Many recording artists have spoken out about ESPN anchor Jemele Hill’s two-week on-air suspension from the network. As previously reported, she was disciplined for breaking the company’s social media guidelines and “letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet,” according to the sports network.
Common and Chance the Rapper are among the list of stars who’ve sent their support to Hill on Twitter. Common wrote, “We will not be intimidated + silenced about injustice in this country. We will win,” while Chance simply tweeted, “#patrickharmon,” in reference to 50-year-old Utah citizen Patrick Harmon who was allegedly shot dead by a Salt Lake City police officer in August for riding a bike without a red tail light.
J. Cole, Lalah Hathaway and female rapper Rapsody have also used their social media platforms to #StandWithJemele. Cole writes, “Protect @jemelehill.” Lalah responded to Cole’s tweet by writing, “#IStandWithJemeleHill.” Rapsody’s message reads, “I #StandWithJemele. Thank you @jemelehill for putting what is right before politics.”