MSNBC’s Joy Reid said she doesn’t “believe” she wrote the anti-LGBTQ statements she has previously alleged were result of a cyberattack on her now-defunct blog.
According to The Huffington Post, Reid addressed the alleged posts Saturday on her show, MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” amid mounting scrutiny over her claims that her old blog, The Reid Report, had been hacked.
“I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things because they are completely alien to me,” Reid said, “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.”
Reid admitted that the cybersecurity experts she hired to investigate the alleged cyberattack have not been able to prove that her blog had been hacked.
Reid already apologized in December for writing homophobic posts about former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) between 2007 and 2009 after Twitter user @Jamie_Maz shared screenshots of the posts.
.@MSNBC's Joy Reid addresses homophobic blog posts:— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 28, 2018
"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
Last week, @Jamie_Maz tweeted dozens more screenshots, also allegedly from Reid’s old blog, that included statements such as “most straight people cringe at the sight of two men kissing” and “adult gay men tend to be attracted to very young, post-pubescent types.”
Yet this time around, Reid had steadfastly denied writing the posts, claiming on Monday her blog was hacked and that a cybersecurity expert had identified “unauthorized activity,” which appears to contradict her statement Saturday that the experts were unable to prove she was hacked.