Should ESPN fire Jemele Hill? | The Tylt
Jemele Hill is under fire after she called President Donald Trump a bigot and white supremacist on Twitter. ESPN distanced itself from her comments, saying it discussed the tweet with her and says “she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.” But Trump supporters are livid, threatening boycotts of ESPN and calling for Hill to be fired. However, the "SportsCenter" host was giving an honest opinion on her private account—and many fans found Hill's comments accurate.What do you think?
Should ESPN fire Jemele Hill?
Should ESPN fire Jemele Hill for her tweets?
ESPN anchors have been fired for a lot less than what Jemele Hill did. If the network wants to be fair and consistent, it needs to fire her as well. Mike Ditka was removed from "Sunday NFL Countdown" for saying former President Barack Obama was the worst president ever. Former MLB analyst Curt Schilling was fired outright for comments he made regarding transgender bathroom bills. Linda Cohn, one of the most respected anchors at ESPN, was suspended for saying politics is the reason ESPN is losing viewership.
Just because Hill's tweets fall on one side of the political spectrum doesn't mean she should be immune to consequences. That only establishes a double standard that would be harmful to ESPN. What she is saying is not necessarily rooted in fact, and is hateful on its own. It's only fair she is fired, just like other any other ESPN employees who have made controversial comments in the past.
I respect that ESPN condemned Jemele Hill, but they need to do the right thing and fire her.— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) September 13, 2017
There should be no race baiters on ESPN.
Remember when speaking out against hate was actually appreciated? Hill did exactly that when she called out President Donald Trump on his actions, or lack thereof, in regards to hate groups. This isn't anything new. Hill was promoted specifically to talk about these issues, and anyone who wants to put their head in the sand and pretend racism isn't an issue in this country is dangerous. Hill is trying to enlighten people, and shouldn't be fired for fairly calling out President Trump for his subtle endorsements of alt-right philosophies.
Miss Texas Margana Wood condemned Donald Trump's response to Charlottesville at the Miss America Pageant earlier this month—no one told her to stick to pageants. Hill is basically saying the same thing, but receiving all this backlash. If you need further evidence that racism exists, and the world needs more statements like Hill's, you don't have to look too far. ESPN should not fire her.
I'm glad to see Black men and White folks standing up for Jemele Hill. It should always be this way. Keep going!— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) September 13, 2017