Jemele Hill celebrates first day post-ESPN by cussing out troll
Jemele Hill is no longer limited by ESPN’s social media guidelines, and she’s wasting no time taking advantage of that fact.
Hill’s last day at ESPN was Friday, ending a 12-year tenure with the sports media giant. Hill sent a farewell note on her Twitter account in which she expressed gratitude to many of her bosses and coworkers.
Over the last several weeks, there have been a lot of rumors about my job status. Today is my last day at ESPN.
More from me on closing one of the most special chapters in my life: pic.twitter.com/jReaH5sWhW
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 14, 2018
But it wasn’t just all about the farewells and thank you notes for Hill. Without a family-friendly corporation to represent and job to protect, she feels she has the freedom to finally tell off social media trolls. One Twitter user told his followers to “celebrate” Hill leaving ESPN, calling her the most “hypocritical ‘homer’ analyst they have ever hired.”
Hill decided she wasn’t going to take it.
“I feel like i need to say this now as a warning. I was going out of my way not to cuss some of y’all out because I had a job and a corporation to represent. But now, I don’t have one. So I’m good with calling you a f—boi,” she wrote (tweet censored for profanity).
Perhaps this is a glimpse of what’s to come for Hill. Reports have said she plans to continue developing her social voice through her production company.