A prominent LGBT advocacy group officially rescinded Joy Reid’s “allyship award” Tuesday over allegations she published homophobic slurs on her blog; just hours after the MSNBC anchor claimed the website had been “hacked.”
The left-wing host was scheduled to accept PFLAG’s Straight for Equality in Media award in the coming weeks, but had the offer rejected following multiple reports she had posted homophobic comments on her now defunct personal webpage.
“While Reid was slated to accept PFLAG’s Straight for Equality in Media award next month at the organization’s 45th anniversary celebration, the group opted to take back the offer after dozens of blog posts from The Reid Report containing anti-gay material were uncovered by an Internet sleuth,” writes Mediaite.
“PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, their families, and allies—has rescinded its Straight for Equality in Media award to political analyst Joy Reid,” said a spokesperson for the organization.
Reid offered an apology for the controversial posts last December, but now claims the articles were the work of outside forces who gained access to her blog.
REID RAGE: MSNBC Host Joy Reid Blames HOMOPHOBIC SLURS on ‘Hackers’
MSNBC host Joy Reid deflected allegations Monday that she published homophobic slurs on her now-defunct blog, bizarrely claiming that an “external party” had gained excess to the site and attempted to “taint” her character.
“In December I learned that an unknown, external party accessed and manipulated material from my now-defunct blog, The Reid Report, to include offensive and hateful references that are fabricated and run counter to my personal beliefs and ideology,” Reid told Mediaite. “The manipulated material seems to be part of an effort to taint my character with false information by distorting a blog that ended a decade ago.”
The liberal host also confirmed that she had contacted members of law enforcement, cybersecurity experts, and the LGBT community to help determine who had “corrupted the site.”
“It’s unclear when the nefarious hackers would have hacked her site and added the controversial content, since it has been defunct for years and still is. More importantly, NBC could or would not specify exactly which posts Reid is claiming were doctored,” Mediaite’s Caleb Ecarma adds.
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REID RAGE: MSNBC’s Joy Reid FLIPS OUT after Trump Invokes ‘CHURCH and ‘FAMILY During Speech
MSNBC’s Joy Reid wasn’t too pleased with President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening, slamming the Commander-in-Chief’s repeated use of the words “family” and “police,” and viciously claiming Trump was using “1950’s-era nationalism” to return the United States to a “bygone era.”
The left-wing host vented her frustration on social media during the President’s primetime speech to the American people, strangely taking offense to the core principles Trump outlined as the backbone of our democracy.
“Church … family … police … military … the national anthem … Trump trying to call on all the tropes of 1950s-era nationalism. The goal of this speech appears to be to force the normalization of Trump on the terms of the bygone era his supporters are nostalgic for,” she tweeted.
Church … family … police … military … the national anthem … Trump trying to call on all the tropes of 1950s-era nationalism. The goal of this speech appears to be to force the normalization of Trump on the terms of the bygone era his supporters are nostalgic for. #SOTU
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) January 31, 2018
It remains unclear what Reid finds particularly foul about the military or the national anthem, other than the fact President Trump is a proud supporter of both American traditions.