Britt McHenry Says her ‘White Conservativism’ Caused ESPN to Demote, then Fire Her

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  • McHenry made the allegation during an exchange with a social media user on Twitter
  • ‘No I was demoted because I was white & made too much,’ McHenry said in response to a sarcastic comment concerning her on-air skills 
  • McHenry later walked it back saying ‘I think there were a number of factors into laying me off’ 

A former ESPN personality found herself mired in controversy on Friday after claiming that she was demoted within the company for being white.

Britt McHenry made the allegation during an exchange with a social media user on Twitter.

‘No I was demoted because I was white & made too much,’ McHenry said in response to a sarcastic comment concerning her on-air skills.  ‘First to go. Actually…’

'No I was demoted because I was white & made too much,' McHenry said in response to a sarcastic comment concerning her on-air skills

‘No I was demoted because I was white & made too much,’ McHenry said in response to a sarcastic comment concerning her on-air skills

In 2017, ESPN announced that it would be cutting staff, releasing more than 100 members of their staff including reporters

In 2017, ESPN announced that it would be cutting staff, releasing more than 100 members of their staff including reporters

Included in the first round of cuts was McHenry, who was initially demoted from her reporter position at the network

Included in the first round of cuts was McHenry, who was initially demoted from her reporter position at the network.

By Friday afternoon, McHenry had apparently deleted the tweet. A cursory look at her Twitter history shows the message missing from her profile.

A screenshot of the tweet, however, surfaced just a few hours later, providing evidence that the former reporter believed she was sacked due to the color of her skin.

In 2017, ESPN announced that it would be cutting staff, releasing more than 100 members of their staff including reporters, analysts and production staffers.

Included in the first round of cuts was McHenry, who was initially demoted from her reporter position at the network.

Former MLB star Curt Schilling (pictured) has also accused ESPN of silencing his opinion

Former MLB star Curt Schilling (pictured) has also accused ESPN of silencing his opinion
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According to deadspin.com, McHenry’s contract was honored in full but it hardly stopped her from trashing her former employer, accusing the network of suppresing her ‘conservative views.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5693631/Former-ESPN-reporter-Britt-McHenry-claims-sacked-shes-white.html#ixzz5Eq0DuEpf
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