On Super Bowl Sunday, Roland Martin of CNN issued some homophobic tweets that got him in trouble with gay organizations and this blog. CNN stayed silent on the matter, until just moments ago, when it issued this statement:
“Roland Martin’s tweets were regrettable and offensive. Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated. We have been giving careful consideration to this matter, and Roland will not be appearing on our air for the time being.”
The Huffington Post adds:
The move came three days after Martin caused an outcry by tweeting that people should “smack the ish” out of any male fans of an underwear ad starring David Beckham. He also made fun of a New England Patriots player who arrived wearing a pink jumpsuit. “He needs a visit from #teamwhipdatass,” Martin wrote.
On Monday, The Blaze reported that the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) called Martin out and has been actively advocating for the network to fire him.
Glenn Beck discussed Martin’s tweets earlier this week on his radio show. Watch, below:
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