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ESPN Tried To Replace Jemele Hill After Her Comments About Donald Trump

After Jemele Hill went on a twitter rant to call out Donald Trump for being a white supremacist, ESPN attempted to replace her for Wednesday’s showing of The Six. 

Monday (September 11th), Jemele Hill sent out a thread of tweets criticizing Donald Trump for being “ignorant,” a “bigot” and more.

 

 

 

 

 

After the set of tweets, the White House called on ESPN to fire Jemele Hill from the network. As of today, ESPN has not relieved Hill of her job, but they did attempt to replace her with another black co-host for Wednesday’s showing of The Six. According to Think Progress, hours before the show, ESPN reached out to Michael Eves and Elle Duncan to replace Hill but they both refused. Co-host, Michael Smith also refused to show up to the show if Jemele Hill was not a part of the show.

After the backlash that Hill took, she addressed the ‘elephant in the room’ on twitter.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>So, to address the elephant in the room … <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Facts?src=hash”>#Facts</a> <a href=”https://t.co/RTrIDD87ut”>pic.twitter.com/RTrIDD87ut</a></p>&mdash; Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) <a href=”https://twitter.com/jemelehill/status/908173152370520064″>September 14, 2017</a></blockquote>
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ESPN’s spokesperson Josh Krulewitz denies that the company attempted to replace Hill, but no further information has been released regarding the story.

 

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