In a tweet that has since been deleted, former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry claimed that she was “demoted” by ESPN simply for being white.
McHenry got caught up in a war of words on Twitter. The Twitter user suggested that she was demoted due to her poor work. The user tweeted, “Whose coverage was so good she was demoted from covering football then let go from all the impressive work she did.”
McHenry fired back with, “I was demoted because I was white & I made too much. First to go.” This was quickly deleted, but screen the internet never forgets.
— twosheeep (@twosheeep1) May 7, 2018
The former ESPN reporter is now a contributor for Fox News as well as the conservative site The Federalist.
Per Daily Wire:
According to The New York Post, in another apparently deleted tweet, McHenry doubled-down on the claim and suggested a tell-all book in the future. “Trust me, I wouldn’t make a claim without proof. One day in a book. One day soon,” she wrote.
McHenry was let go by ESPN in 2017. She has previously suggested her openly conservative views were at the heart of her firing.
Later speaking to Deadspin, McHenry clarifed the commented, saying she believed “there were a number of factors into laying me off,” adding, “I wish nothing but the best for the people there.”
Famed ESPN social justice warrior Jemele Hill chimed in with a response to McHenry’s claim:
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 5, 2018