Conservative LGBTQ group the Log Cabin Republicans dug up 2011 tweets from CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins in which she used anti-gay slurs. The then-collage-age Collins apparently the word “fag” and questioned whether she wanted to room with a lesbian.
“It was immature but it doesn’t represent the way I feel at all,” Collins, who attended the University of Alabama, responded on Twitter.
When I was in college, I used ignorant language in a few tweets to my friends. It was immature but it doesn’t represent the way I feel at all. I regret it and apologize.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 7, 2018
The Log Cabin Republicans then posted screengrabs of the aforementioned tweets.
— LogCabinRepublicans (@LogCabinGOP) October 7, 2018
CNN vice president of communications Matt Dornic, who is gay, tweeted that he was “disappointed” that Collins used an offensive word, but accepted her apology.
I’m a proud gay man. And I am a proud friend of @kaitlancollins. Tho I’m disappointed that she ever used the word (even as an immature college kid), I can say with certainty it doesn’t reflect her feelings toward the LGBTQ community. She’s apologized and I accept that.
— Matt Dornic (@mdornic) October 7, 2018
So. Do we forgive Kaitlan for being an insensitive college kid? Or do we dig deeper into her character and see what there is to see (after all, prior to joining CNN she worked for the very conservative Daily Caller)? Or do we just consider the source, the self-loathing Log Cabin Republicans, and move along? And how long DO we hold people accountable for old tweets? I’m not sure. Leave your thoughts in the Facebook comments section.
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