This is terrible to even say. How is it possible to think like this…
Former ESPN social justice warrior Jemele Hill took to Twitter to say that as far as human rights abuses are concerned, America is as deeply flawed as China.
Hill “laughed” when she captioned a video from State Secretary Mike Pompeo on Friday detailing the litany of Chinese human rights abuses. Next, as if to say they were the same thing, she proceeded to list actions taken by the Trump administration.
Replying to a story at the Hill, the former ESPN talker wrote, “*laughs in Muslim travel ban, children detained in cages, selling out the Kurds, cozying up to Kim Jong-un*.”
*laughs in Muslim travel ban, children detained in cages, selling out the Kurds, cozying up to Kim Jong-un* https://t.co/iOXjVEJVpB
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 11, 2019
“The Chinese Communist party is detaining and abusing more than one million Uyghur Muslims in internment camps in Xinjiang, the western region of China,” Secretary Pompeo said. “The pages of George Orwell’s 1984 are coming to life there. I wish the NBA would acknowledge that.”
Indeed, Human Rights Watch claims China is one of the world’s worst human rights abusers.
“Authorities dramatically stepped up repression and systematic abuses against the 13 million Turkic Muslims, including Uyghurs and ethnic Kazakhs, in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region,” the human rights group wrote in its report this year.
But if Hill is all concerned with presidents who are responsible for putting children in cages, one might ask why she was so willing to pose with President Barack Obama, who split immigrant families and put children in cages during his administration.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) December 13, 2015