MSNBC host Joy Reid is apologizing after several blog posts she wrote from 2007 to 2009, featuring comments and jokes about former Florida governor Charlie Crist that have been criticized as homophobic, came to light...
In the posts, which appeared on her now-defunct blog “The Reid Report,” Reid frequently referred to Crist as “Miss Charlie” while discussing rumors that he was a closeted gay man.
Old tweets from embattled MSNBC host Joy Reid show that she used transphobic slurs to attack Ann Coulter and made vile sexual comments attacking Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife.
Mediaite has obtained a series of homophobic posts from Joy Ann Reid’s old blog that she denies were actually written by her.
In an exclusive statement to Mediaite, the MSNBC host claims these posts from The Reid Report — which include defending homophobia, gay jokes, and the outright mocking of gay people and homosexuality — were somehow put in by an “external party” that “manipulated material from my now-defunct blog.”
On Saturday morning, five days after Joy Reid was accused of authoring a series of homophobic blog posts that were unearthed by a Twitter user, the MSNBC host apologized for the controversy, but said that she still doesn't think she wrote the posts in question.
"Here's what I know: I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things," she said on AM Joy. "But I can definitely understand, based on things I have said and have written in the past, that some people don't believe me."