April 17, 2015
Britt McHenry Suspended By ESPN After Fat-Shaming Video Surfaces
This video is outrageous. ESPN has suspended Britt McHenry for one week, effective immediately, after a video surfaced of the Washington D.C.-based reporter berating a woman working for a towing company. McHenry can be heard repeatedly and mercilessly attacking the employee in what appears to be security footage of the incident. Among the things said: - “I’m in the news, sweetheart.” - “I will fucking sue this place.” - “That’s why I have a degree and you don’t.” - “I wouldn’t work in a scumbag place like this.” - “Makes my skin crawl even being here.” - “Yep, that’s all you care about is just taking people’s money. With no education, no skill set, just wanted to clarify that.” - “Do you feel good about your job? - “So I can be a college dropout and do the same thing?” - “Why? Because I have a brain? And you don’t?” - “Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh?” - “‘Cause they [the employee’s teeth] look so stunning … ‘Cause I’m on television and you’re in a fucking trailer, honey.” - “Lose some weight, baby girl.” In a statement published to Twitter on Thursday, McHenry apologized for her actions: The debate we had around the office today is if ESPN has gone far enough with a 1 week suspension. Would you want this person representing your business? Would you give her another chance?