CNN’s White House correspondent apologizes for homophobic tweets

kaitlan collins speaking to camera in front of the white house, she is wearing black coat.

CNN’s White House Correspondent, Kaitlan Collins, has apologized for homophobic tweets she wrote about ‘fags’ and feeling uncomfortable around lesbians.

A conservative LGBTI group called Log Cabin Republicans found the tweets from 2011 and published screenshots of them. In the tweets, Collins calls someone a ‘fag’ and questions whether she would feel comfortable sharing a room with a lesbian.

Within an hour of the revelations, Collins quickly tweeted her apology.

‘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,’ she wrote.

Her apology received almost 7,000 replies within 14 hours.

Collins making news

It seems CNN is ready to accept Collins’ apology. Its vice-president of communications and digital partnerships, Matt Dornic, said her language was disappointing.

‘I’m a proud gay man. And I am a proud friend of @kaitlancollins,’ Dornic wrote in reply to Log Cabin Republicans’ twet.

‘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.’

Collins also made headlines in July this year US President Donald Trump banned her from a press event after she repeatedly asked him questions about his former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

The FBI investigated Cohen on suspicion of colluding with Russian authorities to help influence the 2016 presidential elections. He was convicted of tax evasion, one count of making false statements to a financial institution, one count of willfully causing an unlawful corporate contribution, and one count of making an excessive campaign contribution at the request of a candidate for the ‘principal purpose of influencing [the] election’.

Source: Gay News