“referenced a phrase uttered by an assassin before Malcolm X was gunned down in 1965”
Jemele Hill is no stranger to controversy, which is usually self-inflicted. During President Donald Trump’s state of the union address, she made a joke about assassination and is now trying to backtrack.
Brian Flood reports at FOX News:
Ex-ESPN host Jemele Hill makes State of the Union assassination reference in now-deleted tweet
Former ESPN host Jemele Hill deleted a tweet in which, describing what a Democratic lawmaker should say at President Trump’s State of the Union address, she jokingly referenced a phrase uttered by an assassin before Malcolm X was gunned down in 1965.
It all started when Showtime’s Desus Nice tweeted that he would like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to interrupt Trump’s speech by yelling, “Whose mans is this?”
Hill, who famously called Trump a “white supremacist” in 2017 before her exit from ESPN, is now a writer for The Atlantic. She responded to Nice with her own vision fof what the freshman lawmaker should shout.
“Nah, she gotta yell: GETCHO HAND OUT MY POCKET,” Hill tweeted.
While not everyone picked up on Hill’s comment, some history buffs realized it was a reference to assassination.
“That statement is a reference to what one of Malcolm X’s assassins yelled out before they killed the 1960s civil rights leader,” NewsBusters’ deputy research director Geoffrey Dickens wrote.
Here’s a copy of her now deleted tweet:
— Rob Schneeweiss (@Rob62381) February 6, 2019
Someone must have said something to Hill because she’s trying to back out of this:
Glad you asked. When I tweeted “GETCHO HAND OUT MY POCKET,” in no way was I suggesting any physical harm to the president. I have used this phrase many times in my Twitter history, always in lighthearted ways, and removed from the context of the movie. https://t.co/2uVVCvVfAr
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 6, 2019
Let me be clear: I have often disagreed with many of the president’s policies, his behavior and rhetoric, but I would never call for violence against him, or any person. I apologize for breathing life into such an absurd assumption.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 7, 2019
You may recall that in the spring of 2018, The Atlantic hired and then fired conservative writer Kevin Williamson over his views on abortion, after caving to a left wing mob.
Will Jemele Hill face any consequences?
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