ESPN anchor Jemele Hill penned a powerful essay on “doing the right thing” after her tweets criticizing President Trump became a story of national interest earlier this month.
The SportsCenter co-host opened up on Wednesday about watching her employer “become a punching bag” because of her comments calling the president a white supremacist.
“Twitter wasn’t the place to vent my frustrations,” Hill admits, further stating that the social media platform isn’t the best place for “nuanced, complicated discussions” about race and social issues.
She connects the feeling she had of letting her employer and colleagues down to a story from her childhood, when she disappointed her grandmother by succumbing to peer pressure from friends and stealing beer from the fridge.
“I was heartbroken because I felt like I had let my grandmother, who was one of my best friends, down,” Hill wrote. “And there is no feeling worse than letting down the people who love and support you.”