Jemele Hill gets support from around the sports world.
ESPN personality and co host of "SC:6," Jemele Hill, posted a series of anti-Trump messages on Twitter earlier this week, in which she called out President Trump for being a white supremacist who is unqualified and unfit to be president, and labeled him "the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime."
Hill's twitter mentions have not stopped ever since her comments about Trump on Monday night, including messages from Trump supporters who have called on ESPN to fire her.
Last night, ESPN issued an apology which 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."
ESPN Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/3kfexjx9zQ— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) September 12, 2017
While Jemele Hill received plenty of backlash for her anti-Trump opinion, she was also praised for speaking out.
Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Chicago Bulls guard Dwayne Wade, NBA Hall of Famer Reggie Miller, and future NBA Hall of Famer, Steve Nash, all applauded Hill in wake of the apology from ESPN last night.
Check out their comments below.
We are with you @jemelehill ✊🏾— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 13, 2017
I'm on Team @jemelehill...— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) September 13, 2017
Sign me up! https://t.co/MhqJvgesgh— DWade (@DwyaneWade) September 13, 2017
Maybe espn got their feelings for trump and melo backwards?— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) September 13, 2017
Michael Rapaport, Charlamagne Tha God and Gabrielle Union also weighed in.
How you more offended by @jemelehill's tweets than you are Trump's rhetoric that caused the tweets?— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) September 13, 2017
I support @jemelehill 500%— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) September 12, 2017
And ESPN is lucky to have her
Y'all had Sergio on MNF last night & I'm pretty sure he pissed his pants on live TV
You can check out some of the other reactions to Hill's comments, as well as ESPN's apology, below.
ESPN Statement on Jemele Hill:— OMG, LaJethro (@LaJethroJenkins) September 12, 2017
It's inapproapriate to call a racist a racist, and she knows that.
So sick and cowardly. https://t.co/QNVqTJ2B2N
Everything Jemele Hill tweeted is true though— Barry Petchesky (@barry) September 12, 2017
Utterly amazing how the President can give all the clear signals of being a white supremacist, but Jemele Hill can't say so out loud. https://t.co/Jnok6bVtjN— En Sabah Moor (@AndrayDomise) September 12, 2017
ESPN, Curt Schilling is fired 4 questioning Transgender Bathrooms but nothing happens 2 Jemele Hill when she calls Trump a WhiteSupremacist?— 🇺🇸 Chiz 👌 (@CChiz5) September 12, 2017
Boycott ESPN. Jemele Hill can call Trump a "white supremacist" but if a host said Obama was an "Islamic terrorist" they'd be fired. #TCOT— Jeff Kuhner (@TheKuhnerReport) September 12, 2017
she's right tho https://t.co/rZnzNcxyAt— Desus Nice (@desusnice) September 12, 2017
They just rehired the guy who said Obama was Hitler.Yall gotta stop acting like ESPN is Liberaltopia. So far from it https://t.co/izw3L6NmlF— Larry Beyince (@DragonflyJonez) September 12, 2017