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Joy Reid, host of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” claims her old blog was hacked after a Twitter user uncovered anti-gay comments on her blog.

Reid issued an apology last year for writing anti-gay slurs on her old blog. But she claims new offending comments that were recently uncovered were “fabricated”.

As reported by Splinter News, about a decade ago, when she was still a morning talk show host in South Florida, Reid edited a politics blog called The Reid Report. She used that blog to write a series of posts attempting to out then-Florida Governor Charlie Crist as gay, repeatedly referring to him as “Miss Charlie.”

She also suggested that if Crist made his way onto John McCain’s 2008 ticket, he would be too preoccupied doing things like picking out “flamingo-shaped napkins” to get anything done in the White House.

 A Twitter user laid all these findings out in a November 2017 Twitter thread, with evidence pulled from the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. 

Reid href=”″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>apologized for the posts, which, at the time, she called “insensitive, tone-deaf and dumb.” She also pointed to her friends in the LGBTQ community as evidence she’s not homophobic.

But on Monday, the same Twitter user unearthed even more offensive content from Reid’s old blog using Wayback. Mediaite published an extensive story about the deeply offensive posts, here’s a partial list:

  • Reid defending the former NBA star Tim Hardaway saying that he hates “gay people,” by saying “most straight people cringe at the sight of two men kissing…Does that make me homophobic? Probably.”
  • In the same post, she went on to write that it’s “intrinsic” for heterosexual people to believe that “homosexual sex…is…well…gross.”
  • A 2006 post counting down the “totally not gay celebrities of the year,” a list that included Clay Aiken, Tom Cruise, and Anderson Cooper at No. 1.
  • Idly floating an “interesting question” about whether you could “manipulate the genes of your unborn child” to make sure they’re not gay.
  • Promoting the insidious and deeply old stereotype that gay men are just predators and pedophiles seeking out “impressionable teens.”
  • An obsession with the movie Brokeback Mountain (its premise of a love story between two men was “too out there” for her, and she said again that she just didn’t want to watch a sex scene between men).

You can see all the posts HERE.

When Mediaite reached out to Reid about her old blog, she insisted the posts, published under her name, were the work of “unknown, external” hackers.

Reid claims hackers worked their way into the Wayback Machine to edit her archived posts to add more anti-LGBTQ content to smear her.

The Internet Archive said Tuesday it could find no evidence to back up her hacking claim.

But on Tuesday night, a spokeswoman for MSNBC shared several documents with CNNMoney, including a statement from an independent security consultant who said he has “significant evidence” that some of the recently circulated posts are bogus.

Read more on how The Wayback Machine is not hack-proof. 

Meanwhile, a leading LGBT advocacy group rescinded its Straight for Equality in Media Award to Reid on Tuesday amid the controversy surrounding these newly unearthed homophobic comments made on a decade-old blog.

“When we extended our invitation to Ms. Reid to honor her at our 45th anniversary celebration, we did so knowing about the blog posts from the late 2000s regarding Charlie Crist,” PFLAG president Jean Hodges said in a statement. “We appreciated how she stepped up, took ownership, apologized for them, and did better—this is the behavior and approach we ask of any ally. However, in light of new information, and the ongoing investigation of that information, we must at this time rescind our award to Ms. Reid.”

Several prominent folks have tweeted in support of Reid and believe there is a politically motivated agenda behind the rehash of this information:







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11 thoughts on “Joy Reid Under Fire Again For Homophobic Posts, But Says New Ones Aren’t Real

  1. Whitley Gowins on said:

    Once I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any means you possibly can take away me from that service? Thanks!

  2. Ted Gravely on said:

    Why is Joy apologizing? Remember Jim McGreevey. You know that nasty polician who was sliding in and out of women and men. So now you have Charlie Crist who was accused back in 2012 of paying people to cover up affairs with men. Did he cheat on his wife with “men?” If he did, whyis she apologizing. That’s is backwards. You forget the original sin because you don’t like the messenger. Call out the men cheating on their stupid wives with men and doing everything to cover it up. The funny part is both men wound up divorcing the women. White women are complicit and will sell their mind body and souls for a piece of change. Joy is calling out the hypocrisy. If these hypocrite politicians and Hollywood elites are all about this LGBT movement then why the cloak and dagger. I am disappointed that she backpedal.

    • African American Woman on said:

      Ted, your commentary would sound so much more intelligent if you could stay on topic and stop talking about white people all the damn time! it makes you sound obsessed with them…

  3. African American Woman on said:

    Again, a bunch of hypocrites…I dont understand or agree with this LGBT whatever stuff,but, evidently those are who LGBT do. SHE admitted to saying derogatory things about them before and you don’t know if ahe was set up or not-the old race card pops up again! If some white guy made some,derogatory remarks about black people in 1972, y’all would be calling for his head on a platter.

  4. Cynthia Feaster on said:

    Russian bots are real. Hackers are real too. Both pretend that a real person wrote online posts using someone’s name. This is a concerted move by white racists probably white men mostly, to discredit Joy Anne Reid because she is a Black women who is way more intellectually gifted than they could ever hope to be. She is articulate, insightful and has grown better and better as a television host, pundit and journalist. White people are jealous, envious and intimidated by her wit and sophistication a well as her intelligence. When racist idiots come on her show telling lies, talking stupid and pushing fake phony patriotism, really racism, she shuts them down. White people can’t stand that but so be it. Joy Anne is smart and they are not. People change. This whole country has changed and is still changing to accept LGBT people as normal. Why hold her to such a high standard? She has apologized and white people, that should be and is ENOUGH. When are all of you going to apologize for the enslavement of African wow? The lynchi g of other Black People? Jim Crow laws? Segregation? Institutionalized racism?

  5. The fake prez and call blk athletes SOBs, call African countries, shitholes and degrade ppl on a daily basis, nothing is done. Leave joy alone. Let her speak her piece. Everyone isn’t for gay rights. And that’s her right!!!

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