A New York University student who blamed Chelsea Clinton for the New Zealand mosque shootings apologized on Twitter Monday after resurfaced tweets showed she used inappropriate terms in the past.

NYU senior Leen Dweik was one of the activists who confronted Clinton at the school’s vigil for those killed in New Zealand Friday.


“The 49 people died because of the rhetoric you put out there,” Dweik said in a video of the confrontation with Clinton.

Some of the now-deleted tweets reported by IsraellyCool used the word “faggot.”

Dweik apologized in a series of tweets, adding they were written when she was a high school sophomore.

“Six years ago I tweeted quotes my black friend said to me, not then recognizing that even typing out the words someone else had used was not my right,” Dweik wrote. “I understand the violent history of the n-word and apologize to everyone in the black community, especially those who feel hurt by this.”

Dweik continued in another tweet that she picked up the “f-word” from a “toxic individual,” but still supported gay rights.

“I did not then see the disconnect between using such language and supporting the gay community, but as soon as I did, that word was completely dropped from my vocabulary,” Dweik tweeted.

Dweik along with fellow NYU student Rose Asaf explained in a Buzzfeed op-ed that they confronted Clinton for “her false charge of anti-Semitism” against Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Omar accused pro-Israel lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) for buying pro-Israel support in a February tweet. Clinton responded in a tweet that all elected officials should be expected “to not traffic in anti-Semitism.”

Dweik and Asaf did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment in time for publication.

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