#CancelJemele Trends After Barstool Sports Resurfaces Old Transphobic Jemele Hill Tweet In Recent Feud

#CancelJemele was one of the most popular trends on Twitter Monday afternoon, part of a recent feud between former ESPN host and The Atlantic contributor Jemele Hill and Barstool Sports.

A 2009 transphobic tweet by Hill resurfaced, prompting the trend. In the post about former MLB player Manny Ramirez testing positive for gonadotropin, Hill wrote, “My FB Friends are calling him ‘Manny the Tranny’ …so inappropriate and hilarious.”

She called the tweet “wholly ignorant, dumb, and offensive” on Monday. Hill also defended her decision to leave up the tweet Monday, writing, “I welcomed the opportunity to apologize and to show growth. See, unlike some people, I’m not defensive about my moments of failure. I learn from them and own it.”

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