Joy Reid cannot prove homophobic blog posts authored by her were the work of hackers.
The MSNBC national correspondent apologized at the top of Saturday’s “AM Joy” for rude remarks found on her blog “The Reid Report”.
“I have not been exempt from being dumb or cruel or hurtful to the very people I want to advocate for,” Reid said. “I own that. I get it. And for that, I am truly, truly sorry.”
Reid, 49, also apologized for comments she made in 2010 and 2011 about conservative social and political commentator Ann Coulter. During that time, Reid published several tweets accusing Coulter of being a man.
“I want to apologize to the trans community and to Ann,” Reid said on her show.
The television host has claimed hackers were responsible for the homophobic writing on her blog, but confessed she is not yet able to prove it.
“I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things because they are completely alien to me,” she insisted. “But I can definitely understand, based on things I have tweeted, have written in the past, why some people don’t believe me. For that, I am truly, truly sorry.”
Among the unearthed blog posts that sparked controversy is one that says “most straight people cringe at the sight of two men kissing” and that Reid could not stomach watching “Brokeback Mountain”.
See the response to Reid’s apology below.