On Monday, it was reported that the ESPN anchor had been suspended after what the network described as her “second violation of our social media guidelines” after suggesting that fans boycott Dallas Cowboys advertisers if they were upset that team owner Jerry Jones said that any player who kneels during the National Anthem will be benched.
ESPN’s Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/JkVoBVz7lv
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) October 9, 2017
Hill’s second violation comes just week after she was under fire for calling Trump a White supremacist — which is what landed her on the network’s radar to begin with. But Black Twitter has been behind Jemele every step of the way and they certainly show no signs of slowing down after her recent suspension:
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) October 9, 2017
How Black Twitter getting ready to ride for Jemele Hill after finding out ESPN suspended her pic.twitter.com/eYGkN4JDPc
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) October 9, 2017
Jemele Hill is held to a higher standard for her online behavior than the current President of the United States. Just think about that.
— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) October 9, 2017
Protect @jemelehill at all costs.
A petty man with white supremacist friends + followers is personally attacking her.
— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) October 10, 2017
— Rapsody (@rapsody) October 10, 2017
— Tamika D. Mallory (@TamikaDMallory) October 10, 2017
I stand with @jemelehill
— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) October 9, 2017
White male supremacy is Harvey Weinstein keeping his job amidst harassing women for decades while Jemele Hill gets suspended for a tweet.
— Sarah Lerner (@SarahLerner) October 10, 2017
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) October 9, 2017
Sending love to @jemelehill, who speaks truth to power even in the face of consequences. Your voice is important, Jemele. We are with you.
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) October 9, 2017
— roxane gay (@rgay) October 9, 2017
Jemele Hill or any slander of Black Women will get you blocked on this side. Stop projecting your insecurities
— Billy Dee (@kNo_Mercy) October 9, 2017
It’s pretty clear that most sports franchises have an issue with freedom of speech — but when it gets to the point that we’re firing people for doing their job, we’re in serious trouble as a nation. #ProtectJemeleHill.
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