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Charlie Crist Accepts Joy Reid’s Apology for Past Jokes About Him: ‘Long Forgotten, but Thank You’

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Charlie Crist has accepted MSNBC host Joy Reid’s apology for comments she made a decade ago that mocked him with language that has been criticized as homophobic.

"Long forgotten, but thank you" the former Florida Gov. tweeted early Sunday evening. "I appreciate you." 

In posts to her now-defunct blog "The Reid Report" in 2007, 2008, and 2009, Reid frequently referred to Crist as "Miss Charlie" while calling him closeted. She also repeated speculation that Crist married his now-ex-wife Carole Rome to quash rumors and increase his chances of being selected as Republican John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election, and made jokes about Crist's professional and personal relationships. The comments first resurfaced Thursday on Twitter.

Reid apologized Sunday afternoon, saying in a statement in part that "I am disappointed in myself. I apologize to those who also are disappointed in me. Life can be humbling. It often is. But I hope that you know where my heart is, and that I will always strive to use my words for good. I know better and I will do better."

Related video: MSNBC's Joy Reid Writes Apology For Anti-LGBT Posts (Provided by Wochit News)

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