Joy Reid Racist Controversy: TV Host Dismisses Gabby Petito Case As “Missing White Woman Syndrome”

Joy Reid Racist Controversy: TV Host Dismisses Gabby Petito Case As “Missing White Woman Syndrome”

Joy Reid pointed out the racist treatment and the inequality in media coverage when a black woman goes missing versus a white woman goes missing. Should she be fired for her statement?

Joy Reid, born on 8 December 1968 in New York, is a well-regarded cable television host. 

She is an MSNBC national correspondent and liberal political commentator. She hosted her own MSNBC cable news show, The Reid Report, from 2014 to 2015. 

She also hosted MSNBC’s political weekend-morning talk show. AM Joy. Curretly, she hosts a weeknight commentary show, The ReidOut. 

Joy Reid Racist: What Did She Say About Gabby Petito?

Joy Reid dubbed the disappearance and death of a missing woman from Florida as the ‘missing white woman syndrome,‘ meaning media fascination with missing white women. 

Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old woman, went missing last month after she went on a two-month-long cross-country trip with her boyfriend. 

Police discovered a body with a similar structure to Petito in Wyoming. She sent a text to her mother around three weeks ago. She did not return home with her boyfriend who had already returned a month ago. 

Reid boldly stated that the way Petito’s case is receiving attention is not what people of color receive when they go missing. She pointed out the racial disparity in media coverage of missing persons in last night’s episode of The ReidOut. 

Moreover, Reid brought out the example of a missing black man named Daniel Robinson, who went missing in June this year.

The 24-year-old man disappeared under similar circumstances to Gabby Petito; however, she was unaware of his case until one of her friends told her about it. 

Lynette Grey Bull, who appeared as a panelist in the episode, stated that systemic racism is one of the reasons for discrimination in crimes. 

Is Joy Reid Fired?

No, Joy Reid is not fired as of now. 

However, her bold statement regarding the media coverage disparity of missing persons has caught the attention of viewers.

Some people came in her support whilst some thinks Reid should be fired for her irrelevant claims. 

Netizens took to Twitter to discuss the 52-year-old journalists’ claim. One user tweeted he knew Reid was likely to play the race card on the Gabby Pitito story. 

Another user added, ‘Joy Reid’s racism is out of control.’ 

Joy Reid Net Worth 2021

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Joy Reid has an estimated net worth of $4 million. 

Reid, a graduate of Harvard University, started her professional journalism career with WSVN Channel 7 morning show. She started working as a co-host of Wake Up South Florida in 2006 until 2007. 

She has also published a book titled Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide on 8 September 2015. Besides, she is a professor at Syracuse University and teaches about race, gender, and the media. 

Who Are Joy Reid Children And Husband? Family

Joy Reid is married to her husband Jason Reid. The couple has three children. 

Jason Reid is a writer and editor and has worked with the Discovery channel, according to The Sun.

He is a co-founder of a production company, ImageLab Media Group, which creates documentaries and feature films. Further, Jason has also served as a freelance editor for NBC between 2012 and 2013.