This is absolutely bizarre. MSNBC’s Joy Reid has apologized for anti-gay content on her old blog while still insisting that she didn’t write it. She also admits that she can’t prove that she didn’t write it.
Here’s what she says, via the Daily Caller:
“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.”
Here’s the video:
.@MSNBC's Joy Reid addresses homophobic blog posts:
"I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things … But I can definitely understand, based on things I have tweeted and have written in the past, why some people don't believe me." pic.twitter.com/PWjdPfs5KB
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 28, 2018
Is anyone buying this?