‘I have to own this’: MSNBC host Joy Reid apologizes for anti-LGBTQ blog posts in passionate address


As was expected, on Saturday morning popular MSNBC host Joy Reid addressed the controversy surrounding anti-LGBTQ comments on her old blog, admitting that she wrote some things that she deeply regrets before making an emotional apology.

“A community I support and deeply care about is hurting because of despicable and truly offensive posts being attributed to me,” the somber Reid began. “Many of you have seen the blog posts circulating online and social media.

Many of them are homophobic and discriminatory and hateful. When a friend found them and sent them to me, I was stunned. Frankly I couldn’t imagine where they came from and whose voice that was.”

“I spent a lot of time trying to make sense of the posts,” she continued. “I hired cyber security experts to see if somebody manipulated my words or former blog and the reality is they have not been able to prove it. But here’s what I do know: I generally 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’ve 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.”




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