Some people are just plain wrong and when they’re presented with new information about how wrong they actually are, they refuse to recant their misguided opinion. Former prominent ESPN personality, Jemele Hill, is one of those people.
Hill achieved nationwide infamy when she called President Trump a “white supremacist” who “largely surrounds himself with other white supremacists.”
And Jemele Hill just said this most insane thing about the new Megyn Kelly Fox News movie.
All of the filmmakers of the new motion picture “Bombshell” were probably flabbergasted by how much their movie tanked at the box-office.
It has a positive Rotten Tomatoes score and it touts an impressive cast led by Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie. Rounding out the star power includes John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Kate McKinnon, Malcolm McDowell and Allison Janney.
It tells the “true” story of how Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson, and Kayla Pospisil set out to expose Fox News CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment.
“Bombshell” has made a meager $22 million at the worldwide box office so far, which is well below studio projections. Considering the A-list stars in the cast, nobody in Hollywood expected those results. But maybe they didn’t really think it through? For example, what is the demographic they’re targeting?
Most conservative Republicans don’t want to see politics infused with their entertainment. And liberals didn’t want to see a sympathetic portrayal of anybody who worked at Fox News, including Megyn Kelly – who famously fled to NBC following the expiration of her contract with Fox. But is the film asking liberals to empathize with Kelly?
Jemele Hill fell into the liberal category but added a caveat that “Fox News is a destructive, despicable force.”
I wouldn’t see this movie if the fate of humanity depended on it. Pains me to say that because I love the three lead actresses. Fox News is a destructive, despicable force. Did they ever consider that the reputation of the network and Roger Ailes was too toxic? https://t.co/chYQ6K3lSo
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 2, 2020
It’s this kind of vitriol that Fox News combats on a daily basis so that’s not surprising.
One commenter, Milton Kent, who claims to be a friend of Hill’s replied to her tweet, “You’re my friend, but I think you’re making a mistake not seeing this. My wife and I saw it last weekend and were fascinated by the performances. This film does not endorse Fox News in the least. If anything, it unveils the veniality of those in charge, especially Ailes.”
What Kent is alluding to, or just flat-out calling her out on, is that the movie isn’t about what she thinks it’s about.
And her response to her friend wasn’t “oh, well now that you say that maybe I will check it out.” Instead, it was a deflection away from explaining her naivety about “Bombshell.”
I never thought it was an endorsement, but I just can’t get down with it. Longer conversation about it
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 3, 2020
Can you believe the unabashed self-righteous arrogance of Hill’s reply? Think about it: one person saw the movie, the other didn’t, and she’s trying to defend why the movie is somehow “toxic.” That’s embarrassing.
Hill has always had this incredibly obnoxious know-it-all mentality, especially when she’s tweeting. https://offthewire.com/jemele-hill-refused-to-take-back-anti-trump-comment-on-this-trump-hating-show/
Over this “Bombshell” tweet, Hill got into it with an ex-Fox News pundit, Julie Roginsky, and a former liberal voice on the network.
Following Hill’s initial tweet, she also commented saying, “Box office receipts for this movie are immaterial to me, but I certainly hope that this isn’t a suggestion that some women who were harassed had it coming because they worked at Fox or for Ailes.”
Roginsky replied, “Sexual harassment knows no political ideology.”
Even Gretchen Carlson, portrayed by Nicole Kidman in the movie, added, “Harassment is apolitical.”
Hill responded, “I know the movie wasn’t an endorsement of either Fox or the culture. But nah, a hard pass from me. Too soon.”
Did she know that? Everything she said before doesn’t allude that she knew that. Regardless, even her friends informed her about how misinformed she was about “Bombshell” and the reaction was “Nah, I’m still right.”