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Jemele Hill to Speak at UMD’s Merrill College Commencement, Twitter Trolls Outraged

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Jemele Hill (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAACP )

*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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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.

Meanwhile, Hill supporters believe she is totally unbothered by the online trolls.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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