There are some people in this world who are synonymous with controversy. For whatever reason, they cannot seem to avoid trouble. One of these people is former ESPN reporter, Britt McHenry.
The 31-year-old reporter, who now contributes to The Federalist and the Fox News Channel, first saw her name attributed to scandal in April 2015, when surveillance footage of her verbally abusing a tow lot employee was leaked online.
In the video, which has now been viewed millions of times online, the New Jersey-born reporter can be heard demeaningly criticizing the parking lot employee’s appearance, before condescendingly saying: “I’m on the television and you’re in a f*cking trailer honey.”
The scandalous tirade saw McHenry be suspended from ESPN for a week, despite a mass calling for the blonde bombshell to be sacked.
The Stetson University grad eventually got the karma she deserved when she was let go by ESPN in 2017 during a 100-person layoff. Since then, she’s contributed to the Fox News Channel, in a role similar to that of controversial Donald Trump supporter, Tomi Lahren.
While this may be McHenry’s biggest faux pas, the young reporter clearly didn’t learn her lesson. Or maybe she has, for this time her rant was uploaded to Twitter for everyone to see. Her victim? Women who pose nude, particularly those who do so for Sports Illustrated magazine.
McHenry didn’t hold back as she slammed women for flaunting their bodies online, she even referenced the #MeToo movement in her rant…
It would seem that McHenry’s tweets were not-so-subtly aimed at Olympic gold medalist, Aly Raisman, who was one of the 100 gymnasts who were sexually abused by the USA Gymnastics national team doctor, Larry Nassar.
Raisman posed nude for Sports Illustrated, wearing only ink on her skin. Instead of celebrating her bravery and her talent (she has won an Olympic gold medal, y’know), McHenry degraded her for this nude shoot…
To accompany the shoot, Raisman uploaded this message to her Twitter page, explaining the message behind it all. It appears that it was this which offended McHenry so deeply:
While Raisman didn’t rise to the bait, professional golfer Paige Spiranac did. The 24-year-old sports star was clearly offended by McHenry’s ignorant tweets, so she responded with a few words of her own:
Whilst the 24-year-old sports star didn’t directly reference McHenry in her tweet, it was clear that it was in response to her original rant. Unable to help herself, McHenry responded:
But rather than give McHenry the satisfaction of fighting back, Spiranac, whose appearance has garnered her a lot of attention in the world of golf, simply responded with a short, but sweet message which she illustrated with a nude photograph of herself from the upcoming Sports Illustrated magazine:
Clearly incensed by the tweet and its accompanying emojis, McHenry fired back. This time she took a personal aim at Spiranac…
As of yet, Spiranac has yet to respond. Although it’s safe to say that she doesn’t really need to, for her photograph said it all.
Meanwhile, Twitter users were quick to comment that McHenry is guilty of posting some very provocative pictures of her own. “Pot, meet kettle,” one user simply wrote, while another simply explained: “Pretty sure @BrittMcHenry is desperately trying to stay relevant. Has to keep her name on the radar to get another high profile job.”
Awkwardly, this isn’t the first time McHenry has been in trouble on Twitter. Only last month she was exposed by The New York Times, who accused her of having bought Twitter followers – she has 391,000 followers, many of whom are reportedly fake accounts.
What do you think? Is McHenry on to something? Or is she just desperate for some attention?