Jemele Hill Suspended Two Weeks for Social Media Violation

Jemele Hill Suspended Two Weeks for Social Media Violation

Jemele Hill Suspended Two Weeks for Social Media Violation

Hill, the host of ESPN's 6 p.m. SportsCenter along with Michael Smith, was part of a national controversy last month when she tweeted that President Donald Trump was a "white supremacist who largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists".

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Hill's tweet on Sunday night suggested if fans feel strongly about Jones's comments to "boycott his advertisers", while citing another tweet of Cowboys sponsors.

She clarified Monday she was not calling for an National Football League boycott.

ESPN personality Jemele Hill is feeling her company's wrath after receiving a two-week suspension for a social media violation.

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"In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences".

Hill had previously run afoul of network executives in September after she tweeted President Donald Trump was a "white supremacist". "Hence this decision." reads an ESPN statement. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. Hill had not minced words about the former Celebrity Apprentice host, calling him "ignorant" and saying his rise was a "direct result of white supremacy".

James Miller, an author who wrote the a book on ESPN's history, "Those Guys Have All The Fun", tweeted Monday that Jones did not ask for Hill to be suspended.

"We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate", ESPN said.

She said in statement afterward that she regretted her words "painted ESPN in an unfair light".

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