Stuff it, sweetheart.
ESPN reporter Britt McHenry is a sorry human being. But the entitled bleached-blond bubblehead clearly does not regret that she inflicted a vicious tongue-lashing on a lowly wage slave.
She’s sorry that she got caught.
By now, even folks who dwell in caves have heard that McHenry is worse than trailer trash. Hey, most people who live in mobile homes display more class than this diva, whose sense of superiority and attachment to mirrors caused her to berate a lady who evidently lacks McHenry’s multitude of large, white teeth.
McHenry, 28, was suspended by the sports network for a week. She should be fired, forced to don a hair net and utter the classic line, over and over: “Do you want fries with that?”
Then again, McHenry’s presence in the fast-food industry would be an affront to hardworking burger-flippers who show respect to fellow citizens.
The sports world has suffered from a plethora of rotten characters, from a serial philanderer (golfer Tiger Woods, 39) to performance-enhancing-drug abusers (Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez, 39, suspended Met closing pitcher Jenrry Mejia, 25) to a gambler (banned-for-life former baseball player and manager Pete Rose, 74).
So how can a TV sports yakker be taken seriously after her vile character has been revealed?
In a video that went viral online last week, the sportscaster can be heard leveling a disgusting rant at Gina Michelle, a single mom of three who works as a clerk at the Arlington, Va., pound to which McHenry’s vehicle was towed.
Warning: Explicit language
“I’m in the news, sweetheart. I will f- -king sue this place,” McHenry said on April 6 as she paid to retrieve her vehicle.
She proceeded to take digs at Michelle’s presumed lack of education, her body size and dental hygiene.
“That’s why I have a degree and you don’t,” McHenry said in the video, which was edited to display her tirade mostly. “I wouldn’t work at a scumbag place like this. Makes my skin crawl even being here.”
And, “Maybe if I was missing some teeth, they would hire me, huh? ’Cause they look so stunning. . . . ’Cause I’m on television, and you’re in a f- -king trailer, honey.”
Finally, “Lose some weight, baby girl.”
On Thursday, McHenry tweeted out an apology, blaming her bullying behavior on “an intense and stressful moment.”
But she did not appear to be stressed-out in the video — just as spoiled as week-old rump roast.
She’s also made no known attempt to apologize to Michelle.
Soon, her fans and friends started tweeting that McHenry was the victim of a predatory business, Advanced Towing.
After Easter Sunday, McHenry abandoned her vehicle overnight in the privately owned parking lot outside Hunan Number One, a restaurant that’s popular during happy hours, eatery workers told the Daily Mail. After her outburst, a sign was posted on Hunan’s door warning motorists that the establishment “is not responsible if your car is towed from the parking lot . . . Please don’t leave your car here overnight!” the newspaper reported.
Advanced Towing received an “F” grade from the Better Business Bureau, and it gets knocked by many online reviewers, which I think is to be expected for a company that exists mainly to seize automobiles. Some posters on Yelp reported that the outfit is staffed by car thieves who snatch legally parked vehicles.
Earlier this month, the father of a 7-year-old boy suffering from a bad cold walked into a CVS pharmacy to buy medicine, leaving his son in a car and his 17-year-old stepdaughter outside it. An Advanced tow-truck driver hoisted the vehicle with the child inside, but stopped the towing procedure after hearing the boy’s cries. The driver said he didn’t realize a kid was in the car. In December, a woman complained that an Advanced worker towed her car — with her golden retriever inside.
But how does any of this excuse a troll for lashing out at someone she felt was beneath her? McHenry should hook up with hothead Keith Olbermann, 56, who was suspended for a week from the ESPN2 and TSN2 show he hosts, “Olbermann,” after Twitter-slamming Pennsylvania State University students — for raising money to fight pediatric cancer.
No one deserves to be treated like pond scum.
Britt McHenry should be tossed off the air permanently.