Joy Reid apologizes for gay slurs, taunts aimed at ‘Miss Charlie’ Crist
Prominent progressive MSNBC host Joy-Ann M. Lomena-Reid apologized Sunday for anti-gay remarks directed towards then-Florida Gov. Charles J. Crist Jr. from 2007 to 2009.
“Stop pretending brother, it’s okay that you don’t go for the ladies,” one post from Reid’s blog “The Reid Report” said of Crist, who is not a Democratic congressman representing a Tampa-area district. At the time of Reid’s taunts, Crist identified himself as a Republican.
A Twitter sleuth with the username @Jamie_Maz made the discovery a few days ago and posted screenshots to his personal account.
1/x From 2007 to 2009 @joyannreid authored a dozen homophobic posts not only attempting to out Charlie Crist as gay, she attacked & mocked him for being so.
She repeatedly referred to him as "Miss Charlie" and tagged posts about him under "gay politicians." (thread) pic.twitter.com/tRYvJ3lTc8
— Free Britney (@Jamie_Maz) November 30, 2017
The Twitter user describes what he calls “a dozen” of anti-gay posts, many referring to Crist as “Miss Charlie.”