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CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins apologized for her “ignorant language” in 2011 tweets, when she was in college.

According to Huffington Post, “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.” iMediaEthics wrote to the group to ask how it came across the tweets and if it has reviewed old social media posts of other news reporters. Gregory Angelo, the president of the Log Cabin Republicans, told iMediaEthics by e-mail

“The tweets were forwarded to Log Cabin Republicans by a Twitter user; we do not have the bandwidth nor the inclination to spend the time of this organization scrutinizing old tweets — but when something of this nature comes to our attention, it’s important to share with our followers. This is not the first time Log Cabin Republicans has engaged on matters of this nature; one need only go back as recently as May to see commentary on Joy Reid in a similar vein.”

“When I was in college, I used ignorant language in a few tweets to my friends,” Collins tweeted. “It was immature but it doesn’t represent the way I feel at all. I regret it and apologize.”

CNN spokesperson Matt Dornic pointed iMediaEthics to Collins’ tweet apologizing and his own tweet about the matter

In his own tweet, Dornic wrote, “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.”

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