CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins apologizes for past gay slurs on Twitter

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.

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 reporter Kaitlan Collins (R) watches as another reporter (L) asks a question about trade agreements, border security and the MS-13 gang after President Donald Trump refused to take her question about Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh during a news conference on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 1, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: CNN News correspondent, Kaitlan Collins, reports from the briefing room at the White House, on August 2, 2018 in Washington, DC. The administration's top security officials briefed the media on election interference. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
The Daily Caller White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins (3rd R) asks a question during a press conference by US President Donald Trump and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the East Room of the White House on February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 30 : CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins asks questions of President Donald J. Trump as the press is escorted out after a swearing-in ceremony for the new Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie in the Oval Office at the White House on Monday, July 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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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.

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.
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