A prominent LGBT advocacy group officially rescinded Joy Reid’s “allyship award” Tuesday over allegations she published homophobic slurs on her blog; just hours after the MSNBC anchor claimed the website had been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largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, their families, and allies—has rescinded its Straight for Equality in Media award to political analyst Joy Reid,” said a spokesperson for the organization.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.