Jemele Hill accused by many of ‘next-level dumb’ after saying United States is as bad as Nazi Germany

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Former ESPN host Jemele Hill unleashed a wave of heated backlash after an ignorant comment claiming that America is as bad as Nazi Germany.

The contributing writer for The Atlantic came under fire for her distorted version of history, getting slammed on social media from all sides in outraged criticism after she commented on a piece by Isabel Wilkerson called “America’s Enduring Caste System” which was published by The New York Times last month.

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Wilkerson’s book, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” was chosen by Oprah Winfrey this month as her latest book club pick. The author contends that American history and the treatment of blacks is an example of the caste system that existed in other countries such as Nazi Germany.

“Been reading Isabel Wilkerson’s new book, ‘Caste,’ and if you were of the opinion that the United States wasn’t nearly as bad as Nazi Germany, how wrong you are,” Hill tweeted Sunday.

“Can’t encourage you enough to read this masterpiece,” she added.

Apparently Hill forgot America’s role in bringing down Nazi Germany and ending its atrocities during World War II. She was instantly given a history lesson on social media where actor James Woods blasted her as “a raging, ignorant fool.”

“Read a book,” former Acting Director of National Intelligence and Ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell tweeted. “The Nazis murdered 6.5 million Jews.”

“Imagine living in this kind of delusional fantasyland,” David Hookstead of The Daily Caller wrote.

“As someone whose family lived (and some not) through both Nazi and Communist regimes this is absolutely disgusting and @jemelehill, if you spent one month in a real authoritarian state you would come crying back here to kiss the ground you walked on in the USA,” Inez Stepman of the Independent Women’s Forum tweeted.

“REMINDER for @jemelehill about just a FEW of the differences between AMERICA and NAZI GERMANY!” former Democratic New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind tweeted along with a chart.

Hill, who lost her gig as an ESPN host after calling President Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter in 2017, did not apologize for her controversial tweet on Sunday, but appeared to just double down, as seen in her response to Arc Digital Editor-in-Chief Berny Belvedere.

She also claimed that she was talking about America’s past.

But Twitter users continued to call her out.

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