Joy-Ann Reid has responded to criticism for homophobic blog posts and others that dive in to 9/11 conspiracies and criticism of Sen. John McCain, under her name at her former blog explaining that "[t]here are things I deeply regret and am embarrassed by, things I would have said differently and issues where my position has changed. Today I’m sincerely apologizing again."
MSNBC released a statement soon after saying "Some of the things written by Joy on her old blog are obviously hateful and hurtful. They are not reflective of the colleague and friend we have known at MSNBC for the past seven years. Joy has apologized publicly and privately Joyand said she has grown and evolved in the many years since, and we know this to be true."