Jemele Hill Stands By Comments, But Apologizes to ESPN For Painting Them ‘In an Unfair Light’
After nary a mention during her SportsCenter broadcast hours earlier, ESPN’s Jemele Hill took to Twitter late Wednesday night “to address the elephant in the room.”
Via the social media platform, Hill issued a statement regarding her Tweet in which she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist.
The SportsCenter anchor stood by her comments, saying they reflected her “personal beliefs.” But she apologized to ESPN for making the comments in a public manner which pained the network “in an unfair light.”
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 14, 2017
ESPN issued a statement of their own (via Brian Stelter), in which they accepted her apology.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 14, 2017
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