When Jemele Hill left SportsCenter, many wondered what were her co host Micheal Smith views on the situation? Don’t have to wonder much anymore.
Smith was critical of the network for changing the vision of his “SC6” SportsCenter show, which he co-hosted with Jemele Hill.
Smith and Hill, who previously co-hosted His & Hers before moving to The Six, began hosting the show a year ago. But Hill got in trouble for her tweets about Donald Trump, which led to controversy and even a response from the president. Though she was not suspended then, she was later suspended for a tweet recommending a boycott.
Appearing on Origins, a podcast by James Andrew Miller, Smith said that ESPN essentially muted him and Hill after the incidents.
“There was a time we weren’t even talking to each other (on the program) anymore,” Smith told Miller, “Like no more Michael and Jemele, not less, not here and there. No more Michael and Jemele talking. No more of their commentary. It’s just strictly live shots and analysts. That’s what pissed me off so much.”
“I’m like, so wait a second, you all acknowledge that one of the strengths that we have going for us as a show is Michael and Jemele’s chemistry, but Michael and Jemele don’t (expletive) talk to each other? How does that make sense.”
ESPN has failed the duo for not letting them be themselves. Hill is now at the Undefeated doing amazing behind the scenes work. Only a matter of time before Smith joins her and reunite again.