ESPN’s Jemele Hill Tweets the Racist Complaint Letter She Received

By: Josh Wolford - January 4, 2013

Today, ESPN reporter Jemele Hill took the time to tweet out a letter she received from a disgruntled ESPN radio listener, and boy is it a doozy.

“I gotta say, this guy executed the hat trick of racial slurs,” she tweeted out to her 138,000+ followers. Hill is a columnist for ESPN, but also makes many appearances on ESPN Radio and well as the ESPN family of television networks as an analyst.

The letter, addressed to ESPN Radio (c/o Jemele Hill), is a handwritten, and is full of not-so-subtle racism and pointed barbs. In the letter, you’ll find everything from “jungle bunny” to “thick-lipped gorilla” to “spear-chucker.” Sickening.

Here it is:


Hill’s been pretty active on Twitter ever since, discussing the letter. It appears that she’s not lost her sense of humor over the whole thing:


Maybe it’s because she’s used to it.

“I get one a day,” she says. “Usually you expect one or two slurs per letter. Dude had 50-11 of them in one letter.”

Stuff like this is both shocking and totally not shocking at the same time. I guess we can thank Twitter for giving someone like Hill the chance to simply post the classless “fan”‘s letter and get a conversation going.

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  • http://espn linda

    Thank God for the 13th amendment. Idiots like that would still have the Confederate States
    of America. I sincerely hope that he is a very minute minority in America. It’s unfortunate that he gets any publicity at all. It just encourages others who are as ignorant as he.

  • Tag A. Long

    Looks like a bogus letter. In all likelihood she is just fishing for some attention.

    • b4REAL

      REALLY! Do you really believe that people of color need to stoop to this ignorant level to get attention? Are you the one that wrote the letter?

  • Chloe

    Why should she have a sense of humor about it? Would you expect a jewish person to have a “sense of humor” about anti-semetism? I am certain that you wouldn’t.

    Really tired of the hypocrisy. Don’t ask Black people to have a “sense of humor” about such things, while the same sort of behavior toward a jewish person is immediately and universally condemned as racism/anti-semitism that must be decried by the masses.

    She should NOT have a sense of humor about it. Neither should you. That’s why Americans will never, ever change.

  • R Hugh Sirius

    Concerning Jemele Hill: ESPN can take Hill out of the ghetto, but cannot take the marbles outta her mouth. Some things are impossible.