Published: Sat, December 15, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski apologizes for homophobic comment

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski apologizes for homophobic comment

Brzezinski apologized for the comment on Twitter saying that she didn't mean it as a homophobic slur.

There was condemnation of Brzezinski's remarks on Twitter; one leftist critic stated, "I was with you, @morningmika, right up to the "butt boy" comment. Sexualizing gay people this way is created to control them & minimize our worth", Grenell said, while also adding that he didn't think much of Brzezinski's walk-back.

In response to the apology from Brzezinski, Grenell replied via Twitter: "accepting apologies is important".

Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski did not appear on the show on December 13 due to a "long-planned family event". He doesn't care. But why doesn't Mike Pompeo care right now?

"I understand that Donald Trump doesn't care", Brzezinski said on the air Wednesday morning.

The Hill media reporter Joe Concha quoted Trump's tweet and wrote, "He's not wrong".

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski is facing growing backlash - including criticism from President Donald Trump - after calling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a "wannabe dictator's butt boy" Wednesday during a segment of "Morning Joe".

Well and good. She should apologize. I'm dead serious. I'm asking: "Are these the words of a patriot?"

Most notably, Trump mocked Brzezinski for trying to hang out with him at his Mar-a-Lago resort on New Years in 2017 while "bleeding badly from a face-lift".

A Rolling Stone magazine article in February 2016 even referred to Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski as "Trump's Lapdogs".

Scarborough eventually ditched the GOP and made a decision to back away from supporting his old friend.

Brzezinski's audio cut out for a moment, indicating that a control room editor at MSNBC tried to take out the slur but missed the mark.

Joy Reid infamously claimed hateful and anti-gay rhetoric on her pre-fame blog was planted by diabolical hackers - a claim that quickly fell apart. "She'll be back with us tomorrow". "SO SORRY!" she wrote, mentioning Durbin because he was a guest on the show.

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