University professor Marc Lamont Hill is being blasted all over Twitter - over his performance as "host" of the Basketball Wives reunion that aired last night.
Marc Lamont Hill - a once renowned academic - seems an odd choice to host the ratchet reality series' reunion show. But, he's been hosting the Basketball Reunion for the past 5 seasons now.
His role as host went differently this year than it had in past seasons however. This season, fans are accusing him of bias - for ignoring cast member OG claim that she was discriminated against by Basketball Wives, because she's dark skinned.
During the reunion, OG continuously tried to discuss the alleged colorism she's faced on the show. But Marc appeared to be shutting her down at every turn.
Fans of Basketball Wives took to Twitter as the show aired, to blast Marc Lamont Hill. Many felt betrayed by him, because he's known for speaking out against injustice.
At one point, his name was actually a trending topic online - and not in a good way. He's being called a "sellout" and a "c**n."
Marc has since gone on Twitter to defend himself. This is what he's saying:
From 2005 to 2009, Hill was a professor of urban education and American studies at Temple University. In the fall of 2009, Hill joined the faculty of Teachers College, Columbia University as an associate professor of education. He left Teachers College in 2014 to join the faculty at Morehouse College as Distinguished Professor of African American Studies. In May 2017, it was announced that he was re-joining the faculty of Temple University as the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions.
Hill worked as a political contributor for the Fox News Channel from 2007 to 2009, when he was fired. During this time, he appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, Huckabee, and Hannity. Prior to Fox, Hill was a commentator on CNN and MSNBC, as well as Court TV, where he was a weekly contributor to the Star Jones talk show. In August 2010, he replaced Ed Gordon as host of the syndicated television show Our World with Black Enterprise. In May 2012, he joined Huffington Post as a host of HuffPost Live.