After the New York Times announced it was hiring writer and lawyer Sarah Jeong as an editorial board member, numerous posts from Jeong’s Twitter account slamming white people in past years were discovered.
The Times added that it doesn’t condone Jeong’s tweets and is “confident” that “she will be an important voice for the editorial board moving forward.”
Jeong, in her Thursday statement on the matter, called her tweets “counter-trolling” and said they were “intended as satire.”
“I deeply regret mimicking the language of my harassers,” Jeong wrote, adding that she “would not do it again.”
According to the Times’ announcement, Jeong will join the paper in September as its lead writer on technology.