GLAAD To CNN: Fire Roland Martin For ‘anti-gay’ Tweets Made During Sunday’s Super Bowl

February 6, 2012 by staff 

GLAAD To CNN: Fire Roland Martin For ‘anti-gay’ Tweets Made During Sunday’s Super Bowl, GLAAD is calling on CNN to fire Roland Martin following a series of Tweets Sunday night during the Super Bowl.


Advocates of anti-gay violence have no place at CNN or Time Warner
Following H&M’s Super Bowl commercial featuring soccer player David Beckham, CNN’s Roland Martin tweeted to almost 95,000 followers:

If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! #superbowl

Roland Martin is a regular guest on CNN and a commentator on TV One, a news network available in over 36 million homes.

GLAAD wrote:
.@rolandsmartin Advocates of gay bashing have no place at @CNN #SuperBowl #LGBT

Martin replied:
@glaad @CNN well you’re clearly out of touch and clueless with what I tweeted. Way to assume, but you’re way off base

Earlier today Martin posted to his Facebook fan page:

Who the hell was that New England Patriot they just showed in a head to toe pink suit? Oh, he needs a visit from #teamwhipdatass

Since making the comments Martin has suggested his tweet regarding David Beckham was intended for soccer fans. He did not respond to a question from Metro Weekly about why, if the tweet was about soccer and not based in anti-gay sentiment, he only referenced his concern about “a dude … hyped” about the ad and not any soccer fan.

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