MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid apologizes again for the homophobic blog posts and tweets she wrote more than 10 years ago and addressed the fallout over the latest blog posts that she previously disputed having ever written: “I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things.”

During the opening segment of her AMJoy on Saturday, Reid said, “I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things … But I can definitely understand, based on things I have tweeted and have written in the past, why some people don’t believe me.”

Reid said the cybersecurity experts she hired were not able to prove that her blog had been hacked. “I’ve not been exempt from being dumb or cruel or hurtful to the very people I want to advocate for.” “I own that. I get it. And for that I am truly, truly sorry,” Reid said.

On a personal note, I grew up in Jamaica where being gay was taboo. I met the first openly gay person when I was a student at Ohio University. I was 19 years old and that person was a political science professor.

Imagine living in a country like Jamaica where the LGBT community was marginalized and lived under the constant threat of physical violence. It was wrong to attack someone because of their sexual orientation. I accepted gay marriage in 2006. We all evolve and learn acceptance.