Maybe ESPN is rethinking their social justice business model. It's been reported that more ESPN layoffs are coming after Thanksgiving. Is Jemele Hill next?
The number of subscribers for ESPN continue to plummet. It has been losing thousands of customers of day for an extended time. There will be some on-air personalities let go which begs the question: Is Jemele Hill on the chopping block?
During October ESPN purged over 15,000 subscribers a day and it totaled 480,00 for the month.
No doubt, there are many frowns being worn on the faces of ESPN executives after reviewing the October Cable Coverage Estimates. ESPN lost over 15,000 subscribers for every day ending in “y,” during the month of October.
It was reported by Sports Illustrated that there will be a massive layoff after Thanksgiving that will even target people from the television side:
ESPN will lay off more than 100 staffers after the Thanksgiving holidays, multiple sources tell Sports Illustrated. The layoffs, which were described by a person briefed on the plans, will hit positions across ESPN including front-facing talent on the television side, producers, executives, and digital and technology staffers. The SportsCenter franchise is expected to be hit hard—including on-air people—given the frequency of the show has lessened considerably on main network ESPN.
Multiple ESPN employees in speaking with SI said the atmosphere in Bristol is tense, especially in the SportsCenter division. Asked to characterize how employees are feeling, one longtime on-air anchor offered one word: “Queasy.”
Remember when Jemele Hill called on people to boycott the advertisers of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones? Think she would like to have that moment back now?
Hill took to Twitter to tell people to boycott the advertisers of Jerry Jones. Can ESPN afford to put up with this woman? Additionally she called President Trump a white supremacist. She is outside of her mind.
This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ's statement, boycott his advertisers. https://t.co/LFXJ9YQe74
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017
Following when she called for subscribers to boycott ESPN's advertisers, she faced a two week suspension.
There are many Americans who absolutely cannot stand Jemele Hill. Following her hateful statements ESPN had an awful month. Does ESPN have the sense and courage to stand up to her social justice nonsense? Not likely.
People tune in to ESPN to get sports, not far left nonsense. Will ESPN ever realize this? Don't count on it.