Former ESPN host Jemele Hill attempted to defend Joe Biden's racist comments about black voters on Friday, but it did not go over well with Hill's followers.
According to Hill, the former vice president's declaration that black people "ain't black" if they do not vote for him is "accurate." Hill also excused Biden's remark as a "joke."
"The issue wasn't what Joe Biden said, because it was accurate. The issue was that it came from Biden. It also was clearly a joke that didn't land. But I'm wondering where all this outrage was yesterday when y'all president declared his public devotion to a Nazi sympathizer," Hill tweeted.
Hill's response did not go over as planned. Turns out, people don't like being told who to vote for just because their skin is of a certain color.
Hill was not the only prominent voice of the black community who seemingly defend Biden.
Nikole Hannah-Hones, the Pulitzer Prize winner for the controversial 1619 Project, wrote in a since-deleted tweet that there is a difference between being "politically black" and "racially black."
"There is a difference between being politically black and being racially black," Hannah-Jones said. "I am not defending anyone, but we all know this and should stop pretending that we don't."