CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins apologized Sunday for anti-gay slurs she made on Twitter as a college student.
The conservative LGBTQ group Log Cabin Republicans resurfaced messages from 2011 in which Collins used the word “fag” and questioned whether she wanted to room with a lesbian, according to several outlets.
“It was immature but it doesn’t represent the way I feel at all,” Collins, who attended the University of Alabama, wrote 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
Log Cabin Republicans posted screengrabs of the tweets earlier in the day, prompting some backlash and debate about the unearthing of old tweets.
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CNN vice president of communications Matt Dornic, who identified himself as gay, said on Twitter 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
Collins, who had previously worked for The Daily Caller, was at the center of a controversy in July, when the White House banned her from a press function after she called out questions to President Donald Trump about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.