Joy Reid Apologizes — But Still Says She Doesn’t Think She Wrote Anti-Gay Blog Posts
MSNBC host Joy Reid apologized for her anti-gay blog posts from years ago on her show “AM Joy” Saturday.
However, she still insists that she doesn’t think she wrote them.
“A community I support and deeply care about is hurting because of despicable and truly offensive posts being attributed to me. Many of you have seen these blog posts circulating online and in social media. Many of them are homophobic, discriminatory and outright weird and hateful. When a friend found them and sent them to me, I was stunned,” Reid explained.
“Frankly I couldn’t imagine where they’d came from and whose voice that was. In the months since, I spent a lot of times trying to make sense of the posts. I hired cyber security experts to see if somebody had manipulated my words or former blog and the reality is they have not been able to prove it. But here’s what I know. I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things because they are completely alien to me but I can definitely understand based on things I have tweeted and I have written in the past why some people don’t believe me. I have not been exempt from being dumb or cruel or hurtful to the very people I want to advocate for. I own that. I get it. And for that I am truly, truly story.”
“I had a conversation the other day with a friend that’s also an advocate in the LGBTQ community in Florida who rightly took me to task for my tweets mock Ann Coulter using transgender stereotypes. I apologize to my friends and I want to apologize to the trans community and to Ann. Those tweets were wrong and horrible,” she said. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Gay Conservatives Respond To Joy Reid Homophobia Controversy)