*Former ESPN host Jemele Hill has been invited by the University of Maryland‘s Philip Merrill College of Journalism to be the commencement speaker for the 2018 graduation.
But the reception of the news on Twitter was less than welcoming.
As reported by The Grio, the school issued a press release noting that a group of graduating seniors voted to have the Undefeated award-winning journalist as the commencement speaker on Monday, May 21.
“I’m thrilled to give the commencement address to the next generation of brilliant journalists,” said Hill in the press release. “I hope in some tiny way I can inspire them to take the lead in being the thought leaders that can protect and challenge our industry. My message is pretty simple: We need them.”
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this is what calling the POTUS a KKK clansman and ending your cohost’s career gets you. great job!
— RenoglZ (@CHALREEM) May 1, 2018
Bur several commenters on Twitter are not here for Hill’s bounceback following her controversial comments about Donald Trump and the NFL.
Most of the Twitter thugs seem to be people typing under dummy accounts with a handful of followers.
Not bad for a fired, most annoying failed co-host. ?
— Truss DeProcess (@1WestPhillyKid) May 1, 2018
Meanwhile, Hill supporters believe she is totally unbothered by the online trolls.
I take it the leader of the local janitors union was unavailable? Get your popcorn ready for this one sided, two hour, nobody likes me, speech that’s about to be jammed down your throat. Like you’re a cheap date… Exactly like that.
— Say My Name (@touchmywhat) May 1, 2018