Joy Reid under fire after arguing those fascinated with Gabby Petito case have “missing white woman syndrome”

Monday, MSNBC’s Joy Reid suggested those fascinated with the story of missing Gabby Petino are suffering from “missing white woman syndrome.”

“If you’ve been watching the news for the past few days or on Twitter or Tik Tok, you’re probably familiar with the name Gabby Petito,” Reid said. “The 22 year old aspiring social media influencer, who was reported missing after her fiancé returned from their van life excursion without her.”

“Now it goes without saying that no family should ever have to endure that kind of pain, and the Petito family certainly deserve answers and justice. But the way this story has captivated the nation has many wondering, why not the same media attention when people of color go missing?. Well, the answer actually has a name, ‘missing white woman syndrome,’ the term coined by the late and great Gwen Eiffel, to describe the media and public fascination with missing white women like Lacey Peterson or Natalie Holloway, while ignoring cases involving missing people of color,” she continued.

Reid’s spin had her trending on Twitter with many mocking her take.

“This is not the time to play the “race card” @JoyAnnReid
Are your ratings that bad? America, below is Reid’s latest racist rant!
Joy Ann Reid: Media is Reporting Gabby Petito’s disappearance as “Missing White Woman Syndrome.””

“I told you this would happen. Somebody was going to play the race card on the Gabby Pitito story, and most likely it would be Joy Reid.”

“No, Joy. If you care about the black community then YOU report on the 64,000 black women missing & black on black crime. You are the media. You stoke division & refuse to shed light on the people you pretend to care about”

“Truly a sad, darkened soul.”