Britt McHenry, the ESPN reporter who was caught on camera berating a parking lot attendant, was so nasty to the woman that repercussions from her diva rant won’t just go away. McHenry is a beautiful blond, but “beauty is what beauty does,” as the old adage suggests and what this beauty did was nothing short of ugly.
According to MSN Sports on April 19, some of her ESPN co-workers want her fired. She was suspended for a week due to this cruel rant, but folks who work alongside of her want her gone. This bit of information seems to reinforce that McHenry doesn’t just have this air about her when she thinks nobody’s looking. If she had any redeemable qualities, you would think that her co-workers would want her to have a second chance.
TMZ reports that a “high-level producer” over at ESPN referred to McHenry as “the worst.” This producer went on to say, “Hopefully she’ll be fired soon.” Another said that ESPN can find a “million Britt McHenry’s to replace her.” Apparently she is not thought of as anything special by her co-workers. Another ESPN co-worker felt that what McHenry did reflects on all who work at the network and reiterated that she has to go.
According to Fox News, McHenry left her car overnight in a Chinese-restaurant parking lot and when she returned the next day, it was gone. Sure, that would peeve off even the most even-tempered of folks who go to get their car and find out it is now in a tow yard. Then you have to pay a sizable amount of money to get your car out of impound, which adds insult to injury. This situation definitely stretches the temper to the limit. But the sign on the restaurant door reads, “Please do not leave your car here overnight.” So she was warned!
When she found that the car was in the tow yard she went to get it back, but this is when she unleashed her bratty tirade to rip the woman attendant into verbal shreds. It would have been one thing if McHenry ranted on about this being a rip off and even whining about it being unfair, but that is not the way she went about it. She verbally attacked the attendant’s looks, weight and education level.
When McHenry first started her rant, the woman attendant can be heard on the tape pointing out that there’s a surveillance camera and that McHenry was being taped. The ESPN beauty was warned, but that didn’t stop her. She acted like a 4-year-old child who was told not to say a bad word and they continue to do so under their breath.
This disturbing diva behavior starts off by McHenry informing the attendant, “I’m in the news, sweetheart, I will (expletive) sue this place.” What does being in the news have to do with suing the place? It sounds like McHenry just couldn’t wait to drop her credentials on this woman’s lap. Did McHenry thing that her news status would make her special?
The ESPN reporter insults this woman by saying that she has “no education” and “no skill set” and then asks, “So I can be a college drop-out and do the same thing?” McHenry was talking about the woman’s job as if this woman was so beneath her. She goes on to say, “Why, cause I have a brain and you don’t?” As you can see in the video above McHenry didn’t come up from air once she got going throwing the cruel remarks.
McHenry spewed a final farewell to the woman as she was walking out of the tow company office saying “lose some weight baby girl.” Just wow, who does this woman think she is? Of course she apologized for this after the tape went viral and the ESPN folks came down on her, but is this enough?
She may have gone too far with the insults to this woman to save any future popularity she may have gained in her reporting career. She was virtually unknown until this incident and her popularity today is far from what any professional broadcaster would strive for. She was so mean to that attendant that folks might not want to hear anything she has to say ever again.
McHenry’s apology doesn’t mean much after seeing her in action when she thought she could get away with it. This reporter made it very clear that she thought she was better than the woman who worked at the tow company. “Lose some weight, baby girl,” this condescending and cruel remark will have many so disinterested in watching her on TV. This ESPN reporter sounded as if she was a legend in her own mind.