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Emcee Of African-Americans For Hillary Event Used Anti-Gay Slurs On Twitter

“While we welcome the support of everyone, we’re only able to control that which is said by our campaign,” a Clinton campaign official told BuzzFeed News.

A visible supporter of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has used anti-gay language on Twitter in the past.

Karen Civil, a music media personality, emceed the launch event of “African Americans for Hillary” at Clark Atlanta University last year and was listed as a “social media influencer” on a list of the “170 African American Women Leaders Stand with Hillary Clinton,” on a Clinton campaign press release sent Wednesday.

Civil detailed her experience with African Americans For Hillary, in a blog item posted to the campaign’s website on Nov. 6, 2015, titled, “I helped launch African Americans for Hillary Clinton. This is my story.”

A BuzzFeed News review of her Twitter account uncovered tweets from 2009 in which Civil used the word “fag” and “faggot.” Civil also tweeted about her “jew ways” when it came to spending money.

Civil did not respond to a request for comment on her tweets, which were subsequently deleted after BuzzFeed News brought them to her attention.

A Clinton campaign official told BuzzFeed News: “While we welcome the support of everyone, we’re only able to control that which is said by our campaign.”

Here are screenshots of the tweets:

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