Note to internet trolls: Jemele Hill has no more Fs to give.
After announcing on Twitter that Friday was going to be her last day at ESPN, Hill was planning on a dignified and quiet exit.
That plan changed when, on Friday, she called a troll a “f—boi.”
“I feel like i need to say this now as a warning,” Hill responded to a now-presumably angry deleted tweet. “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.”
Hill had been at ESPN for 12 years before announcing her departure, a period marked with some turbulent times.
Last year, she was criticized by the White House for calling President Trump a “white supremacist” in a tweet, for which she later apologized.
After Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in October that players who “disrespects the flag” would not be allowed to play (referencing protests that during the national anthem), Hill suggested people who disagree should put pressure on advertisers. The remark earned her a two-week suspension.
“When I started at ESPN in 2006, I had no idea that such a wonderful journey would take place over the next 12 years,” Hill said. “However, the time has come for me to begin a new chapter in my life.”
It’s unclear what Hill was responding to, as the offending tweet was taken down.
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