“Change happens when advertisers are impacted,” she tweeted. “If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers.”
The statement was interpreted by many to mean Hill was calling for boycotts of the NFL itself, which she denied.
ESPN Issues Apology For Jemele Hill’s Twitter Rant
ESPN issued a statement that Hill had been suspended for two weeks.
In September, ESPN and Hill had drawn public criticism after she tweeted her opinion that she considered President Donald Trump a “white supremacist.” When White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about Hill’s remarks, she called it a “a fireable offense.”
Trump chimed in on Twitter.
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