020 complaining about Taylor taking over her role hosting the NBA Finals.
“I wish Maria Taylor all the success in the world — she covers football, she covers basketball,” Nichols said. “If you need to give her more things to do because you are feeling pressure about your crappy longtime record on diversity — which, by the way, I know personally from the female side of it — like, go for it. Just find it somewhere else. You are not going to find it from me or taking my thing away.”
On Monday afternoon, Nichols publicly addressed the issue and apologized line on air to everybody, even calling Maria Taylor by name.
Hill and ESPN departed three years ago.