Britt McHenry slammed on social media, Twitterverse demands she be fired

Social media users are calling for a harsher punishment for suspended ESPN reporter Britt McHenry after a video surfaced of her berating a parking lot attendant.

The news of McHenry's week-long suspension came hours after the video began making the rounds on the web.

Many conveyed that they felt the punishment was far too light, given the content of the viral video.

Washington-based McHenry was angry about having her car towed on April 6, according to the New York Post, and she began dressing down the attendant. In security camera footage she can be heard saying things like “With no education, no skillset… Do you feel good about your job? So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing? Why, cause I have a brain and you don’t?”

She also adds, “lose some weight, baby girl” as she exits the lot.

McHenry apologized for the rant on Twitter, saying the stress of the incident caused her to act out. 

“I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things,” she wrote. “As frustrated as I was, I should always choose to be respectful and take the high road. I am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake.”

Some defended the ESPN reporter, saying they could relate to the frustration one feels when a car is towed.

ESPN did not immediately return FOX411’s inquiry into whether or not the network would reconsider the length of McHenry’s suspension.