ESPN’s Jemele Hill Tweets the Racist Complaint Letter She ReceivedBy: 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:
@TheBigLead honestly, I’m impressed he called me that many racial slurs without ever using the n-word. That takes some creativity
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.