According to a growing number of Twitter users, ESPN reporter Britt McHenry deserves a steeper punishment than a brief suspensions.
The hastag #FireBrittMcHenry has surged in popularity, as people continue to scold the reporter for her actions, as well as ESPN for their decision to suspend her for one week.
— Jeremy Shure (@JeremyShure) April 17, 2015
If you missed the Britt McHenry story, here’s a refresher.
Earlier this week, a surveillance video caught the reporter and former Stetson University soccer player berating a towing company employee after her car was towed in Washington DC. McHenry insulted the employees’ weight, appearance, and level of education. The video went viral, garnered hundreds of thousands of views.
“That’s why I have a degree and you don’t,” said McHenry at one point. “Maybe if I was missing some teeth, they would hire me here, huh?”
Watch the video below:
She later apologized for her actions, saying,
“In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things. As frustrated as I was, I should always choose to be respectful and take the high road. I am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake.”
In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and (cont) http://t.co/Wx37XF2QtM
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) April 16, 2015
ESPN suspended her for one week.
It appears it is the opinion of a good number of folks out there that this is not good enough.
— Luis Santos (@Xantoz29) April 17, 2015
— Lexi DeCarr (@slexican_) April 17, 2015
— LIVE with Doctor MO (@doctormo) April 17, 2015
— Amar (@akandola84) April 17, 2015
— Kevin Prather (@TheKPizzle) April 17, 2015
McHenry has not made a statement beyond her Twitter apology. The New York Post suggests that ESPN should reinstate McHenry until it has the full story. What do you think?
Image via Britt McHenry, Twitter