Sports have become unbearably “woke” over the past four years.
ESPN has suffered mightily for their full embrace of leftist politics.
And one anti-Trump former ESPN host got called out for an awful interview question.
Former ESPN host Jemele Hill made a name for herself by becoming the wokest personality in sports media.
She called Donald Trump a white supremacist and other Republicans racists, and was eventually let go from the company after she and co-host Michael Smith became wildly unpopular in the primetime SportsCenter lineup.
Hill went on to write for The Atlantic, and she currently co-hosts a show for Vice Sports with fellow former ESPN personality Cari Champion.
One of their recent guests was YouTube star Jake Paul, who won a notable exhibition boxing match against former NBA player Nate Robinson on the undercard for the fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.
Hill and Champion asked Paul if it was racist that he knocked out Robinson in their fight.
— VICE TV (@VICETV) December 4, 2020
After backlash to the absurd question, Hill and Champion insisted they were joking.
We were. I’m now laughing that people actually thought we were serious. https://t.co/mZlsmRrzps
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) December 9, 2020
Even if they were joking, they didn’t sell it well by asking Paul the question multiple times.
Regardless, Hill and Champion are doing everything they can to drum up publicity for their fledgling show that nobody knew existed until this incident.
Vice Media in general is hurting because their model of “woke” reporting is not sustainable.
Many employees have already been laid off, as have others in the far-left digital media space.
It’s also galling that Hill would joke about racism after making it the central theme of her entire message.
Discussions of racism are why she’s known at all, so to trivialize the discussion for a joke or to generate some buzz suggests that she’s in it for the grift.
Hill recently said that all of Trump’s supporters are racists, but apparently that excludes her mother who voted for him.
The demonization of Trump supporters—particularly nonwhite Trump supporters—gets uglier by the minute.
It’s hard to believe that there’s a strong audience for Hill and Champion’s goofy Vice Sports show.
Woke sports commentary is just not popular.