December 4, 2017 at 3:20 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
MSNBC host Joy Reid apologizes for ‘tone deaf’ homophobic blog posts

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MSNBC host Joy Reid has apologized for old homophobic blog posts made on her now defunct blog, the Reid Report.

The posts, published between 2007 and 2009, mocked former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist by referring to him as “Miss Charlie” and accusing the conservative Republican of being a closeted gay man.

“What wouldn’t Charlie Crist do to become John McCain’s running mate? Cross ‘marry an actual woman’ off the list,’” Reid wrote in one post.

In another post she writes “I can just see poor Charlie on the honeymoon, ogling the male waiters and thinking to himself, ‘god, do I actually have to see her naked?’”

The old blog posts were unearthed by Twitter user Jamie_Maz.

In a statement posted on Facebook, the “AM Joy” anchor apologized for her past “insensitive” remarks.

“Let me be clear: at no time have I intentionally sought to demean or harm the LGBT community, which includes people whom I deeply love. My goal, in my ham-handed way, was to call out potential hypocrisy,” Reid writes.  “Nonetheless, as someone who is not a member of the LGBT community, I regret the way I addressed the complex issue of the closet and speculation on a person’s sexual orientation with a mocking tone and sarcasm. It was insensitive, tone deaf and dumb. There is no excusing it—not based on the taste-skewing mores of talk radio or the then-blogosphere, and not based on my intentions.”

Crist forgave Reid on Twitter saying that her comments were “long forgotten.”

  • DixieMike

    It was always comfortable and safe for anyone, Right or Left, to malign the LGBTQ community and those within. That is changing. It’s about time.

  • Kemwit Tall Tree

    Joy Reid is a disgusting hypocrite who always plays the victim card but has no problem trashing gay people.

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