Jemele Hill does not have time to deal with Britt McHenry’s “racism.”
Over the weekend, McHenry, who left ESPN in 2016 and now works at Fox Nation, took a shot at ESPN’s “High Noon,” which is hosted by Bomani Jones, who is Black, and Pablo Torre, who is Filipino.
“Does anyone actually watch this show? Example of [former ESPN president John] Skipper filling demo’s over talent,” McHenry wrote, which seemed to imply Jones and Torre were hired as hosts because they are minorities.
Once Hill saw the offensive message from her former colleague, she posted a screenshot of the picture and tweeted, “Be careful, your racism is showing.”
Immediately, Hill was called out by some people on Twitter, who appeared to take no issue with the words of McHenry. Hill defended herself tweeting, “Had she just said she didn’t like the show, I wouldn’t have said anything. But she immediately suggested that they were on tv because of [their] race. These guys are my friends, and she’s a moron for belittling them in that way.”
“It’s not even about Skipper, it’s about the fact that her go-to insult was that the people of color on TV aren’t qualified. She’s the same one who said she’s not at ESPN because she’s white. Complete clown,” she said in another tweet.
McHenry, who once boldly alleged ESPN terminated her because she was white. She offered no proof of evidence to support this claim.
After leaving ESPN, Hill went on to become a writer for the Atlantic and was chosen to narrate LeBron James' Showtime documentary series "Shut Up And Dribble."
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