Transgender rights activist and talk show host Ashlee Marie Preston has come under fire for a series of past tweets that contain homophobic and racist innuendo.
Preston, a paid employee of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Presidential campaign, has apologized for the years-old remarks which appeared on her Twitter feed. One tweet from 2011 read “That is thee last time I help that f*ggot f*cker….he’s bringing ME problems Truman help him.” Another, dated 2010 reads “Latino and Asian businesses need 2 stop being rude & f*kn disrespectful, & I kno its A LOT to ask in CA but speak f*kn English 2* #yahisaidit.”
Preston’s apology, released to Twitter & Facebook, acknowledged her hateful remarks. “Taking accountability for the past, staying rooted in the present, and absorbing lessons for the future,” she tweeted, while including a long explanation for her words. She blamed her behavior on a methamphataime addiction she struggled with at the time, noting that she’s been sober for more than seven years.
Taking accountability for the past, staying rooted in the present, and absorbing lessons for the future. pic.twitter.com/yDGXLKX8jU
— Ashlee Marie Preston (@AshleeMPreston) October 14, 2019
The tweets, however, appear to have exceeded her struggle with addiction. One tweet from 2018 contained veiled homophobia and threats of violence. “I’d beat the dog sh*t of out you; furry slipper wearing ass f*ck boy. IRL I’d smash your f-cking head in like a can of A&W Root Beer–But ima fall back and let you keep pretending for the internet…d*ck rider.”
Preston has a long history of incendiary behavior. In 2017, she publicly confronted Caitlyn Jenner for her support of Donald Trump, calling her a “f*cking fraud.” Jenner later apologized for her support. Preston also attacked Sen. Bernie Sanders, repeating a false claim that he had not attended an LGBTQ rights event in over 40 years.
In addition to her work with the Warren campaign, Preston hosts the podcast talk show Shook.
Love when people use their bad behavior to excuse their bad behavior.
Blaming your stupidity on a drug addiction is NOT taking accountability. Drugs do not make you say things you don’t believe.
It reads like an article written by Biden and Trump campaign staffers. We all say things we later regret, but few have enough character to apologize.
What are you talking about? Every single person who’s gotten in trouble for old tweets has issued a version of this exact apology.
A lot of people apologize. Those apologies are often not accepted. I’m okay with her apology. People say stupid things when they’re pissed off.
Sounds like a plain old read to me. The LGBTQ community throws shade and reads like no other. LOL!
I thought the word was already out on this trans “advocate”? This girl is clearly just out for herself–everything she does is shamelessly self-serving (did you see her photo op of her birthday cake with the face of a bunch of dead trans women on it?). She’s just trying to be a celebrity and using this serious issue of trans violence as her angle. It’s despicable.
Too bad. A great many people have typed out tweets that were not as bad as these and they faced backlash, they apologized immediately, but were never forgiven. And this one is really bad. She makes the President look like Disney.
Tina didn’t make her tweet those homophobic words. If anything it just brought out what was already in her.
Figures Pocahontas hired this thing!
Will the media call on Pocahontas to disavow this woman?
What a shock, the same account that defends anti-LGBT bigotry uses the name of a proud native American woman as a slur.
Isn’t Warren too a proud Native American woman? Harvard once called her the first woman of color to work there. On her law license she wrote Native American under race.
That means she’d be the first woman of color to be President (even though we all know she won’t win), no?
A new fool has surfaced. Do you plan to hang around or is this just a sh’it and run?
Translation: You can’t deal with the actual post and, as a Trump troll are terrified of people running against him.
LOL what?? I’m actually hoping Warren is the nominee because that would be hilarious and you’d see her lose worse than HIllary
Wow, the SAME apology from all the people who get caught.
Um…..I’m taking responsibility……BUT IT WASN’T MY FAULT IT WAS THE DRUGS/ALCOHOL/DEPRESSION etc…
Just apologize and shut the hell up, Meth doesn’t make you a bigot or a racist.
You coincidentally left out the anti-asian tweets.
She sounds like a real nasty, low class person. I’d be embarrassed to employ her.
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